What's New

Annual Conference

Hotel and Attendee List Phishing Alert!

Don't be fooled by emails or phone calls from people claiming to be from official housing companies for the 2019 I2SL Conference or lead generators trying to sell you I2SL attendee lists. We are not working with anyone outside of the Hyatt Regency Denver, nor do we sell our attendee lists to third parties. We only share our attendee lists with exhibitors prior to the conference for onsite networking and marketing purposes, and please know that our websites and databases are secure.

All official 2019 I2SL Annual Conference correspondence will come from info@i2sl.org.

Any emails claiming conference hotel deals or attendee lists for sale should be ignored as any SPAM message you receive. Should you receive any emails of concern, please contact I2SL.


  • The coolest way to make summer more sustainable is more efficient cold storage. Check out the 2019 Freezer Challenge winners!
  • Check out this piece on the International Freezer Challenge and 2019's winners in Nature magazine!

I2SL Chapters

  • Looking to join an I2SL chapter? Find an I2SL chapter near you!
  • The Emerald City Chapter in Seattle is holding an educational event on Monday, October 28, on how to drive sustainability into the core of higher education. Register now!
  • CBRE is hosting a kickoff meeting on Tuesday, October 29, for those interested in forming a new Australia Chapter! Visit the I2SL Chapter Events Calendar to view more details about the event, or email David Keenan to RSVP or request more information.

Working Groups


    Best Practices Guide
  • The Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process.
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) training courses are available now at a discount to I2SL Members.
  • I2SL members from organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard University are helping to make the places that save lives save resources too! Check out this article from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • Check out this article from fivethirtyeight.com, featuring I2SL members, about the dilemmas faced by today's scientists and lab specialists when trying to help the planet while using resources in the process.
  • According to the latest addition to our E-Library, laboratory design has been shifting towards sustainability and spatial flexibility. Read the full article to find out more!
  • Harvard University got several of its laboratories to go green by giving green. Read the case study about how financial incentives helped reduce lab energy intensity.
  • Core facilities are the latest trend in consolidating campus research facilities and equipment to save resources and maximize researchers' abilities. Read more about how they work at Northwestern University or watch a video about core facilities.
  • The University of Virginia recently completed a Pilot Lab Program to study the true potential of holistic Green Labs programming that addresses both building and user aspects of research efficiency.