Fall Featured Speakers Round-Up

Change is the inadvertent theme of our fall conference schedule. Speaking across the country, we are bringing a sharp focus to design innovation, talking about how old buildings and technologies can be reimagined, and planning for climate change.

Change is the inadvertent theme of our fall conference schedule. Speaking across the country, we are bringing a sharp focus to design innovation, talking about how old buildings and technologies can be re-imagined, and planning for climate change.

University of Florida Health: A Model of Sustainability for Complex Healthcare Environments

With 216 patient rooms and 15 ORs, the University of Florida Health’s new 540,000 square foot Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals incorporate a myriad of sustainable design and delivery strategies, including an onsite co-generation plant. Despite the inherent challenges associated with sustainable strategy implementation in complex healthcare environments, the project is the first 4-Green Globes certified healthcare project in the country. The speakers will thoroughly review the tools and strategies available for practical implementation of the Green Globes rating system.

John Chyz, Affiliated Engineers / Du Meyer, University of Florida Health Shands / Pat Spoden, Flad Architects
Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo / Tuesday, October 9 / 8:00 AM



The New Threat Environment for Critical Facilities

A frank discussion of the dangers facing all critical facilities, from cybersecurity to terrorism to workplace violence to natural disasters. The panel will share their experiences preparing for and responding to disruptions in critical environments, and will detail the preparedness levels necessary to ensure the safe operation of always-on buildings.

Sean Ahrens, Affiliated Engineers / Fred Cordy, Intelligent Buildings / John Rimer, Building Operation Management Magazine
Critical Facilities Summit / Sunday, October 14, 3:00 PM


Resilience Planning for Natural Hazards and Climate Change

Climate change has brought renewed focus on the importance of emergency planning.  A well-maintained emergency management plan combined with training can provide significant dividends in recovery and should be a staple in every organization. The speakers will discuss the tools and resources to create, manage, and test emergency planning to address the natural threats facing organizations.

Sean Ahrens, Affiliated Engineers / Jon Evenson, Triple E Safety Group, Inc.
Critical Facilities Summit / Monday, October 15, 2:15 pm


Dissecting the Anatomy of an Energy-Efficient Experiential Learning Space

10632_01_N42_highreslrgA discussion of the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy Building at High Point University focusing on the programmatic and functional requirements used in space planning for a gross anatomy teaching laboratory.

Greg Smithmyer, Affiliated Engineers / Lloyd Fisk, Research Facilities Design
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) / Monday, October 15, 11:00 AM


Life-Cycle Driven Master Planning: A Case Study of Repurposing Campus Buildings

This case study session examines the renovation and reuse of Mudd Hall at Northwestern Universityof, a historic building facing radical technological change. The presentation will examine sustainable redevelopment and applying high tech design to high tech research.

Rick Flock, Affiliated Engineers / Matt Garrett, Flad Architects
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) /  Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 PM




Remaking A Campus Gateway with A Sustainable Academic Research Facility

A discussion of Florida State University’s new seven-story Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science building. The presentation will highlight the unique challenges associated with the project, including program needs, sustainability, site constraints, and future adaptability.

Tyler Dykes, Affiliated Engineers / Jon Szczesniak, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) / Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 AM


Designing a Modern, Highly Efficient Research Laboratory: Applying Old Concepts to New Technology


This case study session of Arizona State University’s new Biodesign Institute Building C will review the recent acceptance of lower air change rates within research laboratories and how this change enables the application of variable volume control, including the effect on chilled beam system design.

Jeremy Barrette, Affiliated Engineers / Monica Perrin, Arizona State University
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) / Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 AM


Old Made New: Rethinking Run Around Loop Energy Recovery to Make it Cool in the Desert

Dive into how the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute Building C team enhanced the traditional run around loop energy recovery system to meet three major goals: generic and flexible workhorse laboratory facility, high level of sustainability, and a cost target less than recent facilities throughout Arizona. Their experience shows how the energy recovery enhancement can be leveraged to alleviate space and flexibility challenges, while significantly boosting energy performance on the airside and for the chilled beam hydronic cooling system.

Paul Erickson, Affiliated Engineers
International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) / Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 AM


Learning Opportunities in Research Expansion at the University of Kentucky

The speakers will explore a number of issues encountered in the planning and development of the University’s Kentucky research campus. Major areas of discussion will include the learning curve of the innovative foundation allowing building over a karst landscape, a 40,000 square foot green roof over a vivarium, and innovative solutions for irrigating the roof, all the while focusing on required energy efficient systems.

Scott Foster, Affiliated Engineers / Eli Griggs, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company / Alan Elgersma, Champlin Architecture
Association of University Research Parks (AURP) / Thursday, October 25, 11:30 AM

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