I2SL Windy City Chapter Past Events

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September 21, 2017

June 26, 2017

March 30, 2017

December 1, 2016

August 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

February 23, 2016

October 28, 2015

August 4, 2015

April 27, 2015

August 11, 2014

April 1, 2014

November 5, 2013

August 26, 2013


September 21, 2017

Sustainability Considerations for Specialty Laboratory Design
5-8:30 p.m.
University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Center East, White Oak Room
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June 26, 2017

Big Data and the Sustainable Lab: Using Analytics to Improve Design and Operations
4:30–7 p.m.
Grumman/Butkus Associates
Evanston, IL
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March 30, 2017

The Windy City Chapter hosted "Optimizing Lab Exhaust: Modeling to Save Energy and Safeguard Users and Neighbors." This breakfast meeting and presentation was held at the University of Illinois-Chicago and featured Brad Cochran, P.E.,. of CCP Wind.

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March 30 Windy City Event
Brad Cochran, P.E., of CPP Wind, shared information on the latest techniques for safe and energy efficient laboratory exhaust at a Windy City Chapter breakfast meeting on March 30.

 

December 1, 2016

The Windy City Chapter sponsored a Holiday Happy Hour and Year-End Review. The event was held in the downtown Chicago offices of Perkins+Will, which also sponsored the evening. Learn more about this event.

Dec 1 Windy City Event
Perkins+Will's Chicago office was the city of a Windy City Chapter Holiday Happy Hour on December 1. Chapter president Vy Milunas of the University of Illinois-Chicago (foreground) provided a review of chapter and national I2SL activities for 2016, plus information about plans for 2017.

 

August 9, 2016

The Windy City Chapter hosted a education session "Seminar: Operating a Smarter, Safer Lab" at the Northwestern University, Rubloff Building in Chicago. Learn more about this event.

August 9, 2016 Event
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.)
August 9, 2016 Event
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.

 

June 9, 2016

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.

June 9, 2016, 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.

 

February 23, 2016

The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted a workshop, "Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Laboratory Design." View the invitation for more details.

Windy City Chapter Feb 23 event
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.

 

October 28, 2015

The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted the "Higher Standards: Sustainable Laboratory Higher Education Roundtable." See the invitation for details.

 

August 4, 2015

The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted an educational session,"Science and Sustainability at Eckerd College and Yale University." See the invitation for details.

Aug 2015 event
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.

 

April 27, 2015

The I2SL Windy City Chapter hosted a presentation, "Doing More With Less: Hydronic Strategies for Chilled Beams." See the invitation for more information.

 

August 11, 2014

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.

Windy City event
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 event tour
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.

 

April 1, 2014

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.

Photo of Windy City event
I2SL's Windy City Chapter attends"Lab Buildings and Lab Users Working Together for Sustainable Operation," on April 1, 2014.
Photo of Windy City Chapter
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.

 

November 5, 2013

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.

 

August 26, 2013

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.

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