International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

2015 Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Training | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Day 2 Early Bird Sessions | Day 3 Early Bird Sessions
Venter Institute Tour | Salk Institute Tour | Working Group Meetings
Conference Overview (263 KB, 1 pp)

Technical Sessions by Topic

Monday: Day 1 Tuesday: Day 2 Wednesday: Day 3

A: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

1. Carbon Neutral
2. Exhaust
3. Design
4. Challenging Climates

D: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

1. Financing
2. Plug Loads
3. Fume Hoods
4. Automation

G: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

1. Carbon Neutral
2. Case Studies
3. Design
4. Fume Hoods

B: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2. Exhaust
3. Case Studies
4. General Sustainability

E: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

1. Carbon Neutral
2. Plug Loads
3. Ventilation Consensus
4. Opportunities in Singapore

H: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1. O&M
2. Design
3. Science Parks
4. Academic Labs

C: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

1. Benchmarking
2. Users
3. Design

F: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

1. Design
2. Data Centers
3. Equipment
4. BIM


Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pre-Conference Training Sessions

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-Conference Training Sessions
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. I2SL Chapter Officer networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. I2SL Chapter Officers Meeting (For I2SL Chapter Officers Only)
8 p.m. Free Movie: Plastic Paradise

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Conference Day 1

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
  • Master of Ceremonies
    Don Holden, CRB
  • I2SL Welcoming Remarks
    Phil Wirdzek, I2SL
  • DOE Remarks
    Timothy Unruh, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Scott Samuelsen, Advanced Power and Energy Program, University of California, Irvine
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session A1

Toward Zero: Strategies for Carbon Neutrality
Moderator: Stacey Baumgarn, Colorado State University

Session A2

Saving Energy with Laboratory Exhaust Systems to Meet New California Requirements
Moderator: Brad Cochran, CPP Inc.

Session A3

Building For Tomorrow: Green Solutions for Architecture and Design
Moderator: Ken Collins, Lab-works Architecture

Session A4

Working With Mother Nature: Labs in Challenging Climates
Moderator: Randy Smith, Duke University
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Go Beyond Awards Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Session B1

Keeping Your Cool: Extraordinary HVAC System Efficiency
Moderator: Kevin Brettmann, JE Dunn Construction

Session B2

Blowing in the Wind: Managing and Controlling Exhaust Systems
Moderator: Peter Willmott, MaRS Discovery District

Session B3

The Lab That Could: Case Studies of Sustainable Research Laboratories
Moderator: Matt Meyer, JE Dunn Construction

Session B4

May the Force of Sustainability Be With You
Moderator: Sudhakar Reddy, University of Michigan
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Session C1

Lab Benchmarking: Today and Tomorrow
Moderator: Z. Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, APC

Session C2

Engaging Scientists in Energy Management
Moderator: Dirk von Below, Flad Architects

Session C3

At the Drawing Board: Laboratory Design Solutions
Moderator: Joseph DelPozzo, WSP
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Technology and Services Fair
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. I2SL New England Chapter Event
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. I2SL Heart of America Chapter Event
7 p.m. I2SL Emerald City Chapter Event

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Conference Day 2

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
  Technology and Services Fair Open
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Early Bird Sessions and Technology Demonstrations

Morning Roundtables

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Session D1

A Different Kind of Green: Financing Options for Energy Efficiency
Moderator: Bob Bohack, Hastings+Chivetta

Session D2

The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Plug Loads in Laboratories: Part 1
Moderator: Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates

Session D3

Risky Business: Practices for Efficient and Safe Hoods
Moderator: Delores Wisner, Ambient Air Technologies, LLC

Session D4

Behind the Control Panel: Connecting Lab Activities with Building Automation
Moderator: Mark Mullins, Bright Trail Energy
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Session E1

Carbon Neutral: Planning, Measurement, and Performance
Moderator: Joshua Gassman, Lord Aeck Sargent

Session E2

The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Plug Loads in Laboratories: Part 2
Moderator: Allison Paradise, My Green Lab

Session E3

UCLA Laboratory Ventilation and Fume Hood Summit: Next Steps
Moderator: Jim Coogan, Siemens

Session E4

Sustainable Laboratory Opportunities in Singapore
Moderator: Gordon Sharp, Aircuity
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Session F1

The Yin and Yang of Multiple Lab Functions
Moderator: Gary McKelvey, Siemens

Session F2

Taming the Energy Beast: Strategies for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
Moderator: Geethadevi Kulamarva, Gradus Energy Solutions

Session F3

The Circle of Benefits: Sustainable Equipment and Building Systems
Moderator: Jeff Reifschneider, CPP, Inc.

Session F4

BIM There, Done That? Building Information Modeling in Labs
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, I2SL
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

I2SL University Alliance Group

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Evening Tour at J. Craig Venter Institute

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Conference Day 3

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Open
  Technology and Services Fair Open
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Early Bird Sessions and Technology Demonstrations

Morning Roundtables

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session G1

Designing and Operating Carbon Neutral Research Facilities
Moderator: Beth Shearer, Beth Shearer & Associates

Session G2

Overcoming Design and Operational Challenges
Moderator: Alicia Pandimos Maurer, CRB

Session G3

To Sustainability and Beyond: Strategies for Designing and Retrofitting
Moderator: Justin Lewis, University of California, Davis

Session G4

The Right Hood for the Job
Moderator: Paul Fuson, Siemens
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session H1

From Concepts to Practice: Operations and Maintenance
Moderator: Kevin Brettman, J.E. Dunn Construction

Session H2

Facing the New Frontier of Sustainability
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Session H3

Reimagine the Future: Sustainable Convergence of Science, Commerce, and Education
Moderator: David Green, Perkins+Will

Session H4

Pursuing Energy Efficiency in Academic Laboratories: Trade Offs, Hurdles, and Decision Making
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, I2SL
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Working Group Meetings
  • High-Technology Operations and Maintenance Certification Working Group
  • Laboratory Continuous Performance Improvement Program Working Group
  • Laboratory Benchmarking Working Group
  • Architectural Design Guides for Laboratories
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Architectural Tour of the Salk Institute

7:10 p.m. San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, Petco Park

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