2019 Working Group Meetings

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ACTivist 50 Meeting
3 p.m. - 5 p.m

ACTivist 50 Meeting is a collaboration among 50 leading life science manufacturers who are working to create the world's first ACT labeled products.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Laboratory Waste Landfill Diversion Working Group Meeting
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Landfill diversion of non-contaminated lab waste is a major burden for a lab in terms of cost, space, and time. The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), being the premier organization addressing sustainability issues related to laboratories, now welcomes this topic as a major issue. I2SL's user community welcomes the opportunity to engage with the lab product manufacturers and suppliers to advance the upstream capacity to divert lab waste from landfills.

Laboratory User Manual Working Group Meeting
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Get involved with this newly formed working group whose purpose is to create a tool that will serve as a manual to document the intended use of the building. Led by Adana Johns and Christopher Kleingartner of Perkins and Will, the working group will involve laboratory operations personnel, design professionals (both architecture and engineering), and product representatives to provide input on the content and format that would be most usable and adaptable for the manual.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I2SL University Alliance Meeting on Bringing Efficiency to Research Grants (BETR Grants)
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

BETR Grants is about finding ways to connect efficiency to federally supported research for the dual benefit of reducing the environmental footprint of research while maximizing the effective, efficient use of federal research dollars. Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar of CU Boulder, chairperson for I2SL's University Alliance Group (UAG), hosted a meeting focused on planning the group's activities for the year, especially a campaign to promote the BETR Grants website, which calls for voluntary inclusion of descriptions of efficient practices and/or facilities into federal grant proposals by university scientists and research administrators. The meeting included anyone interested in learning about this initiative and contributing to the group's efforts.

Ventilation Effectiveness for Laboratories (VEL) Working Group Meeting
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The main goal of this group is to create an awareness about Ventilation Effectiveness for Laboratories (VEL) among architects, engineers, facilities managers, owners, and among all others who are involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of laboratories. At this meeting, Kishor Khankari Ph.D., of AnSight, officially kicked off this new working group.