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Labs21 2004 Annual Conference
Final Agenda

Pre-Conference Events: Monday, October 4, 2004

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast (for attendees of pre-conference events)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Option 1A: High Performance, Low-Energy Design Course

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Option 1B: Labs21 Bio-Containment Symposium

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (for attendees of pre-conference events)

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Option 2: Labs21 Cleanroom Air System Symposium

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Centers of Excellence Meetings

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Reception
Sponsored by: Fisher Hamilton, Inc.; ISEC, Inc.; HERA, Inc.; U.S. Green Building Council; Cannon Design; Kling; LabWize, Inc.; The Stubbins Associates

Day 1: Tuesday, October 5, 2004

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.


Opening Plenary and Keynote Address

Introductory Remarks
David Lloyd, Director, FMSD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Peter Sortino, President, St. Louis 2004

Growing Impact of Labs21
S. Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman, U.S. Green Building Council

9:25 a.m.

Keynote Address
Douglas S. Kelbaugh, FAIA, University of Michigan

10:00 a.m.

Student Design Competition Recognition Ceremony
Brian Conner, U.S. Department of Energy

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session A1

Moderator: Garrick Maine, Flad & Associates

Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings to Laboratories
Don Posson, PE, Kling
Chris Leary, AIA, The Stubbins Associates

Creating Modern Laboratories From Existing Buildings: Lessons From the New Zealand Experience
Ken Collins, Lab-works Architecture Ltd.

Session A2

Codes & Standards I
Moderator: David Gibney, HDR Architecture

Hazard Classifications for Laboratories
Andrew Dymek, PE, Newcomb & Boyd

Fighting City Hall for Flexible Exhaust System Design— Balancing Best Practices with Code Compliance
David Frenze, PE, Earl Walls Associates

Session A3

Case Studies I
Moderator: Delores Wisner, Ambient Air Technologies, LLC

Smart Sustainability: A Case Study of Emory University's Whitehead Biomedical Research Facility
Rohit Saxena, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)
Laura Case, Emory University
Chris Carlson, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Case Study: Designing Laboratories to LEED™ Gold Standards in the Southeast Region
Randall Larsen, AIA, The FWA Group
David Crutchfield, RMF Engineering, Inc.

12:00 p.m.


Poster Session Officially Opens

1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions I

Session B1

Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Moderator: Julie S. Higginbotham, Lab Design Newsletter

LEED™ Laboratory Buildings: Integrating New Workplace Strategies
Jay Shoemaker, AIA, Francis Cauffman Foley Hoffmann Architects

Raising the Bar: Regenerative Design Thinking and Laboratory Project Process
Margaret Montgomery and Allen Schaffer, NBBJ

Aesthetics of Sustainability: How the Aesthetic Implications of Sustainability are Changing and Challenging Modernism
Erich Friesen, HDI/HBE Corporation

Session B2

Exhaust Systems
Moderator: Robert Rosa, Engineered Energy Systems

Using On-Site Meteorological Data to Minimize Fan Energy Costs
Ron Petersen, Ph.D., Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

Commissioning Laboratory Exhaust System Dispersion
Chet Wisner, Ambient Air Technologies, LLC

Safe Options for Variable Speed Exhaust Fans
Gregory Johnson, PE, Newcomb & Boyd

Session B3

Water Conservation
Moderator: Dan Amon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Novel Water Management in a Process Water System—A Case Study
James Polando, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc.

Innovations in Landscape Design: Utilizing Stormwater as a Resource
Jane Kulik, Wenk Associates, Inc.

Water Treatment and Recycle Considerations in Existing and New Building Design
Roland Lamoca, Zenon

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session C1

Distributed Power
Moderator: Sheila Hayter, PE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Avoid Blackouts: Distributed Generation CHP Applications for Research Laboratories
Syed Faruq Ahmed, PE, and P. Richard Rittelmann, FAIA, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates

Reliable On-Site Power for a Modernized USDA Campus
Steve McAdams, PE, RMF Engineering Inc.
Dennis Jones, PE, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Session C2

Moderator: Sue Reilly, PE, Enermodal Engineering

Commissioning at EPA's facilities: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Dan Amon, US Environmental Protection Agency

A New Paradigm: Commissioning as a Delivery Methodology
Michael Weiss, WorkingBuildings, LLC

Session C3

International Case Studies
Moderator: Paul Mathew, Ph.D, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Going Green: Initiation of a Labs21 Global Survey of Best Sustainable Practices in Laboratories
Kath Williams, Ph.D., Kath Williams + Associates

4:30 p.m.

