DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry I2SL Working Group

Samy Ponnusamy, MilliporeSigma
Natalie O'Neil, Beyond Benign
Lynne Cooper, Facility Logix LLC
Glenn Friendman, Taylor Engineering

The purpose of the I2SL DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry Working Group is to promote awareness of Green Chemistry and the DOZN tool of MilliporeSigma and what role they can play in furthering the planning, design, construction, and operation of energy-efficient and sustainable laboratories. The working group explores, promotes, and works to apply the DOZN tool when upgrading existing or building new lab facilities or developing new processes. The group is also collaborating with Beyond Benign to introduce the DOZN tool into academic and research settings.

I2SLís DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry Working Group is a cross-section of industry professionals, including architects, academics, non-profit and industry representatives, lab planners, designers, and engineers. The group created a survey on the Trends in Green Chemistry and hosted a free webinar, Panel Discussion: DOZN/Green Chemistry and the Future for Sustainable Labs, during which panelists from a variety of industry backgrounds discussed the growth in Green Chemistry and the potential value of the DOZN Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording here or download the PowerPoint Presentation. Monthly working group meetings are underway, but it is not too late to get involved or to share the I2SL Trends in Green Chemistry online survey with your networks to advance the group's work in the field.

Join us as we present about the growth in Green Chemistry in academia and industry, give a short demo of the DOZN Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator, share our current survey results on trends in Green Chemistry, and learn how the DOZN tool and Green Chemistry can play in furthering planning, design, construction, and operation of energy-efficient and sustainable laboratories.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the growth in Green Chemistry in academia and industry;
  • Preview a demo and discuss the potential value of the DOZN Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator—created by MilliporeSigma—in planning, designing, constructing, and operating energy-efficient and sustainable labs;
  • Share current survey results on how the community gauges the potential of green chemistry to influence decisions in the lab;
  • Engage participants in sharing and completing the I2SL Trends in Green Chemistry online survey; and
  • Learn how to get involved in the I2SL DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry Working Group.

Biography:

Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy is the lead of the DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry Working Group. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Madras (India) in 1982 in Polymer Chemistry and postdoctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1983-87). In 1988, he joined Sigma-Aldrich as an R&D Scientist and worked on many high-value projects in various capacities. Currently, Samy is the Fellow and Global Manager for Green Chemistry at MilliporeSigma (A business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), leading the Green Chemistry Initiatives.

Natalie OíNeil is the Beyond Benign contact for the DOZN Tool for Green Chemistry Working Group. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University at Albany in 2017 after graduating with her Bachelorís degree in Forensic Chemistry from Western New England University. During her graduate studies, she felt that the topics of sustainability, toxicology, and environmental hazards were missing from the traditional graduate chemistry curriculum. Therefore, she pursued additional training in the field and is now the Director of Higher Education for Beyond Benign promoting Green Chemistry education globally.

Lynne Cooper is a project principal at Facility Logix on a mission to help teams and clients use out-of-the-box thinking to solve complex real estate problems through keeping at the forefront of trends in this quickly changing marketplace of biotechnology, regulatory, and construction. She is actively involved in innovative thinking, green building, and is a Fitwel Ambassador and My Green Lab Ambassador.

Glenn Friedman is a registered Mechanical Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He has over 38 years of commercial and industrial HVAC system design experience and is an authority on the design/build process for HVAC and energy management & control systems. His HVAC experience ranges from high-tech green buildings to high end custom residential, including creative energy efficiency work, laboratories, data centers, radiant and evaporative cooling systems, and LEED projects.

 

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