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2002 Annual Conference
October 7-9, 2002
Durham, NC

The Labs21 2002 Annual Conference was a paperless event. To view available speaker abstracts, click on the title of the presentations listed below. Note: We have only posted abstracts for authors that gave us permission to do so.

2002 FINAL Conference Agenda

Sunday, October 6, 2002 

6:00-8:00 PM

Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored By: BBH Design (formerly NBBJ) and RMF Engineering, Inc.; U.S. Green Building Council; Fisher Hamilton Inc.; Flad & Associates; ISEC, Incorporated; Phoenix Controls Corporation; O'Neal, Inc.

Monday, October 7, 2002  

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Morning Plenary
Welcome and Conference Reveiw
Phil Wirdzek, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Tom White, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

9:05 AM

A Call to Action: Designing Laboratories for the 21st Century
Morris X. Winn, Assistant Administrator, EPA

9:15 AM

The Role of Federal Laboratories
Beth Shearer, Director, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

9:20 AM

Keynote Address: Decentralized Wastewater Management: A Paradigm for the Future
Dr. George Tchobanoglaus,
P.E., Professor Emeritus, University of California-Davis

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session A-1

Value-Added in Sustainable Design
Moderator: Kath Williams, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Enhancing Value through Sustainable Design: A "Whole Building" Cost Modeling Methodology for Strategic Planning and Design
Sandra Mendler, AIA, HOK

Value by Design: Cost Planning for 21st Century Labs
Beth Heider, Beers Skanska, Inc.

Innovative Design and Performance Contracting Brings On-Site Power Generation to NIH
Reza Jafari, P.E., National Institutes of Health

Session A-2

Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

The Commissioning Process: In Search of a Universal Definition and Application
Deb Pereira, Brock Graham, and P. Martin Sharpless, Gilbane

Operating Experience with Several Energy Efficient Lab Systems
D. Randall Lacey and Abigail Krich, Cornell University

Closing the Loop: Implementing and Completing the Laboratory Environmental Due Diligence Process
Russell N. Kulp, P.E., EPA

Session A-3

Future Trends/Views
Moderator: Beth Shearer, FEMP

Guidelines for Designing Laboratories for the Future
Michael R. Somin, AIA, Earl Walls Associates

Challenges in Labs of the Future: Planning and HVAC
Pat Carpenter, P.E., and John D. Neilson, AIA, Kling Lindquist

Life Sciences Buildings and Trends
Dr. Cheong Eng Gan and Liu Yang, National University of Singapore 

12:00 PM

Break for Lunch
(A boxed lunch will be served in the exhibit hall)

Labs21 Pilot Partners Meeting

1:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session B-1

Laboratory Controls
Moderator: Victor Neuman, Tek-Air Systems, Inc.

Selecting the Laboratory Air Flow and Temperature Control System
Ken Kolkebeck, Facility Diagnostics, Inc.

Technical Innovations to Enhance Laboratory Safety and Reduce Energy Usage
Gregory F. DeLuga, P.E., Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Designing a Green Lab without Sacrificing Safety
Chris Robertson, Phoenix Controls Corporation

Session B-2

Large Animal Laboratories
Moderator: Dennis Jones, P.E., U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Large Animal Facilities -- Green & Efficient
Gary Shane, AIA, and Whitney Sanders, P.E., STV Architects

USDA Ames, Iowa Campus: Modernization Performance Opportunities
Sandra Mendler, HOK

Large Animal Facilities - "The Macro / Micro Isolator"

Scott Stirton, Smith Carter

Session B-3

Automotive Testing Laboratories
Moderator: Nicholas Raab, Harley Ellis

Retrofitting an Automotive Testing Laboratory: The EPA National Vehicle and Fuels Emissions Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tim Kehrli, EPA

Designing An Energy Efficient Automotive Testing Laboratory

Michael F. Cooper, P.E., Harley Ellis

Maintaining and Optimizing Energy Efficiency in an Automotive Testing Laboratory
Joe Napieralski
, Johnson Controls, Inc.

