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International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Freezer Challenge

  • I2SL is proud to offer the 2019 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge in conjunction with My Green Lab to promote efficient, effective sample storage for laboratories around the world. Learn more about this year’s challenge and sign up before May 1 to participate!
  • Special thanks to our 2019 cosponsors: Eppendorf, Panasonic Healthcare Corporation Biomedical, Stirling Ultracold, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • View an article in Nature, the weekly scientific journal, on the results from the 2018 Freezer Challenge.

I2SL Chapters

Find Your Local Chapter

  • Are you interested in starting an I2SL Chapter in your region? Let us know and we will connect you to other industry professionals in your region as well as other chapter officers to help you successfully kick off a new I2SL Chapter.
  • Check out the new Branch of China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association website! Make plans to attend the 2019 I2SL China Chapter Conference in Beijing, 1-2 August, 2019. Check out this promotional video:

Working Groups

  • 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.
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) training courses are available now at a discount to I2SL members.
  • According to the latest addition to our E-Library, laboratory flexibility and adaptability are becoming less about movable casework and “plug-and-play” systems, and more about research processes and a space's ability to adapt to evolving technologies and preferred workplace styles. Read the full article to find out more!
  • How do you get researchers working with designers and facility/energy managers to develop spaces that are efficient and effective? At the University of California-Santa Barbara, it just takes LabRATS!
  • Learn more about ocean rise and other climate change effects that justify investments in laboratory sustainability in this Science article.
  • 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. I2SL also occasionally posts job opportunities. Check out the latest opportunities here.
  • Register for upcoming I2SL High-Tech Talks Webinars to discover new tools, innovations, and technologies being utilized in the high-tech facility community.
  • View upcoming industry events.

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