Indianapolis to Host International Conference on Laboratory Sustainability

January 27, 2009

The sustainable building industry’s brightest minds will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) 2009 Annual Conference, September 22–24, 2009, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Labs21 Annual Conference provides a unique forum for architects, engineers, facility managers, builders, and laboratory owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable laboratories worldwide.  

Labs21 encourages laboratory professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of sustainable laboratories and other high-performance facility design, engineering, equipment, or operation to submit abstracts for the 2009 Call for Presenters. All applications are due by March 25, 2009. For more information on the Call for Presenters and to submit an abstract, visit the I2SL Web site

Labs21, a voluntary partnership program co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories. The conference is co-sponsored by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to teach, enable, and promote the development of sustainable high-technology facilities through partnerships and the exchange of information worldwide.  

Now in its 11th year, the Labs21 conference will once again feature a wide array of informative technical and poster sessions, a series of topic-specific half-day symposia, and the successful Technology and Services Fair showcasing a variety of innovative products and services from several dozen vendors. Conference attendees can also attend the second annual Go Beyond Awards luncheon, as well as optional pre-conference training workshops and tours of local, sustainable high-tech facilities.  

For more information on the Labs21 2009 Annual Conference, please visit the I2SL Web site or eht Labs21 Web site.