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session C-1

Distributed Power Generation
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, P.E., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Integrated Laboratory Energy Systems: Emerging Methods for Matching Distributed Generation Systems with Building Thermal Systems
P. Richard Rittelmann, FAIA, S. Faruq Ahmed, P.E., NSPE, and Alex Wing, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates

Building as Power Plant
Volker Hartkopf, Carnegie Mellon University

Designing Solar Energy Systems to Reduce Energy Use and Operating Costs in Laboratory Facilities
John Archibald, American Solar, Inc.

Session C-2

Case Studies: Emerging Applications
Moderator: Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates

Case Study: Oak Ridge National Labs Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory
Jeff Schantz, AIA, Jim Nicolow, AIA, Lord Aeck Sargent
Dr. Larry Allard, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Designing Sustainable Nanotechnology Research Facilities
Curt D. Finfrock, M+W Zander U.S. Operations, Inc.

Costing Small Cleanrooms
Dr. Cheong Eng Gan and Liu Yang, National University of Singapore

Session C-3

Considerations for Developers
Moderator: Jerry Levit, Advantis Real Estate Services Company

Sustainable Lab Design Using Private Developers: A New Challenge and An Improved Approach
Daniel Arons and Erik Mollo-Christensen, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

An Historical Building Conversion to Research Usage and Post Occupancy Commissioning: Lessons Learned
Teerachai Srisirikul, Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Michael Morrissey, Sebesta Blomberg and McKew, Inc.
David L. Stymiest, Smith Seckman and Reid, Inc.

Laboratory Flexibility and User Needs
Nicholas A. Caronna, P.E., Clark, Richardson, and Biskup Consulting Engineers, Inc.
David Brownlee, AIA, Perkins & Will

5:00 PM


5:30 PM

Board Buses for Reception at Duke University

8:30 PM

Buses Return to Durham Marriott and Courtyard Marriott

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Breakfast Sessions:
Pharmaceutical Laboratory Roundtable
Code Issues in Laboratory Design Roundtable
Large Animal Laboratory Roundtable

9:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session D-1

Exhaust Systems
Moderator: Pat Carpenter, P.E., Kling Lindquist

Reducing Stack Height - Understanding the Formation of Roof-Top Re-Circulation Regions
Kimberley A. Thompson, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin

Specifying Exhaust Systems to Minimize Energy Costs While Maintaining Acceptable Air Quality
Dr. Ron Petersen, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

Session D-2

Laboratory Security
Moderator: Bill Brewer, Duke University Medical Center

Laboratory Security 101: Practical Considerations
Jim Chang, Risk Management Associates

Laboratory Security: Assault Prevention and Response
Joe Phillips, AIA, CUH2A, Inc.

Session D-3

Labs21 Program Developments
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

A New Software Tool for Design Intent Documentation
Dale Sartor, P.E., LBNL

Sandia National Laboratories MESA Project: Progress Made in Following the Labs21 Approach
Ralph Wrons, P.E., Sandia National Laboratories and Stefan Kesler, Carter + Burgess

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session E-1

Energy Efficiency Strategies I
Moderator: Charlotte Matthews, Steven Winters Associates

Identifying Energy Efficiency Strategies for Laboratories
Otto Van Geet, P.E., NREL
Susan Reilly, Enermodel Engineering

The Problem with Single Duct VAV: Built-In Inefficiency of the Common Lab HVAC System
Michael Morehead, P.E., Flack+Kurtz, Inc.

Energy Efficient Design Solutions
Brian Griffin, Architect and Laboratory Design Consultant

Session E-2

Moderator: Dan Frasier, P.E., Cornerstone Commissioning, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Vivarium Energy Conservation Project
Marc Estra, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Energy Conservation in Laboratory Animal Facilities
Dan Frasier, P.E., Cornerstone Commissioning, Inc.

Commissioning the Animal Facility at the New EPA Campus at Research Triangle Park
Robert Payne, EPA

Session E-3

John J. Carter, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

Modeling Laboratory Design: An Integrated Process
Garrick Maine, Flad & Associates
Steve Frei, P.E., Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Walter Schwarz, Fluent, Inc.

CFD-Driven Design of a Low Airflow, Rapid Recovery Containment Control System Aimed at Providing Maximum Operator Safety and Optimal Energy Efficiency
Alexy Kolesnikov, Ray Ryan, Flow Sciences, Inc.
Douglas Walters, KCP, Inc.

