What's New

Annual Conference

Recognition

  • Nominations are now being accepted for I2SLís new Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award, which recognizes institutions that have demonstrated leadership in sustainable procurement. Find out if your institution qualifies and submit a nomination by Thursday, August 8.

I2SL Chapters

Working Groups

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Resources

    Best Practices Guide
  • The Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process.
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) training courses are available now at a discount to I2SL Members.
  • From climate change to failing infrastructure, a wide variety of risks that can compromise a cityís ability to be competitive while also supporting the well-being of its residents. Join the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Eastern August 14 for a webinar that identifies opportunities to design resilient and adaptable cities and reviews what resilience means in the built environment.
  • The University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications for a full-time Green Labs Coordinator. Their ideal candidate will have professional experience in both laboratory work and sustainability. Apply today!
  • Check out this article from fivethirtyeight.com, featuring I2SL members, about the dilemmas faced by today's scientists and lab specialists when trying to help the planet while using resources in the process.
  • According to the latest addition to our E-Library, laboratory design has been shifting towards sustainability and spatial flexibility. Read the full article to find out more!
  • Harvard University got several of its laboratories to go green by giving green. Read the case study about how financial incentives helped reduce lab energy intensity.
  • Core facilities are the latest trend in consolidating campus research facilities and equipment to save resources and maximize researchers' abilities. Read more about how they work at Northwestern University or watch a video about core facilities.
  • The University of Virginia recently completed a Pilot Lab Program to study the true potential of holistic Green Labs programming that addresses both building and user aspects of research efficiency.