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2018 Board Announced

I2SL Windy City Chapter

New 2018 Board!

President
Adana Johns
Perkins + Will

Vice President
Markus Schaufele
Northwestern University

Treasurer
Randy Ehret
Environmental Systems Design

Secretary
Julie Higginbotham
Grumman / Butkus Associates

The I2SL Windy City Chapter recently completed elections for its Board of Directors. Officers serve for two-year terms; at-large members serve for indefinite terms at the pleasure of the Board.

New officers include President Adana Johns (previously Vice President) and Vice President Markus Schaufele.

Treasurer Randall Ehret and Secretary Julie Higginbotham are currently serving unexpired terms.

At-large board members include Vy Milunas, University of Illinois-Chicago; Marvin Kirshenbaum, Argonne National Laboratory; Joe Crosetto, Interactive Building Solutions; Dan Niehwoener, HOK; and Paul Beukema, Honeywell.

Active volunteers include Age Tabion, Vacuubrand; Joe Bystron, Heidolph North America; Damian Dockery, BP; and Brian Monahan, BR+A.

The Windy City Chapter welcomes and needs volunteers! Contact us at i2slwindycity@gmail.com for more information.

Water Conservation Strategies for Laboratories – June 14 2018

Grumman/Butkus Associates, 820 Davis St., Suite 300, Evanston, IL

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

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Water conservation is an often overlooked aspect of laboratory sustainability, but costs of this precious resource are rising in many parts of the world. Global climate change also raises questions about supply. Join experts in an evening of networking and education as we explore this important topic.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Educational Units available.

Schedule

4:00 PM:  Registration and Happy Hour
5:00 PM:  Introductions, Announcements, and Reveal of I2SL Chapter election results
5:15 PM: Overview of Issues In Laboratory Water Sustainability: Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates
5:45 PM: Laboratory Vacuum System Design: Age Tabion, VACUUBRAND
6:00 PM: Condensers, Autoclaves, and Chillers: Joe Brystron, Heidolph North America
6:15 PM: Variable Speed Technology in Glassware Washers: Deborah Ruriani, Miele Professional
6:30 PM: Q&A and Adjourn

Registration

I2SL Members and Lab Owners/Users: $20
Non-Members and Non-Owners/Users: $40

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Join I2SL today ($185) and save!

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.

Event Sponsors

Platinum Level Chapter Sponsors

Gold Level Chapter Sponsors

Tickets

Tickets are no longer available.

2018 Board Nominations – I2SL Windy City Chapter

The Windy City Chapter of I2SL is soliciting nominations for President and Vice President board positions. Nominations Due May 1.

If you are interested in a fun collegial challenge that will make a difference in lab sustainability in our region, please fill out the form below with your name and contact information along with which position you are interested in standing for in the election. The deadline for responding with nominations is May 1.

Elected officers must be members in good standing of I2SL National; any non-member nominees standing for election must join the group before taking office. Membership may be obtained through the website: http://www.i2sl.org/globalcommunity/becomemember.html .  Anyone can nominate an officer. You must  be an I2SL member to vote in the upcoming election.

Positions:

President: Term of two years. Position includes chairing and participating in Board meetings, speaking on behalf of the organization, breaking the tie in the event of a voting stalemate, and other duties as necessary.

Vice President: Term of two years. Position includes chairing Board meetings in the absence of the President, participating in Board meetings, speaking on behalf of the organization in the absence of the President, and other duties as necessary.

The position of Treasurer and Secretary will not be elected this year.

The position of Member-at-Large can also be nominated. Duties of this position are determined by the board and will vary according to the interests/strengths of the Members-at-Large.

Dates:
Deadline for nominations is May 1
The slate of candidates will be announced on May 15, when voting begins. Voting will end June 10.
New officers will be introduced at the June 14 meeting

Please make nominations in the form below.

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2018 I2SL Conference Scholarship Application

I2SL’s Windy City Chapter is giving one student scholarship to attend the 2018 I2SL Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC, October 14 through 17, 2018.

The scholarship will cover the costs of conference registration (not including workshops or tours), airfare, hotel, and a one-year I2SL membership. Hotel/airfare reimbursement will be provided for the actual verified amount expended, up to $1,100; the Windy City Chapter will arrange directly for the recipient’s conference registration and I2SL student membership. The scholarship does not include reimbursement for meals (though the continental breakfast and lunch served during the event are included in the registration fee), parking, or optional events.

The scholarship is open to any full-time undergraduate or graduate college student living in or attending a college or university in the state of Illinois and selected nearby states (WI, IA, IN, MI, OH). The winning student will be required to attend at least two days of the three-day event.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The winner will be selected by the Windy City Board of Directors, based on answers to the questions in the application.

Please complete the following application.

