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September 6-8, 2000
San Francisco, California

As in previous years, the Labs21 conference included plenary and panel sessions to discuss ways in which successful strategies and technologies are being implemented to improve the energy efficiency and environmental performance of laboratories. Breakout sessions following the presentations provided opportunities to explore specific issues in greater detail. As noted in pre-meeting materials, this was a paperless conference.

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Morning Plenary

Welcome and Overview
Phil Wirdzek, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

8:35 AM

Introductory Remarks and Overview of Labs21 Initiative
Romulo L. Diaz, Jr., EPA

8:50 AM

West Coast Perspective
Felicia Marcus, EPA Region 9

9:00 AM

Improving the Energy Performance of U.S. Laboratories
Beth Shearer, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

9:15 AM

How Labs Use Energy
Don Prowler, Don Prowler & Associates

9:45 AM

Keynote Address
David Gottfried, WorldBuild Technologies, Inc.

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session A-1

Defining Laboratories for the 21st Century
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

Labs21 Pilot Partner Program
Phil Wirdzek, EPA

ProjectXL and Labs21
Mark Samolis, EPA

Carbon Emission Credit Opportunities for Laboratories
Patrick Keegan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Session A-2

An Introduction to the LBNL Laboratory Design Guide

Geoffrey Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

*This session provided an overview of "A Design Guide for Energy-Efficient Research Laboratories," a tool intended to assist facility owners, architects, engineers, designers, facility managers, and utility energy-management specialists in identifying and applying advanced energy-efficiency features in laboratory-type environments.

12:00 PM

Break for Lunch

1:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session B-1

Promoting Energy Efficiency through Performance Contracting: A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Beth Shearer, FEMP

*This session featured a panel discussion, encouraging audience participation, for federal and private laboratory directors and Energy Services Company (ESCo) representatives. The panel provided an exchange of viewpoints on the advantages, disadvantages, barriers, and strategies of performance contracting for energy efficiency in laboratory facilities.

Session B-2

Emerging Laboratory Design and Retrofits I
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, NREL

Implementing a Wide Range of Energy Features With the Design-Build Process
Mark Arney, Architectural Energy Corporation
Jeffrey Dewey, Acquest Development

Designing Energy Efficient Laboratories
Nicole Westerman, Public Financial Management

Water Resource Management in Laboratory Facilities
Mark Headley, AIA, Overland Partners

Sustainable Design at Sandia National Laboratories: Making Progress
Ralph Wrons, Sandia National Laboratories

3:15 PM


3:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session C-1

HVAC Solutions I
Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Energy Efficient Laboratory Ventilation: One Size Doesn't Fit All
Gregory DeLuga, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Designing a Green Lab Without Sacrificing Safety
Christopher Robertson, Phoenix Controls

EPICenter at Montana State University
Kath Williams, Montana State University
Jason McLennan, BNIM Architects

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis to Evaluate Laboratory Air Flow and Ventilation
Scott Reynolds, CAES, a Division of BCK

Session C-2

Financing and Economics
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

The Basic Economics of Heat Recovery in Laboratories
J. Patrick Carpenter and
Martin Wendel
, Kling Lindquist

Cost Justifying the Green Laboratory Building
Victor Neuman, P.E.

Federal Laboratories' Use of FEMP Super ESPCs
Charles Williams, LBNL

Improving Efficiency of Leased Facilities
Michael Holda, LBNL
Chris Barlow, Wareham Development

5:15 PM


5:30 PM

Welcome Reception Hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric

Thursday, September 7, 2000

Morning Plenary

8:30 AM

Introduction to the Second Day Content
Shelley Fidler, White House Climate Change Task Force

8:35 AM

Labs21/Project XL Signing Ceremony
Jay Benforado, EPA

9:00 AM

Case Study One
Sustainable NREL: A Living Laboratory
Lynn Billman,

9:30 AM

Case Study Two
A Laboratory for the 21st Century: The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Carl Monzel,
BHDP Architecture, Inc.

