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EVENT CANCELLED – The Importance of Operator Training for Safety and Lab Performance – June 27, 2019

Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N Clybourn Ave. Chicago

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:30 to 8:00 pm

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Researchers rely on laboratory airflow systems to protect them from hazardous materials. HVAC designs have become more complex as organizations, consultants, and vendors strive to improve efficiency. Operator training is critical for both safety and efficiency of modern labs.

Operations staff at the University of Illinois-Chicago recently took an I2SL training course on airflow systems. At Windy City I2SL’s June event, they will share key information, which will become the starting point for a broader panel discussion on the importance of operator training. Join the discussion, network with your fellow industry professionals, and hoist a brew at Goose Island Brewhouse!

Our summer event will include an extra helping of fun and social time with an extended happy hour, brewery tour, a shorter, less formal presentation, and time to network afterwards.

One AIA or Professional Development Hour available.

Schedule

4:30 Registration, Happy Hour (two drinks and appetizers included), and Brewery Tour
6:00 Introductions and announcements, including introduction of newly elected chapter board members
6:15 UIC’s training experience: Vy Milunas and Anthony Civito
6:30 Panel Discussion: Vy Milunas and Anthony Civito (UIC), Marvin Kirshenbaum (Argonne National Laboratory), and additional user panelists TBA
7:15 Networking
8:00 Adjourn

Registration

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

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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.

Platinum Level Chapter Sponsors

Gold Level Chapter Sponsors

2019 Board Nominations – I2SL Windy City Chapter

The Windy City Chapter of I2SL is soliciting nominations for Treasurer and Secretary 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:

Treasurer: Term of two years. Position includes keeping an account of all monies received and expended for the use of the Chapter and shall make disbursements authorized by the Board and approved by the president and other officers as the Board may prescribe.

Secretary: Term of two years. Position includes giving notice of and attend all meetings of the Chapter and keeping minutes of all proceedings.

The position of President and Vice President 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 27 meeting

Please make nominations in the form below.

[contact-form-7 id="2063" title="Board Nomination"]

Student Event – The Future of Lab Sustainability – April 4, 2019

UIC Student Center West, Thompson Room, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago

Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:30 – 7:30 PM

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Join I2SL Windy City Chapter for an evening exploring the state-of-the-art in lab sustainability. Innovators in architecture, lab design and engineering will present outstanding lab designs and technologies that are changing the way labs work. The event will inspire students to consider working in this exciting and fast-evolving field.


Gensler, a top international architecture firm known for innovation, presents recent laboratory design projects that showcase new ideas for usability and sustainability.

Gensler maintained the highest position on Architectural Record’s 2018 Top 300 Architecture Firms and the top ranking on Interior Design’s Top 100 Giants 2018. Gensler also ranked as the no. 1 architecture firm on Building Design + Construction‘s 2018 Giants 300.

Ralph T. Muehleisen, Principal Building Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, will present design ideas and technologies that are on the horizon for sustainability. His research focuses on increasing the efficiency and resiliency of built environments, and his projects involve urban science and engineering, reduced order and stochastic building energy modeling, understanding uncertainty and risk in building models, and the integration of smart buildings and smart grids.

The author of over 180 publications and presentations, Muehleisen serves on the board of directors at IBPSA-USA and as co-chair of the Urban Scale Simulation subcommittee of the organization’s Research Committee. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Schedule

4:30 Registration and reception
5:15 Intros and announcements
5:30 Gensler – Innovations in Lab Design
6:15 Ralph Muehleisen – The Future of Lab Sustainability
7:00 Q&A, Discussions
7:30 Adjourn

Registration

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

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.

Parking

Parking is limited at UIC Student Center West. Park at the John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital Garage – 1800 W. Polk St.

Event Location

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ACT Label – The first eco-label for Lab products – April 17, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:30 – 7:15 PM

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My Green Lab has developed the first-ever eco-label for lab products, called ACT, which provides consistent, comprehensive, and easily understandable information that laboratories can use to assess – and ultimately reduce – the environmental impact of the products they use.  The ACT label has been integrated into the Living Building Challenge Requirements for laboratory spaces and is now used by laboratories and Life Science procurement professionals to ensure healthy, efficient products in the laboratory market. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how the ACT label is transforming the supply chain for laboratory equipment and materials and how you can leverage these tools to improve your own lab or laboratory projects.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Educational Units available.

Schedule

4:30 PM:  Registration and Happy Hour
5:30 PM:  Introductions, Announcements
5:45 PM: Sustainability in Laboratories:  It’s Time to ACT: Allison Paradise, My Green Lab
6:45 PM: Panel Discussion: Barbra Wells, Priorclave, Andrea Cooper, ILFI, Kathy Hennessy, Biology Lab Coordinator for McHenry County College
7:15 PM: Adjourn

Registration

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

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

Holiday Mixer – December 6, 2018

Sky Lounge of the Kemper Building, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago. Thursday, December 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Join us for a fun event featuring food, drinks, a short overview of the year’s happenings and future ideas! And enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree view of the city from the Kemper Buildings 41st floor Sky Lounge!

Registration is Free

Register Now

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 Sponsor

Platinum Level Chapter Sponsors

Gold Level Chapter Sponsors

Life Cycle Cost Vs. Initial Cost – October 24, 2018

Wild Onion Tied House, 1111 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL. Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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We all try to balance life cycle cost vs. initial cost on every laboratory project. Join members of the Windy City I2SL Board for a lively discussion about lessons learned from actual projects, including the sustainability factor. Share your experiences and advice while enjoying a fun brewpub atmosphere.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Educational Units available.

Schedule

5:30 PM: Registration and Happy Hour
6:30 PM: Panel Discussion – Life Cycle Cost Vs. Initial Cost on Laboratory Projects
8:00 PM: Adjourn

Panel Members:
Adana Johns, Perkins+Will
Markus Schaufele, Northwestern University
Vy Milunas, UIC
Marvin Kirshenbaum, Argonne National Laboratory
Brian Monahan, BR+A Consulting Engineers
Age Tabion, Vacuubrand
Vishal Singh, Zennove

Moderators:
Julie Higginbotham, Grumman/Butkus Associates
Joe Crosetto, Interactive Building Solutions

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.

We’ll meet beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Wild Onion Tied House, 1111 South Blvd, in Oak Park. Public transportation options available (CTA Green Line or Metra UP-W Line), as well as convenient parking. Registration includes your choice of one of four tasty pub sandwiches and two drink tickets (beer, wine, cocktail, or soft drink).

The street in front of Wild Onion Tied House is closed to cars. If you are driving to the event, enter the address of the Emerson Garage, 1135 Westgate St. Oak Park, in your GPS and park there. Walk South on Marion St. under the viaduct, go right and you will see the pub about 50 yards down South Blvd.

Maps:

Walking from the Emerson Garage:

South Blvd. closed to cars but Wild Onion Tied house is a short walk from Marion Street:

Outside view of the Wild Onion Tied House:

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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

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

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.

[contact-form-7 id="2063" title="Board Nomination"]

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"]

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