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  • 2019 I2SL Annual Conference
    October 20–23, 2019
    Denver, Colorado
  • Thanks for attending the 2018 I2SL Annual Conference. Don't forget to fill out the post-conference evaluation in the onsite mobile app. We'd love to hear your feedback.
  • Congratulations to Nilesh Dagia, the winner of the 2018 Around the World contest and the recipient of a free registration to the 2019 I2SL Annual Conference!
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Go Beyond Award winners! See also the institutions recognized for their environmentally preferred purchasing and manufacturers who received the ACT label.
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International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Freezer Challenge

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Working Groups

  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • Calling all scientists! I2SL Partner, My Green Lab, is leading the effort to bring ENERGY STAR® ratings to new ultra-low temperature freezers. Take a brief survey to tell us what freezers you use in your laboratories.
  • 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.
  • Don't miss our November 20 webinar, How to Operate and Maintain High Performance Laboratories and Critical Workspaces, by 3Flow President and CEO Tom Smith.
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