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Meet Our Speakers

A Global View on
Laboratory Sustainability

Monday, April 15

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT

Labs2Zero Program Update

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Gordon is the President of I2SL

and the inventor of many important, widely applied technologies that have had a significant impact on lab sustainability and energy efficiency such as sash sensing VAV fume hood and laboratory airflow controls, the electronic venturi airflow valve, and demand based control of lab ventilation.

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Alison is a former research astrophysicist who is dedicated to saving our home planet by bringing energy efficiency to lab buildings. Alison has worked in both consulting and lab owner’s roles and serves as Secretary of the I2SL Board of Directors. She was a 2018 recipient of the I2SL Go Beyond Award.

Opening Keynote Address: Smart Labs—Energy Efficiency Across the Campus and Across the World 

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Wendell is an Associate Chancellor who leads UC Irvine’s sustainability program; which is recognized by EPA’s Environmental Leadership Achievement and Climate Leadership Awards; Sierra Magazine’s Top 10 Greenest Campuses; an AASHE STARS Platinum rating; 21 LEED Platinum awards; and was the first to attain the Better Buildings Challenge.

Wendell Brase

University of California Irvine

Tuesday, April 16

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

SLCan Opening Remarks

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John is one of RWDI’s most experienced consultants, with over 35 years delivering high-performance buildings and more than 1,500 lab projects in North America. He is President of the SLCan National Board, Secretary of the SLCan Toronto Chapter, I2SL member, and a WELL Accredited Professional.

Applying Ancient Knowledge: The Path Towards Better Collaboration and Sustainable Design Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing

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Barb Martin is the Senior Partner

in Han Martin Associates, a majority Indigenous-led consulting company that was formed in 1995. She has over 30 years of experience working in Indigenous, women’s, equity, and organizational development issues. Barb is Mi’kmaq and originally from the Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation in northeastern New Brunswick.

Barb Martin

Han Martin Associates

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Award-Winning Sustainable Design

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Senior Vice President and Principal

of van Zelm since 1993, Dave has over 30 years of experience designing and planning high-efficiency, sustainable academic facilities and implementing campus energy conservation measures for colleges and universities. Among his areas of specialty are high-performance laboratory facility design, net zero design, and carbon neutrality.

Dave Madigan

Van Zelm Engineers

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Peter Herman, AIA, a Principal and Creative Director at Ellenzweig, joined the firm in 2007 and has 30 years of architectural design experience with a focus on science and engineering facilities. Peter has completed projects for institutions that include Brown University, Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Vermont, and Stony Brook University.

Peter Herman

Ellenzweig

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Erik is a partner with Behnisch Architekten’s Boston office, where he leads in digital design and Building Information Modeling. Prior to joining Behnisch in 2012, Erik specialized in design/build and fabrication. He directs multidisciplinary teams and is actively involved in systems integration, digital workflows, and optimizing the interfaces between design and realization of projects.

Erik Hegre

Behnisch Architekten

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As IMEG’s National Director of Science and Technology, Brandon works with clients in educational, government, and private corporate markets. He has extensive experience with a broad variety of systems and an in-depth understanding of energy modeling and sustainable solutions.

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Kevin Marshall is lead technical architect at IDS, where he works closely with other disciplines to develop projects. Throughout his career, Kevin has worked on a wide variety of projects but has mostly focused on the higher education market. He has been an active participant in the AIA Michigan Mentoring program for many years.

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT

Canadian Decarbonization Trends and Case Studies

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With over 25 years of experience

and a strong background in Science & Technology, Vladimir has been involved in project management, design, specification, construction, energy analysis and controls of building systems such as HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection. He is a Certified Energy Manager with Association of Energy Engineers and LEED AP BD+C professional.

Vladimir Lazov

Sustainable Labs Canada

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Mrigesh Roy, CEM, CEA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, RESET AP, BEMP, has over 12 years of experience in sustainable and high‐performance building design using advanced computation methods. He has been part of teams for many high-profile sustainability projects that are LEED Gold or Platinum certified.

