I2SL's Laboratory Continuous Performance Improvement Program (LCPIP)

Allen Doyle, University of California, Davis

For several years, an I2SL working group led by Allen Doyle have constructed a process that will identify opportunities for improving various attributes contributing to the overall improved energy and environmental performance of a laboratory. The process organized under a program called the Laboratory Continuous Performance Improvement Program (LCPIP) is viewed as a self-assessment process which allows all stakeholders to better understand their role, how better to work in unison, and identify steps which lead to improved lab performance and cost reductions while ensuring occupant health and safety. The presentation will cover the history of development and describe the breadth of LCPIP.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the unique and varied characteristics and metrics for laboratory performance.
  • Determine what value can the tool offer to a lab owner.
  • Identify how the tool differs from other performance systems.
  • Understand how the tool can improve the bottom-line of lab operations.


After 20 years of ocean chemistry, soil, and permafrost research, the urgency of climate disruption and environmental degradation compelled Allen Doyle to leave the lab and work with scientists on conservation in their workplace. Mr. Doyle brings an occupant focus to laboratory energy conservation, as he is co-founder of LabRATS, developing a ten-module green laboratory program, a moderator of the Labs21 Energy-Efficient Laboratory Equipment Wiki, organizer of 100+ member national network, working to reduce plug load through cold storage management and the Freezer Challenge contest, and engaged in HVAC optimization through temperature relaxation and control banding. As sustainability manager, he interacts at all levels of campus and hopes that research laboratories and their stakeholders will reach ambitious standards of quality with dramatic improvements in resource consumption. He collaborates campuses across the country, federal agencies as U.S. Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private sector laboratories, and he serves on two steering committees in I2SL. An avid trail runner, his meditation comes in the form of a rapid descent down a mountain.


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