Board Buses for Optional Evening Tour

5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Tour of Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise and Reception at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Day 2: Wednesday, October 6, 2004

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Sessions

Poster Session Staffed

9:00 a.m.

Morning Parallel Sessions I

Session D1

Federal Laboratory Success Stories
Moderator: William Lintner, US Department of Energy

Kansas City Science & Technology Center: Saving Money and the Environment
Bucky Green and Dale Bates, US Environmental Protection Agency

Implementing Sustainable Design at NASA: Achieving the Right Balance
MaryEllen Ramsey, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Session D2

Case Studies II
Moderator: Cynthia Walston, FKP Architects, Inc.

Highlights from LEED™ Registered Laboratories
Susan Reilly, PE, and Stephen Kemp, PE, Enermodal Engineering

Planning for Change in the Sustainable Laboratory
Stephen Bartlett and Jonathan Friedan , Ballinger

Session D3

Sustainable Laboratory Architecture
Moderator: Nancy Carlisle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Science in the City: The Urban Laboratory Building
Chris Leary and Jeff Salocks, The Stubbins Associates

Structural Systems for Efficient, Sustainable Laboratories
Kurt Swensson, Ph.D., KSi/Structural Engineers

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session E1

Environmental Management Systems
Moderator: Howard Wilson, US Environmental Protection Agency

Overview of EMS in the Federal Government
Will Garvey
, US Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Management Systems: Delivering Value to Laboratories
Greg Allen, US Environmental Protection Agency

Implementation and Business Value of ISO Certification: Experiences at Pfizer
Fred Turco, Pfizer

Session E2

Laboratory Module Design
Moderator: Michael Monti, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Portable Research: Considerations for Plug-in/Demountable Laboratories
Jeff Salocks, The Stubbins Associates
Don Posson, PE, Kling

Rightsizing Space
Robin Youngelman, LS Planning Group, Inc.

A Study of Overhead Service Carriers
Jeff Strohmeyer, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK)

Session E3

Case Studies III
Moderator: Antony Mikulic, CSIRO Corporate Property

Development and Early Implementation of a Green Building and Clean Energy Policy for a Major Public University System
Karl Brown and Michael Bade, University of California

Global Ecology Research Center: Reducing Energy & Embodied Carbon Emissions by 50%
Scott Shell, AIA, EHDD Architecture
Peter Rumsey, Rumsey Engineers

The Rebirth of Charles Darwin Hall—A Case Study of the Challenges and Opportunities Encountered in the Renovation of a 1960’s Era Undergraduate Science Building at Sonoma State University
Bruce Walker, Sonoma State University
Todd See, Flack + Kurtz Inc.
Kyle Elliott, Chong Partners Architecture

12:00 p.m.


Poster Session Staffed

1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions I

Session F1

Laboratory Controls
Moderator: Joe Turk, PWI Energy

Laboratory Control System Technology: A Comparative Analysis
David Brooks, PE, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

A New VAV Pressure Control System Provides Energy Savings Opportunity
Osman Ahmed, Ph.D., PE, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Fume Exhaust Systems, Hood Technologies, and Controls: Energy Conservation and Design Considerations for New and Retrofit Projects
James Walker, PE, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Session F2

Sustainable R&D Campuses
Moderator: Punit Jain, AIA, Cannon Design

Biotechnology and Research Facility Design
Mark Kelly, Woods Bagot

Energy Efficient Laboratory Renovation: A Demonstration Project which Contributes to a Sustainable Campus Development
Manfred Kleeman, Research Centre Juelich, STE

Negotiating a Balance: Design and LEED™
Susan Seastone, AIA, and Stevens Williams, AIA, MBT Architecture

Session F3

Laboratory Programming
Moderator: Mike Walters, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Planning Processes and Challenges for Owners
Dan Hightower, AIA, BBH Design

Strategies for Net Zero Energy, Sustainable Laboratory HVAC Systems
Grahame Maisey, PE, GEMCO Energy Master Planners, Division of Building Services Consultants, Inc.