Mrigesh Roy

Crossey Engineering

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Kevin Shea is a Principal with

Introba in Vancouver leading the Science and Technology sector in Canada. With a background in mechanical engineering and more than 15 years experience, Kevin is passionate about laboratory design and creating healthy and efficient buildings to support exciting research and manufacturing.

Kevin Shea

Sustainable Labs Canada

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Julia Beresford is a senior environmental specialist with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on the Greening and Climate Action teams. She provides advice and guidance on major projects and runs climate risk and vulnerability studies to help guide PSPC Asset Management Plans.

Julia Beresford

Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Sarah Low, RIBA, LEED AP, has extensive experience in academic and institutional projects, and projects with a strong sustainable design component, targeting LEED Gold and Platinum, net-zero energy, Living Building Challenge, mass timber, and urban agriculture. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Sarah Low

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Wednesday, April 17

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Reducing Carbon Emissions in European Labs

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Nikolai is the research and development energy manager for Sanofi in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to that, he as a project engineer in nuclear decommissioning and wastewater treatment systems for both AREVA and RWE Nukem in Germany and a project engineer for ThyssenKrupp Turbine Components.

Nikolai Schetz

Sanofi Aventis

Frankfurt, Germany

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Mario is an engineer with Johnson and Johnson with global responsibility for  HVAC, cleanrooms, and lab ventilation. His experience includes HVAC system design, commissioning, lifecycle cost and energy analysis for labs and pharmaceutical production. He is also a LEED AP, a member of the technical committee of the Belgian Cleanroom Workgroup, and board member of EGNATON.  

Mario Don Porto Carero

Johnson & Johnson

Beerse, Belgium

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An architect since 1998, since 2003, Miguel has been a laboratory designer, completing more than 75 specialized projects in scientific buildings, laboratories, pharmaceutical production units, animal facilities, cleanrooms, and healthcare. He is a Board member of EGNATON, European Association for Sustainable Laboratories.

Miguel Antunes Pinto

Pharma Arquitetos

Gondomar, Portugal

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Canadian Green Labs Panel

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Kimberly is the Sustainability

Officer at McGill Office of Sustainability focused on the integration of environmentally responsible practices in laboratories. Her background is conservation and applied research, and she has experience in project and program management.

Kimberly John

McGill University

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Bio coming soon.

Dr. Reini Kappelhoff

University of British Columbia

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Ray is the Energy Manager at Dalhousie University. He previously worked as an energy efficiency specialist in the commercial sector and is a profession engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and Measurement and Verification Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers.

Ray Carrigan

Dalhousie University

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Bud Fraser is currently managing

the UBC Sustainability Planning and Engagement team, where he works with business units and stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability and resource conservation plans and has project managed Zero Waste Action Plans, a Water Action Plan, and the Climate Action Plan.

Bud Fraser

University of British Columbia

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Alexa, a Sustainability Manager in

the Dalhousie University Office of Sustainability and a teaching associate in the College of Sustainability & Marine Affairs Program, is a dedicated manager, educator, sustainability and equity, diversity, and inclusion advocate.

Alexa Goodman

Dalhousie University

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Christina Greever-Wilson has been

in the laboratory sustainability field since 2015, first at the University of Colorado Boulder and since 2019 with My Green Lab. As a Senior Programs Manager, she leads the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge and supports My Green Lab Certification. She earned an Emerging Leaders Award from I2SL in 2022.

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT

Decarbonization and Space Optimization

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Isabel leads LPA’s laboratory

planning practice, helping create innovative research and development facilities for corporate, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. She works with laboratory managers and scientists to create high-performance laboratories that are inspiring, sustainable, functional and safe. 

Isabel Mandujano

LPA Design Studios

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Michael focuses on identifying contamination/pollution and coming up with appropriate management strategies. This career path allows him to leverage his Sustainability Management/Biology academic background. Michael is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Paraguay.

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Harshda leads LPA’s structural engineering practice in San Diego, spearheading major civic, education, life science and biotech projects. She uses her technical expertise and experience to help develop innovative and efficient structural strategies that support larger project goals. 

Harshda Prasad

LPA Design Studios

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As Director of Planning and

Facilities, Suzann provides guidance and oversite of approximately 1.4 million assignable square feet for the School of Medicine, with a primary focus on research and office space. She is responsible for project oversight, space utilization, and strategic planning. Suzann joined CU Anschutz in June of 2012 as a Project Manager with Facilities

Management.

