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January 8-10, 2001
Washington, DC

As in previous years, the Labs21 conference included plenary and panel sessions to discuss ways in which successful strategies and technologies are being implemented to improve the energy efficiency and environmental performance of laboratories. This was a paperless conference.

Also, be sure to view the agenda for the international session.

Labs21 2001 Annual Conference
Final Agenda

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Morning Plenary
Welcome and Logistics
Bucky Green, Chief, Sustainable Facilities Practices Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

8:35 AM

Update on Labs21 Program & Conference Review
Rich Lemley, Director, Facilities Management & Services Division, U.S. EPA

8:50 AM

Federal Perspective on Improved Laboratory Performance
Beth Shearer, Director, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy

9:00 AM

Restoring Our Nation's Energy Vitality
David Garman, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

9:15 AM

Keynote Address
Challenges of Implementing Long-Term Industrial Energy Productivity

Peter Garforth, Owens Corning

10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session A-1

Introduction to High Performance Laboratories
Moderator: Will Lintner, DOE

Victor Neuman, Tek-Air Systems
Joe Phillips, CUH2A, Inc.

Session A-2

Tools for Energy-Efficient Research Laboratories
Moderator: Phil Wirdzek, EPA

John Varley, Sear Brown
Geoffrey Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

11:30 AM


1:00 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session B-1

Measuring Laboratory Operations
Moderator: Dale Sartor, LBNL

Sensor Selection By Design
Marc Portnoff, Carnegie Mellon University

Dynamics of Laboratory Energy Use: Understanding Power, Fume Hood and HVAC Utility Diversities in Building Design and Operation
Martin Wendel and J. Patrick Carpenter, Kling Lindquist

Measuring Laboratory Operations at Sandia: 21st Century Lab, One Year Later
Ralph Wrons, Sandia National Laboratories

Session B-2

Case Studies
Moderator: Frank Kutlak, NIH

The EPA's New England Regional Lab: It's Done, But How Did We Do It?
Jeffrey Dewey, Acquest Development

Utility Consumption Reduction in a Large Biomedical Research Laboratory: A Case Study
Anand Seth and Teerachai Srisirikul, Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc. & Massachusetts General Hospital

Energy Conservation: The Next Big Gold Rush. Find Out Where to Stake the Best Claims
James Walker, P.E., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session C-1

Risk Management in the Operations & Maintenance of Laboratory Facilities
Moderator: Warren Wilson, Intersol Limited

Risk Management in the Design and Construction of a High Containment Laboratory Facility
Alec Reichert, Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

Operation and Maintenance of a High Containment Laboratory Facility
Gilles Tremblay and Les Wittmeier, Canadian Science Centre for Human & Animal Health

An Owner's Perspective of Laboratory Operations and Maintenance
Scott Maynard, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Session C-2

Green Laboratory Design & Retrofits I
Moderator: William O'Dell, HOK, Inc.

Sustainable Design for Laboratories: Balancing Environmental & Energy Issues with Health & Safety Concerns
Don Posson, Kling Lindquist

Designing Energy Efficient Laboratories
Richard Price, Perkins & Will

Integrated Architectural & Engineering Methodology for Sustainable Design in Research Facilities
Joseph Ferraro, AIA, Ferraro Choi & Associatesand John Fyfe, MIE Aust, Lincolne Scott & Kohloss, Inc.

4:30 PM


5:30-7:30 PM

Reception at the Hotel Washington
All are invited

(Reception will also recognize Labs21 Supporters)

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Morning Plenary

Session D-1

Exhaust & Ventilation I: Fume Hoods
Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Optimize Airflow & Energy Conservation in Laboratory Hoods & Vented Enclosures
Alexy Kolesnikov and Ray Ryan, Flow Sciences, Inc.
Douglas Walters, KCP, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Laboratory Fume Hood Energy Conservation Project
Marc Estra, P.E., Bristol-Myers Squibb

Advanced Fume Hood Design
Victor Neuman, Tek-Air Systems

Session D-2

Laboratory Controls & Automation
Moderator: Peter Gardner, Torcon

Owners of VAV Laboratory Control Air Flow Systems Complain They Are Not Achieving the Anticipated Energy Savings: How To Get The Savings Back on Track
Ken Kolkebeck, Facility Diagnostics

Analysis of Post Installation System Performance for EPA ESPC Lab Retrofit
Tim Kehrli, TLK Consulting

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Morning Plenary

Power Generation and Distribution Support
Steven Hauser, Battelle

10:30 AM

Labs21 Pilot Partner Recognition Ceremony

11:30 AM

Lunch (on own)

1:00 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session E-1

Moderator: Geoffrey Bell, LBNL

Energy-Efficient Laboratories: Realizing Performance Benefits Through Commissioning
Tom Vannatta, E-Cube, Inc.

Developing & Implementing A Laboratory Ventilation Management Program
Tom Smith, Exposure Control Technologies

Collaborative Laboratory Commissioning and Sustaining the Optimal Building
E. Lon Brightbill, Facility Dynamics

Session E-2

Exhaust & Ventilation II: Air Flow
Moderator: J. Patrick Carpenter, Kling Lindquist

Variable Velocity Exhaust Stacks
Jon Romig, Payette Associates
Bill Smeaton, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc.