[contact-form-7 id="2039" title="Scholarship Application"]

RESPOND NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 1, 2018

Lights and Power Management for Sustainable Labs

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), APS Lower Gallery, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Join leaders in design and engineering for an illuminating evening focused on making laboratory lighting more usable, energy efficient and sustainable. And top off the evening with a tour of the incredible Advanced Photon Source (APS)!

Two AIA credits or Continuing Educational Units available.

Note: ANL has strict security procedures.
Attendees must provide valid identification, i.e. Drivers License, State Id or Passport.
Please use your full name as it appears on your identification during Registration.
Please indicate if you are a US Citizen or Foreign National on the Additional Information – Order Notes field.
All attendees must be approved by ANL before the event. Additional vetting is performed on foreign nationals. Access is not guaranteed. Notifying ANL as early as possible gives foreign nationals the best chance of receiving access. On the day of the event, any non-citizen who arrives at ANL without prior approval to attend will be denied access at the gate and will not be able to attend the event. Once your name has been approved by ANL, you will receive a welcome email from Argonne with additional information.

Schedule

3 p.m.: Registration and Happy Hour
4 p.m.: Recent Lighting Projects at ANL, George Doktorczyk, Principal Electrical Engineer, ANL
4:15 p.m.: Sustainable Lighting at ANL, Catherine Hurley, Sustainability Program Manager, ANL
4:30 p.m.: Lighting Control for Laboratory Applications, Aron Leah Wolfson & Joe Parent, Lutron Electronics
4:45 p.m.: Designing Lab Lighting, Joe Jozsa, Principal, Interactive Building Solutions
5:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion, Q&A
5:30 p.m.: ANL Advanced Photon Source Facility Tour

Registration

I2SL Members and Lab Owners/Users: $25
Non-Members and Non-Owners/Users: $50

Register Now

Join I2SL today ($185) and save!

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.

Event Sponsors

Platinum Level Chapter Sponsors

Gold Level Chapter Sponsors

Tickets

Tickets are no longer available.

Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low Energy Lab Design

University of Illinois-Chicago, Engineering Research Facility, Room 1043, 842 W. Taylor St.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This special version of the I2SL Introductory Course will combine UIC students and interested I2SL members and colleagues. Catch up on comprehensive strategies for designing, constructing, and operating sustainable labs in both new and existing facilities.

Speakers: Dan Doyle, P.E., Chairman, Grumman/Butkus Associates, and Adana Johns, AIA, Science+Technology Leader, Perkins+Will Chicago.

Seven AIA Learning Units or Continuing Education Credits Available!

Schedule

8 a.m.: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Session 1, Introduction
9:30 a.m.: Session 2, Programming and Planning
10:30 a.m.: Refreshment break
10:45 a.m.: Session 3, HVAC
12:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m.: Session 4, Lighting and Daylighting
2:15 p.m.: Session 5, Water
3 p.m.: Refreshment break
3:15 p.m.: Session 6, Financing
4 p.m.: Final Q&A
4:30 p.m.: Adjourn

Registration

UIC Students: FREE
I2SL Members and Lab Owners/Users: $30
Non-Members and Non-Owners/Users: $50

Register Now

Join I2SL today ($185) and save!

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.

Event Sponsors

Platinum-Level Chapter Sponsors

Da Coach is Keeping His Cool

Ditka’s Oakbrook

It’s hard to enjoy the best steak in town if you are sweating like William ‘The Fridge’ Perry doing wind sprints. Tony Ficorilli, Managing Partner at Ditka’s Oakbrook restaurant, had a Test And Balance (TAB) survey done to make sure their HVAC system was working like an All Star.

Like many veteran systems, the equipment was generally working well, but had periodic issues. These were typically emergencies on particularly hot days and they seemed to be happening more frequently. And actually, this was part of the problem. HVAC service tech had been calling audibles in emergency situations for many years. They addressed the immediate issue with a band-aid solution but nobody came back to determine and resolve the root cause. The system wasn’t on Injured Reserve but these issues were building up and preventing the system from performing at its peak.

Dave Scanlan from Interactive Building Solutions tests the supply air

The TAB team was put into the game. They documented the current performance of the Air Handling Units and Chill Water System. In the process of doing this they discovered and corrected issues, changed settings back to their design specifications, re-tested and documented the new performance levels. They also made recommendations for equipment repairs and proposed next steps.

The Coach is cool and happy.

Happy Restaurant Manager Jackie LaManna

“I had HVAC techs coming in on service calls but they seemed to be chasing their tails. The TAB survey was the key to getting my system is working like it was designed. It feels good to keep my customers comfortable and have my restaurant running the way it should” – Tony Ficorilli, Managing Partner, Ditka’s, Oakbrook.

Test and Balance survey performed by Interactive Building Solutions (IBS). Building Controls by IBS. The Mechanical contractor is VP Mechanical.

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