An Audience Panel Demonstrates the Workings of the Tool

Jim Coogan, Siemens

Five or six members of the audience will be welcomed as panelists to serve in beta testing one or more aspects of the Laboratory Continuous Performance Improvement Program (LCPIP) tool. The LCPIP leadership team members will work with the panelists to understand the process and develop responses to the various stages of development in evaluating the aspects for a fictitious laboratory. The tool will produce an evaluation of that attribute's performance. The panelists will share their insights and opinions on the tools effectiveness and take questions and interact with both the audience and the leadership team.

Learning Objectives

  • Observe an application of the LCPIP tool.
  • Identify suggestions for enhancements.
  • Understand how owners view the LCPIP tool.
  • Learn how coordination within a wide range of responsibilities can improve performance and reduce costs.


Jim Coogan, P.E., is a Principal in product development at Siemens Building Technologies. In 30 years designing controls for mechanical systems, he has contributed to products ranging from room controllers to Internet-based interfaces. Jim has chaired several ASHRAE committees and participates in programs with the International Institute for Sustainable Labs. Publications include papers on room pressurization and laboratory ventilation. Jim earned his SB in mechanical engineering at MIT.


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