SmithGroup at the 2020 Virtual I2SL Annual Conference

This October 5-7, SmithGroup will be participating in the 2020 Virtual I2SL Annual Conference. This year's conference theme is "Connected in our Commitment to Sustainable Laboratories." Register through the conference website and learn from our thought leaders at the sessions highlighted below. 


Tuesday, October 6 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET 
Developing the Lab Resilience Guide
With George Karidis
During this session the authors of the I2SL Laboratory Resilience Guide will share their framework for lab resilience, progress on the forthcoming guide and present several opportunities for attendees to contribute to the guide.

Tuesday, October 6 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET 
Electrification and Decarbonization of Research Facilities
With John McDonald and Katrina Kelly-Pitou
In order to meet aggressive decarbonization goals, electrification of our research facilities will need to be pursued in coordination with overall energy efficiency strategies.  This presentation will outline market drivers for electrification, existing and near-term technologies and explore case studies with a focus on both lessons learned and potential opportunities.

Wednesday, October 7 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM ET
Low-Energy Laboratory Design Fundamentals
With Rob Thompson
This session will give attendees a solid foundation in how to apply low-energy lab design strategies in the real world. In addition to understanding the outsized impact ventilation has on energy consumption in labs, the session will discuss the potential health and energy benefits of consolidating HVAC systems to serve both laboratories and offices.