2012 Open Meetings

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These meetings spanned a variety of topics and offered a chance to get involved with high-technology sustainability initiatives.

 

BIM for Laboratory and Related High-Technology Facility Operation and Management: Review of Survey Results and Next Steps
Laboratory Facility Management Through Building Information Modeling (BIM) Working Group Meeting

Hosted by: International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)/buildingSMART alliance™

Monday, October 1, 2012
1 – 5 p.m.

From building design to building management, BIM provides the resources high-tech facility professionals need to achieve and maintain a sustainable building long after delivery. BIM offers a user-friendly, interactive, three-dimensional view of the entire facility and allows users to look at all of the building's interacting parts. To learn more about BIM's use throughout the high-tech facility community, I2SL's Laboratory Facility Management Through BIM Working Group conducted a survey of industry professionals during summer 2012. This session shared what respondents had to say about BIM and to discuss how BIM can be elevated as a common platform for ensuring the sustainable energy and environmental performance of our world's high-tech facilities.

StoreSmart Meeting: Putting the Freeze on Cold Storage Energy Waste

Led by: Allen Doyle, University of California, Davis, and Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, University of Colorado Boulder

Monday, October 1, 2012
5 – 7 p.m.

Note: This meeting is free. No pre-registration is required.

An ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer can use as much electricity in one year as a typical single-family home. During this meeting, participants discussed and planned cold storage priorities for the next two to ten years. Present issues include: testing; metering and data sharing; new design features; sample management and reduction; science-based temperature selection; and communications to scientists, procurement officers, and utility companies. These can be solved through an alliance of cold storage stakeholders: researchers, manufacturers, building operators, granting agencies, procurement specialists, utility companies, and eventually, end-of-life reclamation companies. Breakout groups were coordinated by prepared stakeholders to plan collaborations and goals. It is hoped that these groups will meet regularly by conference call and report back in 2013 with progress achieved. All interested parties were invited.


Informational Session: U.S. Department of Energy Specifications for High-Efficiency Fume Hoods and Ultra-Low-Temperature Laboratory Freezer

Presented by: Rebecca Legett, Navigant Consulting, Inc., and Paul Mathew, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
10:45 a.m. – noon

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Laboratory Continuous Performance Program Meeting

Led by: Phil Wirdzek, I2SL, and Michael Austin, University of Minnesota

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

I2SL, with others in the health and safety community, have been collaborating to develop a comprehensive Laboratory Sustainability Improvement Evaluation System. This rating system would drive and help evaluate design and ongoing sustainability performance in new and existing laboratory facilities. The program is planned to build upon and go beyond established evaluation systems such as LEED® and previous work such as embodied in the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria. The system is expected to add new features that define the specific characteristics of laboratory operations and management. This system will also help ensure occupant health and safety while driving the energy and environmental performance characteristics that should be maintained throughout the laboratory's useful life. Attendees could join this open meeting to be part of a working group developing this system to maintain the long-term value that should be expected with these investments.

Informational Session: The NZ4 Global Alliance Design Approach: Stimulus Concepts Featuring Net Zero Energy; Net Water; Magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education; and Technology Accelerators

Presented by:
Bruce Haxton, AIA, LEED AP®, Bruce McLean Haxton, Architect

Jason Loiselle, Sherwood Design Engineers
John Andary, P.E., LEED AP, Integral Group
Tom Kubala, AIA, The Kubala Washatko Architects

Thursday, October 4, 2012
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

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