International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

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International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Freezer Challenge

  • I2SL is proud to offer the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge in conjunction with My Green Lab to promote efficient, effective sample storage for laboratories around the world.
  • Special thanks to our 2018 cosponsors: Stirling Ultracold, Eppendorf, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • View an article in Nature, the weekly scientific journal, on the results and lessons learned from the inaugural Freezer Challenge in 2017.

I2SL Chapters

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Working Groups

  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • Calling all scientists! I2SL Partner, My Green Lab, is leading the effort to bring ENERGY STAR® ratings to new ultra-low temperature freezers. Take a brief survey to tell us what freezers you use in your laboratories.


  • Learn about laboratory service ceilings during the September High-Tech Talks webinar.
  • View additional upcoming Industry Events.
  • I2SL, with Alison Farmer, Ph.D., kW Engineering, and Matt Gudorf, University of California, Irvine, collaborated to produce a new Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. The guide offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process so that lab construction is not a major disruption. The guide is free to I2SL Members. To download, log into the Member Portal, navigate to I2SL Tools, and select Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. Non-I2SL Members can purchase the guide for $35.
  • Build your laboratory and other high-tech facility expertise with resources on the Laboratory Basics page.
  • Interested in a career in architecture? Check out these job listings on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.
  • Read about an article by David Keenan, principal of HDR in Australia, about how the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney is continuing to save energy after getting inspiration from a 2008 Labs21 Conference (I2SL’s conference was formerly known as Labs21).

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