I2SL Sustainability Scoop

December 2016

International Institute for Sustainable Laoratories

Accelerate the Efficiency of Your Lab as a Smart Labs Accelerator

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Smart Labs Accelerator this fall at the 2016 I2SL Annual Conference. Now you can become a Smart Labs Accelerator partner to advance strategies that rapidly improve energy efficiency in laboratory buildings.

Smart Labs Accelerator partners commit to improving the efficiency of their laboratories by 20 percent in 10 years, with 5 percent savings coming within 3 years through no- and low-cost measures. Accelerator partners will have the opportunity to collaborate with other partners, receive technical expertise and training, gain access to tools, and achieve recognition through DOE events and materials.

DOE national laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, are supporting the Smart Labs Accelerator in partnership with I2SL. They will provide partners with technical expertise, tools, and training and facilitate networking opportunities.

"Working together, Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator partners will create road maps that they and organizations across the country can use to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of their labs and reduce costs," said Kathleen Hogan, DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency.

Eight organizations, including the University of California, Irvine; University of Minnesota; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Colorado; and several national laboratories have already become Smart Labs Accelerators. Join them by signing up today.

Dig Deeper Into Better Buildings and Smart Labs Accelerators

  • Better Buildings Accelerators are part of the broader Better Buildings Initiative, which aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate successful strategies to drive energy efficiency.
  • Read the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator Fact Sheet to learn more about becoming a Smart Labs Accelerator.
  • Are you interested in working for DOE to support the Smart Labs and Data Center Accelerators? Learn about the position requirements and how to apply.

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