Air Intake Placement - Recommendations From Years of Modeling Results
Glenn D. Schuyler, P.E. and Aimée L. Smith, M.Eng., Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.

12:00 PM

(A boxed lunch will be served in the exhibit hall)

Roll Up Your Sleeves I

1:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session F-1

Benchmarking I: Labs21 Program Results
Moderator: Ralph Wrons, Sandia National Laboratories

A Yardstick for Laboratories: Initial Results from the Labs21 Benchmarking Effort
Paul Mathew, Dale Sartor, LBNL
Otto Van Geet, NREL

Developing a Web-Based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories
Paul Mathew, LBNL

Session F-2

Biological Containment Facilities I
Moderator: Scott Waldman, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance Opportunities In Biological Containment Facilities
Jon Crane, AIA, and Joe Phillips, AIA, CUH2A, Inc.

How Evolving Biocontainment Agendas and an Increase Support Apparatus Impact Laboratory Design Requirements
Michael R. Somin, AIA, Earl Walls Associates

Session F-3

Aeronautics Laboratories
Moderator: Will Lintner, DOE

Energy Conservation Challenges and Successes with Payload Processing Facilities at Kennedy Space Center
Douglas Thom, Sverdrup, Inc.

Case Study: Parks College of Engineering and Aviation
Punit Jain, Cannon Design

2:30 PM

Board Buses for Research Triangle Park (RTP)

3:00 PM

Tour of EPA and NIEHS Laboratory Facilities at RTP

3:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II at RTP

Session G-1

Campus Planning
Moderator: Chris Long, EPA

Campus Planning and Integration
Chris Long, EPA

Sustainability Opportunities for Mixed-Use Academic Medical Research Facilities
Stephen Turner, Brown University
Jonathan Friedan, P.E., Ballinger

Sustainable Master Planning for Research Facilities and Research Parks
Bruce Haxton, AIA, Ferraro Choi and Associates, Ltd.

Session G-2

Central Utility Plant
Moderator: F. Mitchell Williams, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS: EPA Central Utility Complex Overview
F. Mitchell Williams, NIEHS

Campus Utility Metering & Billing
F. Mitchell Williams, NIEHS

Integrating Resource Recovery and Waste Management in Biomedical Research
Scott Merkle, MS, CIH, and Richard Sloane, MS, NIEHS

Session G-3

Lab Modules and High-Bay Research Facilities
Moderator: Robert Payne, EPA

The Value of Commissioning in Providing Highly Effective Laboratory Ventilation Systems
Thomas Smith, Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.
Robert Payne, EPA

Laboratory Ventilation and Fume Hood Design Considerations for Academia
Gary C. Shaver, MSPH, CIH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Step-Variable Air Volume Fume Hood Control - A Case Study
Martin J. Wendel Jr., P.E. and Sarla M. Patel, P.E., Kling Lindquist

5:15 PM

Sessions Adjourn

5:30 PM

Evening Reception Commences

6:30 PM

Dinner at RTP

8:30 PM

Buses Return to Durham Marriott and Courtyard Marriott

Wednesday, October 9, 2002  

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Breakfast Sessions:
Bio-Containment Laboratories Roundtable

9:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session H-1

Benchmarking II
Moderator: Paul Mathew, LBNL

Optimizing Design by Understanding How Lab Environment, Type, and Application Affect Energy Use
Mark Maguire and Jeff Heiken, Kling Lindquist

Laboratory Benchmarking at Cornell University: A Unique Opportunity
Michael Boggs and Abigail Krich, Cornell University

Session H-2

Teaching Laboratory Roundtable
Moderator: Michael Somin, Earl Walls Associates

A Center for Research Excellence with Focus on Instructional Laboratories
Jim Jones, and Jack Davis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Teaching Laboratories: A Comparative Summary Matrix
Jeff Salocks
, The Stubbins Associates, Inc.
Punit Jain, Cannon Design

