I2SL New England Chapter

I2SL New England Chapter

The I2SL New England Chapter, which formed in December 2013, serves Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to further I2SL's goals and promote the environmentally responsible design, construction, and operation of resource-conscious facilities dedicated to scientific education, healthcare, and research. Our primary objective is to enable the best possible sustainable design and operational practices through the active participation and ever-growing support of industry professionals within the northeast. I2SL New England draws upon the enormity and diversity of professional, corporate, and institutional expertise within the region.

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Upcoming Events

Join the New England Chapter for a tour of Boston University's Center for Computing and Data Sciences on May 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The tour will be guided by Walt Meissner, BU's Associate VP for Operations and Dennis Carlberg, BU's Associate VP for Sustainability. Together with engineers from BR+A, the building's MEP design team, they will discuss the building's sustainability features, including exterior shading, ground source wells, and solar panels. Attendance is free to all I2SL members, Non-members, $20. Register today!

Past Events

The chapter for its Annual Conference Recap and Poster Session to highlight the topics presented at the 2022 I2SL Annual Conference in Pittsburgh by our local peers. Topics included reducing embodied carbon, improving safety and sustainability, air change rates, commissioning, complying with energy codes, CFD, I2SL Best Practices update, achieving low carbon in cold climates, and addressing carbon in life sciences.

The chapter hosted an in-person tour and discussion of the newly renovated and expanded Science Center at Wellesley College. Having just completed the three-phase, multi-year project that includes a new greenhouse, renovated science labs and a timber frame addition, it was a great opportunity to tour and learn from the design team how they achieved LEED Platinum.

The New England Chapter held its Annual Conference Recap on to highlight the topics presented by New England-based speakers at the conference in Atlanta in 2021. Attendees learned more about and discussed the latest happenings at the forefront of lab sustainability.

The New England Chapter offered a Green Chemistry Teachable event with live Q&A with the speakers. Attendees had the opportunity to chat and network with others, and then viewed three presentations originally given at the 2020 Virtual I2SL Annual Conference.

Chapter Officers

President: Quentin Gilly, Harvard University

Vice President: Steve Miller, The Lab Project

Treasurer: Paul Tsang, Jacobs

Secretary: Hilary Williams, Arup

Board of Directors

Meeting and Events Co-Chairs: Pam Greenley, Draper, and Lauren Laidlaw, Bayer

Membership Co-Chairs: Adrian Walters, SMMA, and Saket Rajput, Waldner

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:Jacob Werner, Ellenzweig, and Charles Blanchette, Harvard/Boston Children’s Hospital

Public Relations/Communications Co-Chairs: Nora McCawley, BuroHappold Engineering, and Rebecca Maloney, RFS Engineering

Young Professionals Chair: Anne Whitsel, HDR

Tours/Events Co-Chairs: Jacob Werner, Ellenzweig, and Jerry Donovan, Lab Crafters

Chapter Strategic Planning Co-Chairs:Arlen Li, Wilson HGA; Dan Arons, PerkinsEastman; Ken Crooks, Erlab; and Saket Rajput, Waldner



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