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Smart Labs Toolkit

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), I2SL is hosting the Smart Labs Toolkit. This free, online resource provides a step-by-step guide to assist laboratory owners and users when implementing their own Smart Labs program. The toolkit identifies four main phases (plan, assess, optimize, and manage) to help increase sustainability, efficiency, and safety in laboratories and related high-tech facilities. The phases and tasks laid out in the toolkit can be undertaken to mitigate risk, reduce waste, and provide safe and productive workplaces.


Form a team comprised of lab stakeholders, profile buildings to rank opportunities and prioritize efforts, and then develop a strategic plan for cost-effective implementation.

What is a Smart Labs program, and why implement one? Learn more about how a Smart Labs program can benefit your organization.

Review the laboratory ventilation system and other building systems and develop a scope of work for optimizing systems.

Learn how to use the Smart Labs Toolkit when working on new construction projects.

Implement a lifecycle performance management plan to continue to achieve safe and efficient labs.

Learn how to effectively communicate with scientists and researchers and encourage them to adopt Smart Labs practices.

Check out additional resources to help you successfully implement a Smart Labs program.

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