Sustainable Lab Showcase – Simpson Querrey – Tuesday, September 13

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center – 303 E Superior, Chicago

Registration Fee – $45

Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 5:30 – 8:30 PM CDT – In Person

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Join The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Great Lakes Chapter for a night exploring sustainable design and the research occurring at the Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center (NU SQBRC) with a Pecha Kucha, building tours, and reception.

The Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center (NU SQBRC) promotes research collaboration that impacts the practice of medicine and improves human health by investigating nanomaterials, bionanotechnology, cancer biology, neurobiology, the origin of diseases, molecular genetics, immune deviation, and diseases, to name a few.

Phase one constructed nearly 600,000 square feet of research and support spaces, with future phases to add up to another 16 floors. This project brings together physicians and scientists from Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

NU SQBRC has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The facility is the largest biomedical academic research building in the United States. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a USGBC program that recognizes building designs that are resource efficient and cost effective while providing a healthier and greener lifestyle for building occupants.

Event Details:
Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 – 8:30pm CT, in person at the Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center. Check in begins at 5:30pm, followed by Pecha Kucha style talks, and ending with a reception (Open Bar & light hors d’oeuvres) and various tours including tours of the laboratory & mechanical floors!

In-person address:
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

This program will be hosted in person at the Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center. I2SL will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. COVID protocols, and any other emergent information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.

Because this program is in-person, tickets will be limited, so please register early! If you are unable, or decide not to attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can provide the tickets to anyone else who is interested. Thank you for your understanding.

Notice 1: As a guest of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Great Lakes Chapter , you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant I2SL permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.

Speakers:
Dr. Liam Palmer, SQI Faculty Member and Director of Research

Liam Palmer is interested in using molecular design to control the structure and function of soft materials. Directional intermolecular interactions, like peptide hydrogen bonds and π-π stacking, offer great opportunities to tune the symmetry, morphology, and cohesiveness of materials from the nano to the macroscopic scale. These materials can be applied to a wide range of biological and bio-inspired applications.

Dr. Anthony Banks, QSIB Director of Engineering Research

Anthony Banks has over 30 years of experience in academic research, with thirteen years as a member of the Rogers Research Group at University of Illinois and currently as a key member of the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics. He has co-authored more than 20 publication during this time. Banks has managed large groups of postdoctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students in a range of multidisciplinary topics, from low temperature physics, to flexible electronics, photovoltaics, microfluidics and micro-electromechanical systems. He is skilled in direct, hand-on efforts in advanced technology and instrumentation development. His experience is distinguished not only by accomplishment in academic research but also, particularly in the past 12 years, in transfer of academic innovations to companies, both large (e.g. Loreal, Medtronic, Reebok and others) and small (MC10, Semprius, CoolEdge Lighting, NeuroLux, Wearifi, EpiCore and others) for scalable commercial product manufacturing. Banks served as Chief Technical Officer for AJA International, an international manufacturing company with a portfolio of products in the research and development sector. He also is co-inventor on several patents, and he is a private research consultant and co-founder of NeuroLux and Wearifi.

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Let’s Reconnect! – I2SL Great Lakes Social Event – Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 20, 5:00 – 7:00 PM CST – In Person

No Registration Fee – Appetizers provided, buy your own drinks

One Lake Brewing, 1 Lake St. Oak Park, IL

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It is time to get out and reconnect! Join your I2SL friends at this social gathering for lively discussions, food and drink. We will announce the upcoming fall lab tour and get your input for future I2SL Great Lakes events.

No Registration Fee. Appetizers will be provided. You can buy your own drinks and other food from a great menu with craft beer, wine, cocktails, pub grub and elegant fare

One Lake Brewing is located at Austin and Lake St. in Oak Park. Green Line – one block north of the Austin stop. Driving – 1.5 miles north of the Austin exit on I290. Parking info – https://www.onelakebrewing.com/parking

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Ugly Sweater Holiday Mixer 2021 – Dec 7

Tuesday, December 7, 4:00 – 7:00 PM CST (3:00 – 6:00 PM EST) – Hybrid – Free!

Leopardo, 210 N Carpenter St. Suite 300, Chicago

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Don your ugliest holiday sweater and join I2SL Great Lakes for our annual holiday mixer. We are jubilant to clink glasses in person this year and welcome online friends to the holiday cheer.

Leopardo has a great space to celebrate with virtual golf and zombie dodgeball. A meeting room has cameras, microphones and a wall-size monitor so online revelers can join the fun. At 4:30 we will have a short presentation of chapter highlights of 2021 and visions of 2022 sugar plums. This will be followed by an ugly holiday sweater contest and more festivities.

Drinks and appetizers will be served. Free!

Logistics

Online Link – Webex will be used as the online platform for this meeting. You will be sent a Webex link after you RSVP.

Doors Open – People can arrive at the event (or login) starting at 4:00 to network with other attendees. Food and drinks will be provided. Introductions and presentations will start at 4:30.

Getting Here – Parking can be difficult in this part of the city. Consider using the SpotHero or ParqEx apps. There is also some street parking on Carpenter and Lake Streets.