Suzann Staal

CU Anschutz

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Shannon is a Sustainability Analyst

at Los Alamos National Laboratory focused on greenhouse emission reductions including fugitive emissions and Scope 3 along with net-zero planning.

Shannon Blair

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Ethan joined CU Denver/Anschutz

in October 2010 and is Director of Environmental Health & Safety overseeing a department of 30 professionals across five divisions. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Army (retiring in 2023 from the Army Reserves at the rank of Colonel) and was an Associate Professor in the CU Department of Medicine.

Ethan Carter

CU Anschutz

Thursday, April 18

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

U.S. Green Labs Leaders

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Star is the Green Labs Program Manager at the University of Georgia and is dedicated to making the research enterprise more sustainable and more equitable. She is on the I2SL Board, a founding Vice President of I2SL's Georgia Chapter, and a Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium Fellow.

Star Scott

University of Georgia

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Nick is the sustainability

coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he started the green labs program in 2015. Nick works to reduce electricity consumption, waste generation, and water usage campus-wide and has recently focused on composting and autoclave intensity at UAB.

Nick Ciancio

University of Alabama-Birmingham

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Lindsey is the Green Labs

Coordinator at The University of Texas at Austin where she has overseen the Green Labs program for the past four years. She has background in Geosciences and Environmental Studies with a focus on research and working in the Environmental Health and Safety group.

Lindsey Yazbek

University of Texas, Austin

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Nena is Associate Director of Environmental Programs in the EHS department at The University of Texas at Austin. She oversees the Hazardous Materials group, the Environmental Operations group, Green Labs, and the EHS On-Call program. She has over 25 years of experience as an EHS professional.

Nena Anderson

University of Texas, Austin

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Ventilation, Heat Recovery, and System Optimization

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Michael founded Western

Mechanical Solutions (WMS) to focus on minimizing the energy use of buildings through innovative application of engineering. WMS represents various energy recovery products. Michael has been actively involved with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and

Air-Conditioning Engineers

since 1996.

Mike Fulton

Western Mechanical Solutions, LLC

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Dan is CEO and President of

Aircuity. He has over 25 years of expertise across a wide variety of vertical markets and disciplines in commercial and light industrial building markets. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Villanova University.

Dan Diehl

Aircuity

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Paul Fuson is a National Business Development Manager of Life Science for Siemens Smart Infrastructure. With more than 39 years of experience in building controls and developing and delivering safe ventilation control solutions for critical environments, Paul manages sales and business development efforts across North America.  

Paul Fuson

Siemens

Friday, April 19

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Decarbonization Trends and I2SL Growth in the UK

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Tracy is a Regional Director at AECOM who leads the Building Engineering Science Sector, where she is responsible for the strategic delivery and quality assurance of multi-disciplinary engineering projects across the government, higher education, pharma and commercial industries.

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As Managing Partner, Phil leads growth and direction and is Partner lead for Science and Technology and Education sectors. He has extensive experience leading wide-ranging multidisciplinary design teams on complex projects from small laboratory refurbishments to large scale masterplans and new state-of-the-art research facilities.

Phil Macdonald

Oberlanders Architects

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Nick is a Regional Director for Oberlanders Architects, specializing in lab planning and strategic scientific end-user engagements within the sciences, innovation, and technology sectors. He is of the co-founding members of the Constructing Science Consortium and supports I2SL in the UK and the efforts European Cancer Community Foundation.

Nick Jones

Oberlanders Architects

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Tes is an experienced Project Manager with a multi-disciplinary technical background and significant experience in technically challenging projects in the Science, Technology, and Manufacturing buildings. He is a founding member of Constructing Science, the UK's leading consortium of expertise in Life Sciences.

Tes Adamou

EEDN

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Ioannis is an Associate Director at Atelier Ten specialising in Engineering and Environmental Design Consultancy. He teaches environmental design and sustainability at various universities in and around London and is an expert in simulation-supported design processes (energy, comfort, and embodied carbon).

Ioannis Rizos

Atelier Ten

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