CRB Thought Leaders at I2SL Annual Conference

CRB Thought Leaders at I2SL Annual Conference

Sep 13, 2018

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL) Annual Conference is the leading international conference focused on strategies to meet the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities. The conference is a technical forum where information is exchanged covering the life cycle of the laboratory from design to use.

This year’s annual conference is being held in Raleigh, North Carolina October 15-17. CRB will be in the exhibit hall at booth #41. 

Below is the line-up of CRB speakers and topics:

Envisioning a center for research 
Oct.15, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Mary Carroll and Scott McNallan
Learning Objectives:

  • Visualize a sustainable center for research that celebrates scientific innovation with efficient planning and designs that create light filled human centered space.
  • Identify sustainable opportunities beginning at 2,000 feet above the campus (site master planning) through detail design of the building and campus infrastructure.
  • Utilize building envelope strategies that maximize indirect light deep into the building but minimize direct solar heat gain.
  • Recognize and correct the challenges that present itself when creating openness.

Designing for flexibility and scalability in laboratories
Oct.16 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 
John Hiester
Learning Objectives:

  • Find opportunities for flexible, scalable design solutions in laboratories
  • Review the latest technologies and trends in the market that help provide practical, flexible, modular, scalable design solutions that meet clients’ facility needs
  • Determine which products best fit specific applications—when and where to avoid certain technologies and products
  • Review capital investment versus return on investment and help clients determine whether a flexible, scalable solution is right for their facilities

Automation, artificial intelligence and the sustainable efficiency impact to the laboratory
Oct.16, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Mark Paskanik
Learning Objectives:

  • Lessons learned perspective from an automation lab case study
  • Holistic approach to the laboratory design
  • Importance of team integration
  • Practical strategies to reduce overall carbon footprint

Using computational fluid dynamics modeling to evaluate sustainability 
Oct.16 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Daniel Deese

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of CFD modeling
  • Benefits and limitations of CFD modeling in evaluating sustainable initiatives
  • Methods of evaluating laboratory ventilation effectiveness
  • Whether CFD modeling can replace good engineering design