10:00 AM

California Perspective
Debra Bowen, California State Senator

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session D-1

Case Studies
Moderator: Doris Ellis, EPA

Thermal Storage for Large Laboratory Loads: A Case Study
Jerry Savage, Sandia National Laboratories

EPA National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory Performance Contract Innovative Design
Richard Lawrence, EPA

System Diagnostic Analysis Approach for Tracking HVAC System Performance
Mark Arney, Architectural Energy Corporation

Session D-2

Architecture and Planning
Moderator: Don Prowler, Don Prowler & Associates

Evaluating and Designing Exhaust Systems to Avoid Fume Reentry and Adverse Health Effects
Ron Petersen, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

CSIRO Energy Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Trevor Moody, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization (CSIRO)

The Louis Stokes Laboratories (Building 50) at NIH
Frank Kutlak, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session E-1

Profiling Energy Use in Laboratory Buildings
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, NREL

Benchmarking Environmentally Friendly Laboratories
William Odell, HOK Architects

Energy Management Tools for Laboratory Operation and Maintenance
Jerry Mix, The Watt Stopper, Inc.

Chipping Away at Energy Costs of a Research Semiconductor Facility
Ralph Wrons, Sandia National Laboratories

Emerging Benchmarking Techniques for Laboratories
Dale Sartor, LBNL

Session E-2

Emerging Laboratory Design and Retrofits II
Moderator: Nancy Carlisle, NREL

Experiences in the Design of Bio-Containment Facilities
Tim Lee, Public Works & Government Services Canada

Exciting Synergies: Environmental Health & Safety Advances in Laboratory Buildings through Integrated Sustainable Design
Sandra Mendler and Joseph Phillips, CUH2A, Inc.

New Energy Management Technologies & Methods for PNNL Facilities
John Hail, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

3:15 PM


3:45 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session F-1

HVAC Solutions II
Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Fume Hood Alternatives
Ken Kornberg, Kornberg Associates

Testing Fume Hoods on a Curve
Robert Morris, Configuration Management Consultants

Fume Hoods and Laboratory Air Flow Systems: Lessons, Features, and Improvements From the 'Old Saints' of the Atomic Energy Era Through Today
Swiki Anderson, Swiki Anderson & Associates, Inc.

Containment Ventilation: With Safety First, the Guaranteed Way of Achieving Maximum Cost Savings and Ways to Calculate It
David Sweitzer, Laboratory Specialists

Low Flow Fume Hoods
Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Session F-2

Using Alternative Fuels
Moderator: Nancy Carlisle, NREL

PowerGuard® MST-50 Photovoltaic System for US EPA National Computer Center
Mark Bronez, Powerlight and
Cameron "Mac" Moore, BP Solar

Sustainable Low Energy Design and the Use of Renewables
Otto Van Geet, NREL

Using a Ground Source Heat Pump at EPA's Ada, Oklahoma Laboratory
Tom Russell, Johnson Controls, Inc.

5:30 PM


Friday, September 8, 2000

8:30 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session G-1

Opportunities for Laboratories in Carbon Management
Moderator: Pat Keegan, NREL

Industry Perspectives on the Climate Process & Activities
John Shinn, International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

Practical Experience and Future Opportunities in Emissions Trading 
Matthew Varilek, NatSource

Going Climate Neutral: Beyond Benchmarking
Ken Perkins, Shaklee Corporation

Session G-2

Combined Heat and Power
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

Tubular SOFC for Distributed Generation
Chris Forbes, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation

High "9s" CHP in the Internet Age
Art Mannion, Sure Power Corporatio

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session H-1

Green Building Case Studies
Moderator: Kath Williams, Montana State University

Greening of a Fisheries Laboratory in Alaska
Debora Hankinson
, AIA, Livingston Slone, Inc.
Lynn Simon, AIA, Simon & Associates

EPA Lab: A LEED Pilot Case Study
Jeffrey Dewey, Acquest Development

Pharmacia Building Q: A Laboratory for Learning and Environmental Design
Garrick Maine and John Cuccia, Flad & Associates
David Eijadi, AIA, The Weidt Group

The Greening of Bren Hall: Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Randy Leach, AIA, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbar

Session H-2

Commissioning and Recommissioning Laboratories - A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dale Sartor, LBNL

Commissioning A Materials Research Laboratory
Jerry Savage, Sandia National Laboratories

Commissioning Laboratories
Michael Weiss, WorkingBuildings, LLC

Energy Evaluations of Laboratories
Eric Oliver, EMO Energy Solutions, LLC

Continuous Commissioning at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Hail, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12:00 PM

"Labs for the 21st Century Conference" Summary Panel

Shelley Fidler, White House Climate Change Task Force

This session will give conference attendees an opportunity to provide feedback on the conference as well as the broader Labs21 Initiative.

12:30 AM


1:30 PM

"Roll Up Your Sleeves-Lab Plan Critique and Discussion"
Conference attendees bring their design plans for an informal critique and review by leading design experts and other attendees.

3:00 PM


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