The Morgan stop of the CTA Green Line is only a couple blocks from Leopardo.

Security – If you plan on bringing a guest, in person, please use the website to RSVP with their name. The RSVP list will be given to security at Leopardo so they will be allowed in.

Webex meeting link – https://leopardo.webex.com/leopardo/j.php?MTID=m84913354b61c60999ca772f6b2f99db0

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Selected 2021 Annual Conference Presentations Recap – Oct 14

Thursday, October 14, 4:00 – 6:00 PM CST – Hybrid Event – In Person and Virtual – Free

Leopardo, 210 N Carpenter St. Suite 300, Chicago

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Didn’t make the 2021 I2SL Annual Conference in Atlanta this September? No worries. Join us for a hybrid event where selected presenters will recap their conference content, discuss and answer your questions!

Four amazing presentations have been selected from the conference that are particularly relevant to the Great Lakes region.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Education Units available.

Agenda

3:00:
Networking, Food and Drinks

4:00:
Welcome, Introductions

4:15:
Selected Presentation Recaps

  • Bioscience Innovation Building Purdue University Northwest: Punit Jain, Cannon Design

  • Sustainable Design for Year-Round Chilled Water in Cold Climates: Brandon Fortier, IMEG Corp.
  • Starting Your Smart Lab Journey: Jim Coogan & Chad House, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
  • Top 10 Sustainable Features of Green Globes Certified Laboratory Facilities: Vicki Worden, Green Building Initiative, David Eldridge, Grumman/Butkus Associates

5:15:
Panel Discussion and Q & A, moderated by Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates

6:00:
Adjourn

Logistics

Online Link – Webex will be used as the online platform for this meeting. Some people who registered early were sent a Zoom link. Please use the Webex link below instead to access the meeting online

Doors Open – People can arrive at the event (or login) starting at 3:00 to allow for time to network with other attendees. Food and drinks will be provided. Introductions and presentations will start at 4:00 as originally scheduled.

Getting Here – Parking can be difficult in this part of the city. Consider using the SpotHero or ParqEx apps. There is also some street parking on Carpenter and Lake Streets.

The Morgan stop of the CTA Green Line is only a couple blocks from Leopardo.

Security – If you plan on bringing a guest, in person, please use the website to RSVP with their name. The RSVP list will be given to security at Leopardo so they will be allowed in.

Webex meeting link
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Meeting number (access code): 2307 464 1841
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Touring Great Lake Labs – June 17

Thursday, June 17, 4:00 – 6:00 PM CST – Virtual Event – Free

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Join us for a virtual tour of novel design, construction and operations of science spaces in the Great Lakes region and beyond.  We’ll start off with HOK discussing what they learned from 5+ years of data at DC Consolidated Lab and how it is influencing their current designs. Next stop, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Northwestern University in Chicago, to see how the building’s sustainable designs are actually performing after a few years of operations. We’ll wrap up the tour at NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes in Beloit, WI, which uses innovative techniques to make radioisotopes without generating radioactive waste.

Climb on board to learn and interact with lab designers and operators working together for a sustainable future.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Education Units available.

Agenda

4:00:
Welcome, Introductions

4:15:
Sustainability at DC Consolidated Lab: Vanessa Hostick, HOK

4:40:
Measuring Performance at the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Northwestern University: Steve Dowd, AEI

5:05:
Game Changing Radioisotope Pharmaceuticals: Rimas Milunas, NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes

5:30:
Panel Discussion and Q & A

6:00:
Adjourn

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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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Retro-Commissioning – COVID Lessons & Challenges

Thursday, March 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM CST – Virtual Event – Free

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Immediate ASHRAE and CDC responses to COVID have called for better breathing air filtration, less air recirculation and a higher ratio of outside air. Even when scientific acceptance emerged that there is air borne transmission, tools to measure the effectiveness and guidelines for choosing practical and appropriate measures for a particular space are yet lacking. How do we measure and evaluate the potential for hazardous exposure, effectiveness of engineering controls, and overall safety outcomes?

Learn from the experiences of UIC, MIT, IMEG and Grumman Butkus to address these extreme challenges during this past, unprecedented year.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Education Units available.

Agenda

4:00:
Welcome, Introductions

4:10:
Retro-commissioning higher ed under COVID: Vy Milunas, Director of Project Management, University of Illinois Chicago, Marvin Kirschenbaum, Mechanical Engineer Retired, Marty Lunkes, Associate Principal, Interface Engineering

4:30:
Challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to HVAC systems and energy conservation and how one institution is addressing them: Louis DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP, Director Environment, Health and Safety, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:50:
Retro-commissioning for Air Pressure Control: Mike Vanden Berg, Senior Commissioning Engineer, IMEG

5:10:
Hospital COVID lessons learned and planning for the next pandemic: Fiona Martin McCarthy, P.E., QCxP, BEAP, LEED AP O+M, Grumman/Butkus Associates

5:30:
Panel Discussion and Q & A

6:00:
Adjourn

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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!

Registration is Free

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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 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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