Labs2Zero Pilot Energy Score
To help address the outsized impact laboratories have on carbon emissions, I2SL launched the Labs2Zero program as a roadmap to decarbonize the world’s high-tech research facilities. The first component of the program, a Pilot Energy Score for labs based on the I2SL Laboratory Benchmarking Tool, launched in 2023. Visit the LBT to get your lab Energy Score and view a webinar on how to get and use the score!
Participate in the 2024 Freezer Challenge
Commit to improving your lab’s cold storage energy efficiency by signing up for the 2024 International Freezer Challenge. Earn points by implementing best practices like temperature tuning, defrosting freezers, sample inventory, and more. To learn more about the competition, sign up for a virtual kickoff event on Thursday, January 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern. All scoresheets are due by midnight on July 4, 2024.
Join the Community of Practice
To facilitate conversations among lab professionals and suppliers that help reduce the waste and toxicity associated with research products and packaging, the I2SL has launched the Circular Economy for Laboratories Community of Practice. These topics will be addressed in this community through an online forum, webinars, roundtables, blogs, videos, and library of resources. View the first forum on EPS packaging in labs.
Speaker Call: 2024 Annual Conference
Mark your calendars for September 29-October 2—I2SL is going to St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2024 I2SL Annual Conference and Technology Fair! We hope you’ll join us for another year of sustainable lab learning and networking. Exhibit registration is already open, and the Call for Presenters is now open. Abstracts are due Friday, March 1.