2013 Early Bird Sessions
Wednesday and Thursday mornings began with coffee, breakfast, and discussions about emerging topics in laboratory sustainability. The 2013 I2SL Annual Conference agenda featured a variety of Early Bird Sessions to provide an opportunity for discussion on the ideas and challenges faced by some of today's high-performance facilities.
Wednesday, September 25, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.:
- Morning Roundtable: Connecting Lab Equipment Manufacturers with the ESCO/UESCO Community
Will Lintner, DOE
Phil Wirdzek, I2SL
- Morning Roundtable: Discussing Climate Neutral Research Campuses
Otto Van Geet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Tool-Torial: Fault Detection and Diagnostics of Big Data—The Next Step in the Commissioning Process
David Landman, Cimetrics
- Roll Up Your Sleeves Roundtable: Leapfrogging ENERGY STAR®: Benchmarks Adopted by Energy Managers
Allen Doyle, University of California
Thursday, September 26, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.:
- Morning Roundtable: Show Me The Money! Connecting the Dots between Sustainability and Federal Grants
Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, University of Colorado at Boulder
Allen Doyle, University of California-Davis
- Morning Roundtable: Specialty Research Roundtable: Creative Yet Repeatable Solutions for Small-Scale and Unique Projects
Robert Skolozdra, Svigals + Partners
- Morning Roundtable: Laboratory Exhaust Systems
Charles Gans, Strobic Air Corporation
- Tool-Torial: Going Beyond BIM using 3D Visualization in Laboratory Design
Chuck Yocum, BioFacilities Planning & Management
Morning Roundtables are hour-long sessions that provide attendees with an intimate and informal forum for discussing new trends, issues, and other emerging topics of interest to the I2SL Community. During the session, the leader briefly introduces the topic and then facilitates an open discussion with the gathered audience. Leaders and participants are encouraged to continue the dialogue after the session and conference have ended.
Tool-Torial Sessions are sessions similar to the Morning Roundtables in that they encourage informal discussions among attendees. However, as the name implies, the Tool-Torials cover useful tools and resources that the audience can use to improve their facility's level of efficiency and sustainability. During the session, the session leader briefly introduces the tool (including a demonstration, if applicable) and then facilitates an open discussion with the audience. Continued dialogue on the topic is encouraged after the session and conference have ended.
Roll Up Your Sleeves Roundtables are informal working sessions which allow those engaged in new or retrofit projects to gain insight, experience, and ideas from other I2SL attendees. Laboratory and high-performance building experts attending the conference can provide their perspectives, which may help you address your major architectural and/or engineering sustainability challenges.
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