Session H-3

Biological Containment Facilities II
Moderator: Scott Waldman, HHS

Designing CDC Chemical Bio-Terrorism Labs to Meet LEEDTM Standards
Daniel Watch, AIA and Richard Price, AIA, Perkins & Will

Maintainability of High Containment Facilities
Tim Lee, Public Works and Government Services Canada

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session I-1

Water Management Systems
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

Stormwater Management Initiatives at the University of North Carolina
Sharon A. Myers and Peter A. Reinhart, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Pilot Wastewater Reuse Plant Sets a Standard for Improving Water Efficiency in New Water Fabrication Facilities
Ajay Shah, ON Semiconductor

Developing Sustainable Water Supplies at Commercial & Industrial Sites
Bill Hoffman, City of Austin, Texas

Session I-2

Human Factors
Moderator: Karl Aveard, Earl Wall Associates

Human Centered Design for High Performance Laboratories
Jonathan C. Weiss, RA, MS, O'Neal, Inc.
Kath Williams, Ed.D., U.S. Green Buildings Council

Sustainable Design Meets Science: Enhancing The Environmental Performance of Laboratory Facilities Through Scientific User Management
Joe Phillips, AIA, CUH2A, Inc.

The Human Dimension of Sustainable Design: Human Factors Design at Incara Pharmaceuticals
David P. Johnson, NBBJ

Session I-3

Case Studies: Institutional Labs
Moderator: Nancy Carlisle, NREL

Berry College Science Building: A Case Study
Jerry Percifield, O'Neal, Inc.

Integrated Team Incorporates Sustainable Design into RFP
Greg Herman and Kim Fowler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Designing the Christopher Klaus Advanced Computing Building to Meet LEED Standards
Kimberly Polkinhorn, AIA and Richard Price, AIA, Perkins & Will

12:00 PM

(A boxed lunch will be served in the exhibit hall)

1:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session J-1

Fume Hood Design
Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Laboratory Fume Hoods – The New Technology
Karl G. Aveard, Earl Walls Associates

Developing a Functioning Low Constant Volume Fume Hood
Dr. Robert Haugen, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

The Design Evolution of an Energy Efficient, Low-Flow Fumehood

Kevin C. Gilkison, Labconco Corporation
Scott D. Reynolds, MS, PE, CAES, a Division of Bearsch Compeau Knudson, PC

Session J-2

Energy Efficiency Strategies II
Moderator: Jim Ricigliano, PWI Energy, Inc.

Top 10 Energy Conservation Opportunities: Reduced Flow Hoods to Fuel Cells
Joseph A. Limpert, P.E., Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Examination of Laboratory Expansion Impact on Optimized Central Plant System
Tim Kehrli, TLK Consulting

New Labs in Old Buildings: Adaptive Re-Use of Historic Properties for Laboratory Facilities
Andrew Rothschild, MD, Scientific Properties

Session J-3

Case Studies: Lab Buildings & their Campuses
Moderator: Tim Vickers, Project Planning & Delivery, Inc.

Sustainable Design: Case Studies in Life Sciences
Don Posson, P.E., CIPE, and Jonathan Weiss, Kling Lindquist

Case Study: A New England Biotech Research Facility
Jeff Salocks and Scott Simpson, The Stubbins Associates
Donald Haiges, Shooshanian Engineering, Inc.

Raytheon Labs21 Pilot Project
David Gaudet, Raytheon

Integrating Sustainable Design Principles Into Both a New Lab Building and a 25-year Campus Plan at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Nancy Carlisle, AIA, and Otto Van Geet, P.E., NREL

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Afternoon Plenary Session: Environmental Performance Criteria
A presentation and panel discussion on the latest version of the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC), a point-based rating tool that builds on the LEEDTM rating system. It is being developed by a team of over 40 Labs21 participants. For more information, please visit the EPC page.

4:30 PM

Conference Wrap-Up

5:00 PM


5:30 PM

Optional Event: Tour and Reception at Meredeth College Sponsored by Lord Aeck Sargeant, BJLAS, PLLC, Rogers Builders, Valley City, Labconco, Newcomb and Boyd Engineering, and Siemens
Board Buses for Tour & Reception at Meredeth College

8:00 PM

Buses Return to Durham Marriott and Courtyard Marriott

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