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The 2013 I2SL Annual Conference remains the country’s premier educational and networking opportunity
for those who design, build, own, and operate sustainable laboratories and other high-tech buildings.
Learn more at: www.i2sl.org/conference/2013.html.
September 24–26, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
The Labs21 Annual Conference is now the
2013 I2SL Annual Conference
Premier training and exposition for
high-tech facility professionals Make plans to attend the 2013 I2SL Annual Conference, an event where
designers, builders, and operators of sustainable laboratories and other high-
technology facilities gather to share the latest industry developments and
lessons learned. This year, join us in Minneapolis, one of the greenest cities in
Enhance your experience with pre-conference training sessions that range
from providing a basic overview of sustainable laboratory concepts to an
in-depth exploration of the latest technologies.
Explore sustainable design firsthand with a tour at the University of
Minnesota Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building and Wallin Medical
Biosciences Building or the new Physics and Nanotechnology Building.
Reserve a booth in the Technology and Services Fair while space is available
so you can introduce your technologies, systems, and services to this niche
group of potential customers.
Become a conference sponsor to draw the attention of more than 330
organizations expected to be represented at the 2013 I2SL Annual Conference.
Sponsorship opportunities start at just $500.
Double Your Laboratory Sustainability
Knowledge in the Twin Cities
building’s energy efficiency and sustainability
1. Natural light optimization: Lab and office
spaces have large windows facing due north
to leverage natural light, and south-facing
offices have external sunshades calibrated
to provide ample daylight while minimizing
heat and glare.
2. Zoned cooling: All areas of the 100,000-sf
space include air-conditioning zoning, a
strategy that reduces air-conditioning loads
to make the system more energy efficient.
3. Energy recovery: Mechanical systems
feature state-of-the-art energy-recovery
wheels to capture useable energy from the
4. Smart reuse: Recycling moisture removed in
the dehumidification process contributes to
the building’s cooling system.
5. Green scenery: Landscaping is based on
drought-tolerant native species, with irriga-
research: new Max Planck
Institute combines scientific
and sustainability goals
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tion provided by a municipal-reclaimed
The project team collaborated with Max
Planck’s leadership to ensure that the sustainability measures would enhance, rather than
hinder, the Institute’s mission of conducting
leading-edge neuroscience research. USGBC’s
LEED and U.S. DOE criteria were considered
from the start of the design process and were
reflected throughout all stages of development
and construction, and continue to impact the
LEED-accredited professionals employed by
the primary project team focused on sustainability in the design of infrastructure systems
such as HVAC and lighting, the selection of
equipment and construction materials and in
the construction process itself.
At the end of construction, the team conducted a commissioning process to ensure
that all systems operated as efficiently as their
specifications indicated they should, and that
systems interacted with one another to achieve
maximum overall efficiency.
In addition to its sustainable features,
advanced construction strategies for the Max
Planck Florida Institute protect such sensi-
tive tools as the electron microscope—which
requires the most precise calibration levels
imaginable—with robust stabilizing materials
that reduce the vibration or turbulence from
factors like elevators, air conditioning, passing
cars and even wind and airplanes overhead.
The building structure provides high levels of
stiffness and vibration isolation to enable sen-
sitive imaging technologies, and is flexible to
accommodate an evolving research mission.
As the life sciences sector continues to face
increasing pressure to control operational costs,
yet make scientific breakthroughs, design and
development of sustainable facilities that minimize life-cycle costs, enhance research capabilities and help attract top R&D talent are becoming the norm. The Max Planck Florida Institute
for Neuroscience serves as an example for other
state-of-the-art research facilities seeking to
achieve these goals.
Ian Leveroni is a senior project manager at
Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional
services firm specializing in real estate. Jones
Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services
(PDS) group has expertise in occupancy planning, relocation and build-out, multisite program
management, ground-up construction and
complex redevelopments. The company also has a
dedicated team of life sciences real estate experts.