I2SL Sustainability Scoop

March 2019

International Institute for Sustainable Laoratories

Operations and Maintenance Lab Ventilation Management Course

Does your laboratory have a critical airflow system? You may be wasting energy—and money—and not even realizing it! One in every three critical airflow systems has performance issues, according to Tom Smith of 3Flow, who has more than 35 years of lab safety and energy management experience and hundreds of projects under his belt.

Fume hoods.In conjunction with 3Flow, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) offers a training program on Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Lab Ventilation Management. After attending the Level 1 and 2 trainings, participants will understand how a critical space airflow management plan will measure and analyze existing systems to establish appropriate specifications and upgrade systems performance. The program is designed for personnel who maintain or manage critical workspace facilities, and is especially relevant to O&M professionals, facility managers, and environmental health and safety personnel.

Register to secure your spot at an upcoming training! I2SL Members are eligible for a discounted registration fee, and additional discounts are applied to multiple registrations from a single organization.

Classes are held at the 3Flow Training Center, located at 231C East Johnson Street, in Cary, North Carolina. Training sessions can also be held at your location, or in association with your local I2SL chapter. Contact 3Flow for more information regarding remote training opportunities.

Level 1: Understanding of Laboratory Airflow Systems and Controls

Level 1 provides a foundational understanding of O&M for critical airflow systems and controls. It covers pressing topics such as: modern lab and airflow control systems and components; standards and codes; operations and performance; and laboratory ventilation management programs. Upcoming Level 1 courses will be held in Cary, North Carolina, on the following dates:

  • June 18, 2019
  • September 17, 2019

Level 2: Testing and Maintenance of Airflow Systems and Controls

After completing Level 1, Level 2 attendees will receive instruction on topics including: industry standard exposure control testing procedures; upgrading, optimizing, and troubleshooting ventilation system performance; and processes and techniques for managing sustainable ventilation system operation. Level 2 instruction also includes real-world testing scenarios and deepens participants’ knowledge of airflow system O&M. Upcoming Level 2 courses will be held in Cary, North Carolina, on the following dates:

  • June 19, 2019
  • September 18, 2019

For more information on I2SL’s training courses and workshops, visit the I2SL training page.