Punit Jain Talks Sustainable Laboratory Design Solutions at I²SL Chicago Event
CannonDesign’s Chicago office will host an International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL) event focusing on sustainable laboratory design outcomes at Yale University’s Sterling Chemistry Lab and Eckerd College’s James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences. CannonDesign’s Punit Jain, AIA, LEED Fellow and Laura Reiser Wetzel, Ph.D., Professor of Marine Science & Geosciences at Eckerd College will be the speakers for the evening. This event is open to anyone interested in sustainable and innovative lab design solutions.
When: August 4, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: CannonDesign, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago IL 60601
Cost: I²SL Members – Free Non-Members – $10 (Cash or Check)
Email: email@example.com to register
Revolutionizing Lab Renovation
Higher education facilities around the US are facing the challenge of aging labs inside existing buildings—some with historical value and importance to the campus fabric. Yale University’s Sterling Chemistry Lab is undergoing a major transformation while preserving the exterior architecture of the historic building. In a bold approach to sustainability and preservation, the design solution carves out the old building interior, inserts state-of-the-art chemistry and biology labs and marries the new science environment with the existing building shell.
Thinking Outside the Box to Achieve LEED Platinum
It takes more than the “norm” to achieve LEED Platinum. Hear about some truly innovative sustainable solutions with measurable outcomes utilized in Eckerd College’s James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences including a unique air-conditioning system, which capitalizes upon reclaimed, non-potable water from the nearby St. Petersburg wastewater treatment facility to cool the building in the hot Florida climate.