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  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • The Continuous Improvement Working Group, formerly known as the Laboratory Continuous Performance Improvement Program, is developing tools and a process for continous improvement in new and existing laboratory facilities.
  • I2SL is assisting in the development of a benchmarking database tool to replace the old Labs21 benchmarking database with a lab-specific portal to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Performance Database. For more information, visit the Benchmarking Working Group page.


  • I2SL, with Alison Farmer, Ph.D., kW Engineering, and Matt Gudorf, University of California, Irvine, collaborated to produce a new Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. The guide offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process so that lab construction is not a major disruption. The guide is free to I2SL Members. To download, log into the Member Portal, navigate to I2SL Tools, and select Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. Non-I2SL Members can purchase the guide for $35.
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) training courses are available now at a discount to I2SL members. Learn more about O&M during the November High-Tech Talks webinar November 20.
  • Build your laboratory and other high-tech facility expertise with resources on the Laboratory Basics page.
  • Interested in a career in architecture? Check out these job listings on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.
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