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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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