I2SL Laboratory Resilience Guide: A Framework for Resilience in Research Facility Design and Operations

June 17, 2021
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Time


Join the authors for an overview of the new I2SL Laboratory Resilience Guide. The authors will describe key components of the guide, including: a high-level framework for resilience, applications for laboratories, planning and design considerations, a quick start checklist, and laboratory resilience case studies. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions - especially more case studies. Help us improve the resilience of laboratories world-wide!


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Instructor Biography

Lisa Churchill is a climate change expert, with a focus on the intersect of the built and natural environments. She started her career as a transportation planner before becoming interested in the carbon markets and, more recently, in alternative financing and investment options related to resilience. She leads climate adaptation projects for the public and private sectors, and has presented at the Pentagon and a Congressional Briefing on climate security and investments in resilient infrastructure. Her training as a paleontologist, with a focus on mass extinctions, has given her a unique perspective on the characteristics of resilient systems. Lisa has served as a faculty member for an executive-level course on Urban Resilience offered through MIT, is co-editing a book on climate change for design professionals (through ACEC), and a best practices guide for Resilient Labs (through I2SL). She has also led original research quantifying the financial and economic impacts of climate change at the city level which will be published by the Urban Land Institute later this summer.

Jacob Werner is a Senior Project Architect with Perkins & Will's Boston studio, specializing in laboratory design. Jacob is an advocate for sustainable design. He is a LEED AP, WELL AP, Passivehouse Consultant, and ILFI Ambassador. He is a leader in the I2SL New England chapter and the I2SL Lab Benchmarking Committee. Jacob has spoken extensively about both sustainability and laboratory design at Tradeline, I2SL, and BuildBoston. A natural teacher, he taught design at the Boston Architectural College.


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