Get With The Program—LEED™ Challenges the Mindset for Energy Efficient Laboratory Building HVAC System Design
Lee Tapper, PE, CIAQP, Holabird & Root, LLC

3:00 p.m.


Technology Fair Closes

3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session G1

Best Practice Guides I
Moderator: Marjorie Buchanan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Daylighting in Laboratories
Nancy Carlisle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
William Odell, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)

Best Practice Strategies for Laboratory Electrical Lighting Systems
Paul Mathew, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Stuart Lewis, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)

Session G2

Best Practice Guides II
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Optimizing Ventilation Rates in Laboratories
Geoffrey Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Laboratory Fume Hoods: A Best Practice Guide
Tom Smith, Exposure Control Technologies

Session G3

Best Practice Guides III
Moderator: Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Laboratory Containment & Ventilation Commissioning: A Best Practice Guide
Stan Lengerich, Eli Lilly and Company

The Problem with Single Duct VAV: Just Say NO to Reheat
Todd See, Flack + Kurtz Inc.
Peter Morris, Davis Langdon Adamson

4:30 p.m.


Board Buses for Optional Evening Event

5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Tour and Reception at Washington University

Day 3: Thursday, October 7, 2004

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Sessions

Poster Session Staffed

9:00 a.m.

Morning Parallel Sessions I

Session H1

Fume Hoods I
Moderator: David Sutton, Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association

Reducing the Exhaust Velocity for High Volume Laboratory Exhausts:A Case Study for the U.C. Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Brad Cochran, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.
Michael A. Morehead, Flack + Kurtz Inc.

The Modeling of Spills and Fumehood Containment in Laboratory Environments Using Large Eddy Simulations
Duncan Phillips, Ph.D., PE, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.

Session H2

Sustainability in Medical Facilities
Moderator: Marjorie Buchanan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Health Science Research Building for Saint Louis University: A Case Study
Punit Jain, Cannon Design

Are Hospitals Transforming to Laboratory Design Standards? Lessons Learned in Green Hospital Design
Steven Straus, Glumac International
Mike Smith, Mahlum Architects

Session H3

Codes and Standards II

J. Patrick Carpenter, Independent Facilities Performance Engineer

Energy Modeling of Laboratories in Accordance with ASHRAE 90.1-99
Sue Reilly, PE, Enermodal Engineering
Michael Walsh, PE, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Inc.
Paul Mathew, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session I1

Financing & Economics
Moderator: Stephen Meder, University of Hawaii

Understanding the Cost of the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria
Peter Morris, Davis Langdon Adamson
Paul Mathew, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Design to Minimize Ownership Costs in an Energy Guzzling, Large Animal Biocontainment Building
Kenneth Gow, Merrick and Company

Session I2

Specialty Laboratories
Moderator: Kurt Mueller, Skanska USA Building Inc.

Green Smarts for Small Parts: Applying Sustainable Design to Nanotechnology Laboratories
David Gibney, Norm Toussaint, PE, and Lidia Berger, HDR Inc.

Energy Management Challenges for Research Infrastructure in Antarctica
Kevin McLain, Raytheon Polar Services Company

CDC: National Center for Environmental Health Projected To Attain “Gold”
Daniel Watch, AIA, Perkins & Will

Session I3

Fume Hoods II
Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Qualifying Your Laboratory Design Using Virtual Reality Methods Before Construction
Scott Reynolds, MS, PE, CAES, a Division of Bearsch Compeau Knudson A/E
Robert Morris, PC Flow Safe Inc.

Safety, Ventilation, Energy Conservation & Pedagogy: Finding Balance in Teaching Laboratory Fume Hoods
Kip Ellis and Andre Hebert, PE, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

Comparative Case Studies: Alternative Energy Solutions for Laboratory Ventilation
Richard Janis, PE, William Tao & Associates, Inc.
Jeff Erker, Johnson Controls, Inc.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Working Lunch/Closing Plenary
Moderator: Dwayne Willmer, PE, Public Works Government Services Canada

Student Design Competition Presentations

First Place: Inform[ationa]al_Backbone
Bernhard Kutzer
, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Second Place: Green Over Gray
Etienne Boudreault-Salvageau
and Pascal Gobeil, Universite Laval

Third Place: [Dissection]u[Incision]
Mathieu Lemieux Blanchard
and Marie Bourdeau, McGill University

2:00 p.m.


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