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Virtual Holiday Mixer – Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 3:00 – 4:30PM CST (4:00 – 5:30PM EST) – Free!

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I2SL Windy City has changed to I2SL Great lakes. We are forming a larger, stronger team of professionals passionate about making a more sustainable future.

Our first I2SL Great Lakes chapter event will be a virtual Holiday Mixer. Join us to meet new friends, share the holiday spirit and learn more about the exciting changes in our organization.

Show off your sick sustainability know-how when we play online Jeopardy. Feel free to celebrate with a cocktail. I know I will!

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After registering you will receive a Zoom link via email

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I2SL Great Lakes Chapter

I2SL Great Lakes Chapter specializes in training, education and 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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2020 Virtual I2SL Annual Conference

2020 Virtual I2SL Annual Conference – October 6-7, 2020

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Working with vFairs, our virtual conference vendor, I2SL is excited to deliver 80+ presentations, exhibits, and networking on laboratory design, safety, and sustainability to you from the comfort of your home or office.

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Holiday Mixer – December 5, 2019

Sky Lounge of the Kemper Building, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago. Thursday, December 5, 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

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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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colLABorate 2019 – Consilience in the Art of Sustainable Facility Design – September 19, 2019

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

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

Presentations

Event

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.

Schedule

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.

Registration

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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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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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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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.

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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

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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.

Parking

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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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.

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.

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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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