Optimizing Lab Exhaust: Modeling to Save Energy and Safeguard Users and Neighbors
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Center East, Fort Dearborn Room
|Left to right: Key organizers of the Windy City Chapter's Aug. 9 Smart Labs seminar included Tom Smith, Exposure Control Technologies, Co-Speaker; Adana Johns, Perkins+Will, Windy City Chapter Vice President; Julie Higginbotham, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Windy City Chapter Secretary; Matt Gudorf, University of California-Irvine, Co-Speaker; Vy Milunas, University of Illinois-Chicago, Windy City Chapter President. (Not pictured: David Warner, HTS Chicago, Windy City Chapter Treasurer.)|
|Northwestern University co-sponsored the August 9 Smart Labs seminar and hosted the event in its Rubloff Hall facility in downtown Chicago. Englewood Electric also co-sponsored the event.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted a Meet the Board mixer and laboratory tour at the Roosevelt University's Congress Lounge. Learn more about this event.
|Roosevelt University laboratory manager Gabriel Vidrine introduces Windy City I2SL attendees to one of the labs in the school's new "vertical campus" during the June 9 chapter event.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted a workshop, "Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Laboratory Design." View the invitation for more details.
|The Windy City chapter sponsored the all-day High-Performance, Low-Energy Design short course in Chicago on February 23, 2016. Speakers were (left to right) Susan Turner, Bailey Edward (chapter secretary); Vytenis Milunas, University of Illinois-Chicago (chapter vice president); and Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates (national I2SL Chief Financial Officer and board member). Fifty attendees received a comprehensive introduction to sustainable lab design.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted the "Higher Standards: Sustainable Laboratory Higher Education Roundtable." See the invitation for details.
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted an educational session,"Science and Sustainability at Eckerd College and Yale University." See the invitation for details.
|CannonDesign Vice President and I2SL Board of Director Member Punit Jain and Eckerd College Marine Science and Geoscience Professor Laura Reiser Wetzel present to the attentive audience at the Windy City Chapter's August 2015 event.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted a presentation, "Doing More With Less: Hydronic Strategies for Chilled Beams." See the invitation for more information.
The I2SL Windy City Chapter successfully hosted its first educational tour, “Sustainable Design and Operation at Argonne National Laboratory,” on August 11, 2014. More than 80 attendees visited Argonne to hear presentations by ANL staff on site planning and sustainability, as well as on innovative MEP features at ANL's labs. Bus tours gave attendees a close look at efforts to preserve and enhance prairie, forest, and wetlands environments on the 1,700-acre site, as well as green approaches to landscaping, parking, and power generation. Walking tours of the Advanced Photon Source (including a lab/office module), Center for Nanoscale Materials, and Advanced Protein Characterization Laboratory further familiarized attendees with ANL's efforts to support world-class science with high-performance buildings. Special thanks to chapter president and ANL mechanical engineer Marvin Kirshenbaum for hosting; to our event sponsors Lindblad Construction, Scheck Construction, and Thermosystems; and to chapter sponsors HTS Chicago, Grumman/Butkus Associates, and Hatchell & Associates. View the event program for more information.
|I2SL Executive Director Phil Wirdzek addresses attendees at “Sustainable Design and Operation at Argonne National Laboratory,” an educational tour sponsored by the Windy City Chapter on August 11, 2014.|
|Windy City chapter President Marvin Kirshenbaum, a mechanical engineer at ANL, helped guide attendees on a tour of the Advanced Photon Source and related buildings at Argonne, including many sustainability features.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted "Lab Buildings and Lab Users Working Together for Sustainable Operation," presented by Lisa Sanzenbacher, University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC) and Jim Coogan, P.E., Siemens Industry Inc. This chapter presentation took place at AIA Chicago, bringing together planners, architects, engineers, and facilities staff from UIC, Illinois Institute of Technology, Argonne National Labs, and other institutions.
|I2SL's Windy City Chapter attends"Lab Buildings and Lab Users Working Together for Sustainable Operation," on April 1, 2014.|
|I2SL's Windy City Chapter did it again! Another successful program, "Lab Buildings and Lab Users Working Together for Sustainable Operation," presented by Lisa Sanzenbacher (University of Illinois - Chicago) and Jim Coogan, P.E. (Siemens Industry Inc.), took place at AIA Chicago in downtown Chicago. This outstanding program brought together planners, architects, engineers, and facilities staff from UIC, Illinois Institute of Technology, Argonne National Laboratory, and other institutions.|
The I2SL Windy City Chapter's Performance Contracting: A Path Toward Sustainable Facility Design & Operation event consisted of laboratory and hospital case study presentations followed by a panel discussion.
The I2SL Windy City Chapter had their inaugural public presentation at University of Illinois – Chicago. Gordon Sharp, I2SL Board of Directors Vice President and president of Aircuity, gave his presentation: “Achieve Deep Energy Reductions in Laboratories”, which used examples from his extensive experience and outlined a set of measures to achieve energy reductions starting with the largest measures and layering on synergistic subsequent steps.