I2SL Conference

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, or I²SL, is devoted to the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation. Through worldwide partnerships and the exchange of technical expertise, I2SL works to encourage the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace of science, medicine, research, and development in an ever-changing and dynamic environment.


The I²SL Annual Conference

The time has come for the 2017 I2SL Annual Conference! Each year, the event highlights recent advancements in laboratory efficiency and performance and provides attendees with a unique forum for information exchange and education. There will be workshops, technical presentations, symposia, roundtable discussions, exhibits, and local tours highlighting the latest in sustainable laboratory, data center, hospital, and related high-tech facility innovations. This is a great opportunity for you to attend the leading international conference and meet with owners, EH&S officials, facility managers, designers, and engineers from all around the world!

This year’s annual conference will be held from October 15-18, 2017 in Boston, MA, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. See a full lineup of each session offered this year at the I2SL Annual Conference here, along with a floor plan to help you get around during the show.


Boston Marriott Copley Place

The Boston Marriott Copley Place will host the 2017 Annual I²SL Conference.


Register for the conference and save the dates so you don’t miss out on all this year’s event has to offer! And, make sure when you book your stay at the Boston Marriott Copley Place you mention the I²SL Conference to receive the correct rate.


Aircuity at the 2017 I²SL Annual Conference

Our manufacturer of sensing technology for IAQ and Demand Controlled Ventilation, Aircuity, will be exhibiting this year at booth #25, showcasing their products and offering an opportunity to meet their leading engineers. This is a great chance to network with industry professionals while also learning about Aircuity, a leader in sustainable energy efficiency.

But wait, there’s more! Aircuity is also offering some great programming and networking events in conjunction with this conference that you won’t want to miss. See the details of each event below…


Aircuity Cocktails by the Fire

fireside cocktails

Where: Post 390 Restaurant; 406 Stuart Street in Boston (0.3 miles from the hotel)

When: Tuesday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30 PM

 Learn more about the company and its leaders, or just relax with some great food and drinks. Join Aircuity for cocktails and appetizers by the fire for a fun, relaxing, and informative evening!


Aircuity Open Houses

aircuity headquarters

Where: 55 Chapel Street Newton, MA (Aircuity is a 20-minute ride from the hotel)

When:  Sunday, October 15th 3:00 – 5:00 PM (Catch the second half of the Patriots game along with drinks and appetizers)


Wednesday, October 18th 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Tours and snacks)

Take advantage of Aircuity’s convenient location close-by to the conference. Enjoy refreshments and networking while getting the chance to tour their headquarters!


Both events require a RSVP, so please contact our Boston Aircuity rep, Cheryl McIntosh, if you are interested in attending. Cheryl and Tom Proietti will be attending the conference along with these Aircuity networking events and would love to see you there! If you stop by Aircuity’s booth during the conference or RSVP for one of the above events with Cheryl, you will be entered into our raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the restaurant of your choice!


Meet Aircuity’s Founder

During the I²SL Conference, you will also have the opportunity to meet and learn from the founder of Aircuity, Gordon Sharp! With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, he holds more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls. Sharp’s recently published article, “Reducing Laboratory Building Energy Use”, addresses the challenges of reducing facility energy use while also meeting air ventilation demands.


Gordon Sharp

Gordon Sharp, founder of Aircuity.


Sharp is currently the vice president of the Board of Directors of I2SL, the nonprofit foundation that hosts the I2SL Annual Conference. This year, he will be hosting a pre-conference training session, Evaluate the Savings and Return on Investment (ROI) of Laboratory Energy Savings Strategies, on Sunday, October 15th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best! Contact Cheryl if you are interested in attending this informative pre-conference event.


M.K. Plastics at the 2017 I²SL Annual Conference

M.K. Plastics, our corrosion-resistant exhaust systems manufacturer is also exhibiting and presenting during the show. We invite you to visit them at booth #21. We recommend visiting them on Monday, October 16th at 12:30 PM when a special presentation will be given by Doug Ross. This technical session will discuss the appropriate method for venting perchloric acid fume hoods and the following topic will be covered during the session:

  • Fume Hood requirements as per ACGIH Guidelines
  • Ductwork Design as per NFPA 45 standard & ACGIH Guidelines
  • Exhaust Fan Design as per CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety. 4th Edition, 1995 & ACGIH Guidelines

If you are unable to attend the technical session please feel free to visit their booth and introduce yourself to Doug he will be happy to discuss the topic with you in detail. M.K. Plastics will also have an operational twin AxiJet High Plume Exhaust fan in operation demonstrating their Lead Lag program and the fan control aspects we are able to achieve.


Phoenix Controls at the 2017 I²SL Annual Conference

Our critical airflow control systems manufacturer, Phoenix Controls, will also be exhibiting during this year’s show. They will be located two booths down from Aircuity at booth #27. Make sure to take some time and stop by their booth to hear about the airflow control solutions they have for research environments, wet labs, life science facilities and more!



If you are interested in sustainable energy for laboratories and related facilities and want to learn from some experts at the leading international conference, then make sure you register for the 2017 I²SL Annual Conference. We encourage you to attend and stop by Aircuity’s booth #25 and Phoenix Controls’ booth #27. For more information on Aircuity or our other manufacturers we represent, visit our website. You can also reach out to us with any questions about the I²SL Annual Conference. We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

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