Take a look at this article: Taking a Megabyte out of our Energy Bills! Michael Kurz of UHN outlines a computer replacement project. What was originally a multi million dollar computer system several years ago was replaced with a new system for a fraction of the cost and the upgrade is paid for entirely from energy […]
About Ian McDermott
Ian McDermott is the Senior Director of Research Facilities Planning and Safety at the University Health Network (www.UHN.ca) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also is the President of Sustainable Labs Canada (www.SLCan.ca).Ian McDermott Ian has been a member of the Senior Management Team for Research at the University Health Network for the last 19 years and was a member of the Research Management Team the Wellesley Hospital Research Institute since its inception in the early 1990s. In his current role as Senior Director, Research Facilities Planning and Safety, he works intimately with researchers, administrators, engineers, architects, contractors, building operators, vendors and regulators in designing laboratories and establishing operational parameters. Ian and his team are scientific interpreters, translating needs and concepts between the scientists and design/operational teams. He is also responsible for the Facility Maintenance and Operations of both the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (MaRS) and the Krembil Discovery Tower. Ian strives to ensure these environments continue to be leading sustainable research environments meeting the needs of the UHN Researchers. With a clear focus on the needs of the researchers, Ian has been instrumental in developing effective, efficient and safe research workspaces that are sustainable while continuing to meet all the regulatory guidelines. Early in 2015, Ian was elected as SLCan’s second President. Ian holds a Specialist Degree in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.