International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

2017 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Stirling Ultracold


Thermo Fisher Scientific

EMD Serono

Gold Level Sponsors

Elkus Manfredi

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Conference Announcements

  • Pre-conference registration is open through October 6. I2SL Members save $100. Groups of five or more save too!
  • Sponsor a table at the Go Beyond and Freezer Challenge Awards dinner and invite 10 dinner guests to join you at your reserved table.
  • Only a few booths remain at the 2017 Technology and Services Fair. Sign up today!
  • We're on social media! We have expanded our online presence to Twitter and Facebook. Follow us for conference updates and annoucements throughout the year. Also, don't forget to join I2SL's LinkedIn Group.


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North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge

North American Freezer Challenge 2017

I2SL Chapters

Find Your Local Chapter

  • Check out the new Heart of America Chapter website!
  • The Singapore Chapter is hosting an Environmental Sustainable Laboratories Seminar on September 26.
  • Save the date for the Heart of America Chapter Education Day on Thursday, November 9.
  • Welcome to our newest chapter, the Branch of China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association!
  • Are you interested in starting an I2SL Chapter in your region? Let us know and we will connect you to other industry professionals in your region as well as other chapter officers to help you successfully kick off a new I2SL Chapter.

Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator

  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • At the 2016 I2SL Annual Conference, FEMP Director Tim Unruh announced the launch of the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator. This initiative, supported by I2SL, aims to advance energy efficiency in laboratory buildings owned and operated by universities, corporations, hospitals, and federal agencies. I2SL invites laboratories to commit to reducing energy use in labs by at least 20% over the next 10 years and implement no- or low-cost measures in the shorter-term.
  • Read the Smart Labs Accelerator fact sheet to learn more about this initiative, or view the partnership agreement if you are ready to become an Accelerator partner.
  • Check out a video to get an overview of the Smart Labs Accelerator.

Working Groups

  • Calling all scientists! I2SL Partner, My Green Lab, is leading the effort to bring ENERGY STAR® ratings to new ultra-low temperature freezers. Take a brief survey to tell us what freezers you use in your laboratories.


  • Learn about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning energy saving strategies during the September 21 High-Tech Talks webinar.
  • My Green Lab featured I2SL and the upcoming conference in a recent newsletter. Read the issue and subscribe to My Green Lab newsletter to learn more about the organization.
  • Read the most recent Sustainability Scoop: Congratulations to the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge Winners!
  • View additional upcoming Industry Events.
  • I2SL, with Alison Farmer, Ph.D., kW Engineering, and Matt Gudorf, University of California, Irvine, collaborated to produce a new Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. The guide offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process so that lab construction is not a major disruption. The guide is free to I2SL Members. To download, log into the Member Portal, navigate to I2SL Tools, and select Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. Non-I2SL Members can purchase the guide for $35.
  • Build your laboratory and other high-tech facility expertise with resources on the Laboratory Basics page.

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