Dear I2SL Chapter Officers,
Looking for ways to engage chapter members in the national organization? Consider submitting a nomination for the 2019 Go Beyond Awards and sharing the attached Laboratory Benchmarking Tool flier with your constituents.
Do you know an officer or member who continually goes above and beyond when advancing lab sustainability or the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) community? Nominate an individual or project from one of your local laboratories and other high-tech facilities. The deadline to submit is June 28, 2019.
The 2019 Go Beyond winners will be announced during an awards luncheon at the 2019 I2SL Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Check out previous Go Beyond Award recipients here for ideas on what makes a winner. Last year, Alison Farmer of the Northern California Chapter was recognized for her contributions to lab benchmarking and the I2SL community.
Speaking of some of the great work Alison has done, check out the Lab Benchmarking Tool (LBT) created under her working group leadership! Smart lab owners, operators, managers, and designers can now use the new and improved LBT to compare their labs’ energy intensity with buildings that have similar functional requirements, climate zones, or heating and cooling systems. Attached is a flier that highlights how the tool can help improve a lab’s energy efficiency by showing how its energy use stacks up against similar facilities. Please print, post, or send the flier to your local contacts to encourage them to register today to start using the tool!
Thank you for all your hard work to make labs sustainable, and please encourage government agencies, nonprofits, and academic institutions in your area to register for I2SL group membership!
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Hannah Berman, ERG
I2SL Chapter Coordinator