Perkins and Will, 410 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago IL

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 12:00pm to 5:30pm



Join the Windy City I2SL for a half-day event called ColLABorate 2019. The goal of the event is to explore how an interdisciplinary approach can yield unique and novel solutions in the advancement of sustainable laboratory facility design. Three project teams will share three complementary case studies providing examples of collaborative efforts across multiple disciplines that were instrumental in the synthesis of their facility’s design or operation.

ColLABorate 2019 has a novel format that enhances the interaction between presenter and attendees to provide a more in-depth learning and sharing experience for all.  All attendees will receive a synopsis of each presentation and will have the option of providing questions or comments to the presenters in advance.  We encourage an early registration to allow time for this process.


12:00pm Box lunch and registration
12:45pm Announcements, Introductions and Logistics
1:00pm  Case Study: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Systems Integration Facility, presented by SmithGroup
2:00pm  Case Study: University of Chicago Greg Engel Laser Lab, presented by University of Chicago, Interactive Building Solutions and Zentel Tech
3:00pm  Break, Light Refreshments
3:30pm  Case Study: Fermilab Integrated Engineering Research Center, presented by Fermilab, Perkins and Will and ARUP
4:30pm  Breakout sessions
5:30pm  Adjourn

Presentation Summaries

Click here to view a summary of the three ColLABorate 2019presentations, Summary of Presentations. Please review these before the event.

Attendee Information

When visiting Perkins and Will, you must present a valid ID to building security in the base of the North Tower and then check in at Perkins and Will reception on the 16th floor.


I2SL Members and Lab Owners/Users: $30
Non-Members and Non-Owners/Users: $60
Students: Free

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I2SL Windy City Chapter

I2SL Windy City Chapter specializes in training and education, research through international and industry collaboration, and technical assistance to help improve the energy and environmental sustainability of laboratories and related high-technology facilities.

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