Beanfield Centre is Canada’s first LEED Silver conference centre
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING
Inspired by Well-being – Focused on Sustainability. The 2019 SLCan Sustainable Labs Conference is a Canadian national forum focused on strengthening the sustainable laboratory community and sharing knowledge, promoting innovation and best practices, as well as providing a platform for strategic thinking and discussion on the challenges and opportunities related to these assets.
Since it's inaugural year in 2014, the Sustainable Labs Canada Conference continues to grow.
The SLCAN conference is 2 1/2 days well spent with colleagues in your professional community. Featuring Keynote and Concurrent Sessions, a full Trade Show and a variety of tours in the host city, it's a national event that showcases the latest innovations and best practices in Canadian laboratories. The 2019 SLCan Conference will be held at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, one of Canada's first LEED Silver Certified Conference Centres. The facility features 100% green power from renewable sources, and incorporates today's most advanced technological innovations. We felt it to be a perfect backdrop to showcase the latest advances in sustainability and renewable technology.
This year's conference theme is "Sustainability and the Science of WELL-BEING".
Following on the success of last year’s conference, the 2019 conference will explore the experiences of the people inhabiting the spaces we design. In a continuation of the concept of the “Human Element” we pursued in Winnipeg, the 2019 conference will look at the laboratory, at sustainability and the experience of the occupants, but this time through the lenses of “WELL” and of “Well-being”.
In our pursuit to provide conference participants with the best content for professional development and learning in the field of sustainable laboratories, we will endeavor to channel the concepts of WELL-being towards creating:
1. CONDITIONS where Science and Sustainability come together in an energy efficient environment of Well-being – to create People First Places.
2. SPACES that are a positive influence – sustainable environments that enhance the experience, enjoyment and productivity of the inhabitants while enabling the science that happens within.
WELL: A building standard that encourages innovation, with a focus on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. It is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through elements such as air, water, light and comfort. WELL links best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support health and wellbeing
WELL-BEING: The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy (Wiki 2019)
The conditions of spatial wellbeing are measured through the success of the programs the spaces support. Spaces that are first and foremost great places for Science, with light, views, and supportive environments that create the conditions that allow the Users to be at their best.
- A place that will enhance the User experience by putting people first
- An environment that is uncompromising in support of research & learning
- Creating special places for great science to happen through the engagement of the Users of that place