Assessing the Re-entry of Laboratory Pollutants Into the Indoor Environment–Analytical, Computational Fluid Dynamics or Wind-Tunnel Modeling?
Ron Petersen, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

How Low Can You Go? Low Pressure Drop Design In Practice
John Weale, Rumsey Engineering

2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions II

Session F-1

Emissions Tracking & Mitigation Strategies
Moderator: Anna Garcia, Center for Energy & Climate Solutions (NREL)

Opportunities for Laboratory Participation in Emissions Credit Trading
Anna Garcia,
Center for Energy & Climate Solutions (NREL)

DuPont's Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Initiative
Ed Mongan,

ERC's and Performance Contracting
Elizabeth Exter, LBNL

Session F-2

Labs21 Centers of Excellence
Moderator: Kath Williams, U.S. Green Building Council

Session F-3

Reduced-Maintenance Laboratory Facilities
Moderator: Otto Van Geet, NREL

Maximizing Energy Performance in Reduced-Maintenance R&D Facilities
Mark Maguire, Kling-Lindquist

Creating Renewable Assets: Towards Sustainability--The Intelligent Workplace, The Building as Power Plant at Carnegie Mellon University
Volker Hartkopf, Carnegie Mellon University

4:00 PM


4:30 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions III

Session G-1

Teaching Laboratory Roundtable
Moderator: Dale Sartor, LBNL

Session G-2

Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Laboratory Roundtable
Moderator: Jim Ricigliano, PWI Energy

Session G-3

Computers & Electronics Laboratory Roundtable
Moderator: Patrick Carpenter, Kling-Lindquist

6:00 PM


Thursday, January 10, 2002

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions

Session H-1

Future Views
Moderator: Sandra Mendler, HOK, Inc.

Changing the Conversation: Capitalizing on Current Opportunities to Make Sustainable Design the New Standard of Practice
Joseph Weiss, CUH2A, Inc.

Overcoming Perceived Risk: The Great Challenge to Building "Sustainable" Laboratories
Charlotte Matthews and Arlen Li, Payette Associates

Anticipating Changing Energy Markets in Laboratory Facility Design
Jonathan Friedan, Ballinger

Session H-2

Considering the Laboratory's Lifecycle
Moderator: Nancy Carlisle, NREL

The Workstage Building Concept
E. Gerry Dudley, CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh and Brad Huber, Workstage

Time to Market—How to Build 30,000 Square Feet of R&D Space in 180 Days (And Live to Tell About It): A Case Study of Alpha Vax Human Vaccines, Inc.
Jeffrey Schantz, Lord Aeck Sargent

Reducing Environmental Risk Associated with Laboratory Decommissioning
Renee Dufault, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Morning Parallel Sessions II

Session I-1

Case Studies
Moderator: Trevor Moody, CSIRO Australia

Science & Technology Facility: A Case Study for Energy Efficient & Sustainable Design (National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Golden, Colorado)
Trevor Calarco and John Priebe, Abo Copeland Architecture, Inc.

Sustainable Laboratory Design for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's (STRI) Marine Biology Laboratory in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Colin Cathcart and Clare Miflin, Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Forestry Laboratory in the Netherlands
Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch, Behnisch, and Partner

Session I-2

Energy Benchmarking
Moderator: Joe Loper, Alliance to Save Energy

Performance Metrics for the National Benchmarking Data Base
Dale Sartor, P.E., LBNL

Preview of User Interface to National Benchmarking Database
Satish Kumar, LBNL

Using Real Life Energy Benchmarks in Planning for a New University Campus
Karl Brown, California Institute for Energy Efficiency

The Results Are In: Benchmarking Study of Energy Intensive Cleanrooms
Bill Tschudi, P.E., LBNL

11:30 AM

Lunch (on own)

1:00 PM

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session J-1

On-Site and Alternative Energy Resources
Moderator: Eric Oliver, EMO Energy Solutions

Integrated Laboratory Energy Systems: Emerging Methods in Laboratory Energy Production, Recovery, & Distribution
S. Faruq Ahmed, P.E., NSPE, and Tom Donoghue, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates

Combined Heat & Power & Energy Recovery Equipment Configurations for Laboratories Utilizing Cogeneration
Gregory Dobbs, United Technologies

Session J-2

Energy Recovery
Moderator: Malcolm Verdict, Alliance to Save Energy

Advancements in Air-to-Air Energy Recovery in Labs
Keith Cockerham, P.E., Ewing Cole Cherry Brott

Experiences in the Design of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) for Laboratory Application
Tim Lee, PWGSC

2:00 PM


2:30 PM

Afternoon Plenary Session

Environmental Performance Criteria for Labs21
Moderator: Dale Sartor, LBNL

4:00 PM


4:15 PM

"Roll Up Your Sleeves-Lab Plan Critique and Discussion"
Conference attendees bring their design plans for an informal critique and review by leading design experts and other attendees.

5:30 PM



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