Create safer, more sustainable labs with advice from experts Matt Gudorf and Tom Smith

Create safer, more sustainable labs with advice from experts Matt Gudorf and Tom Smith

June 29

Northwestern University and the Windy City chapter of I2SL will sponsor a one-day seminar, "Operating a Smarter, Safer Lab," on August 9 in Chicago.

Lead speaker Matt Gudorf, Campus Energy Manager at The University of California at Irvine, will teach you how to emulate the Best Practices developed in the university's Smart Labs Initiative --a program that has been highly influential in encouraging greener operations in all types of laboratories, reducing resource usage without compromising safety.

Gudorf's tips will include important aspects of communication among Facilities Management, EH&S staff, and lab users. Co-speaker Tom Smith of Exposure Control Technologies will add expertise in how to manage risk and maintain high-performance laboratory fume hoods and ventilation systems. Six Continuing Education Credits are available.The seminar fee includes refreshments and lunch.

Topics include:

  • Smart Labs Program Overview
  • Smart Lab Design
  • Lab Ventilation Risk Assessment
  • Specifying Minimum Airflow Rates
  • Optimizing Laboratory Hoods and Mechanical Systems
  • Improving Lab Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Implementing Demand-Controlled Ventilation 
  • Optimizing Exhaust Stack Discharge Velocity
  • Monitoring Performance and Verifying Energy Savings
  • Lab Ventilation Management Program

The program will be held on August 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Northwestern's Rubloff Building on the downtown Chicago campus

The fee for this special event, payable at the door by credit card, cash, or check, is $150 for I2SL members and $400 for non-members. Special pricing for laboratory owners and users is $75 for I2SL members and $200 for non-members. (Save by joining I2SL National for $185 today.)

Don't miss this rare chance to hear these compelling speakers. Click here for a flyer providing gives all the details;please share it with anyone seeking insight into principles for sustainable lab design, construction, and operations.