International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

2018 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors

Conference Announcements

2018 I2SL Annual Conference promo image

New! Training Courses

  • I2SL is pleased to offer the Smart Labs™ O&M Training Program. Learn more about this two-session course of topics that are critical to laboratory safety and sustainability.
  • The first two-day course is offered May 9, 2018. Register here.

International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Freezer Challenge

  • I2SL is proud to offer the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge in conjunction with My Green Lab to promote efficient, effective sample storage for laboratories around the world.
  • This year, laboratories from across the globe will be competing through May 1, 2018. Sign up now and demonstrate good sample storage and energy savings!
  • Special thanks to our 2018 cosponsors: Stirling Ultracold, Eppendorf, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • View an article in Nature, the weekly scientific journal, on the results and lessons learned from the inaugural Freezer Challenge in 2017.

I2SL Chapters

Find Your Local Chapter

  • Welcome to our newest chapter, the Northern California Chapter!
  • Check out the new Windy City Chapter's website!
  • Join the Colorado Chapter for their tour meeting at New Belgium Brewing on April 19.
  • 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.

Working Groups

  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • 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 a sustainability assessment method during the April 19 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.
  • 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.
  • Interested in a career in architecture? Check out these job listings on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.

Get Involved With I2SL

  • Get I2SL updates on social media!

Join the I2SL LinkedIn Group