Hit Me With Your Best Shot: I2SL Best Practice Guides, PechaKucha Style

Rachel Romero, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Eager to learn as many best practices and strategies for achieving sustainable, high-performance laboratories as possible? The Smart Labs Pecha Kucha session is back with innovative content in an engaging format! This year's session brings you seven rapid-fire presentations featuring the new and improved I2SL Best Practice Guides. Leaders in the industry and authors of the guides will bring to the stage key strategies and takeaways you need to know to achieve high-performance, sustainable laboratories. Speakers will cover topics from laboratory benchmarking to resilience in laboratories. Attendees will walk away equipped with a wide variety of best practices learned within a short period.

Speakers include:

Learning Objectives

  • Understand best practices in lab management;
  • Learn how to benchmark lab buildings;
  • Understand laboratory centralized demand control ventilation; and
  • Learn about daylighting in labs.


Rachel Romero is an energy engineer and project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hope College and then received her master's degree in Building Systems Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her PE in 2014.


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