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Concurrent Abstract #1
Developing Laboratories Canada’s First Environmental Strategy
Élaboration de la première stratégie environnementale de Laboratoires Canada
Elisabeth Girgis, Eleanor Riley, Heather Hayne, Karissa Milbury
Laboratories Canada / Laboratoires Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada / Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
The objective of this presentation is to introduce Laboratories Canada’s progress in developing our first environmental strategy. Our presentation will also describe the benefits of a federal labs environmental strategy. It is a key opportunity to connect with industry about our ambition and interest in the solutions they may be able to provide.
L’objectif de cette présentation est de présenter les progrès de Laboratoires Canada dans l’élaboration de notre première stratégie environnementale. Notre présentation décrira également les avantages d’une stratégie environnementale pour les laboratoires fédéraux. C’est une opportunité clé de communiquer avec l’industrie sur notre ambition et notre intérêt pour les solutions qu’ils peuvent être en mesure de fournir.
Concurrent Abstract #2
Master Planning for Science Facility Renewal and GHG Emissions Reduction
Janet Koshuta1, Patrick Fleming2, Warren Lesenko3
1START Architecture Inc.
The objective of this presentation is to present findings of a renewal master plan for a large science facility on campus incorporating systems renewals and GHG reduction strategies aimed at achieving net zero performance.
Concurrent Abstract #3
UBC Campus Living Labs: An Innovative Approach to the Collaborative Research
Angelique Pilon, University of British Columbia
The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of our experiences with living labs at the University of British Columbia, an innovative and adaptive approach to experimentation beyond the traditional bounds of laboratories.
Concurrent Abstract #4
Warmer, Wetter, and Windier: Future Proofing Your Building Enclosure for Extreme Weather
Jillian Burgess, RWDI
The objective of this presentation is to identify changing climatic conditions that influence enclosure design of laboratory buildings and optimize laboratory-specific enclosure design strategies associated with occupant comfort.
Concurrent Abstract #5
McGill University Lyman Duff Building – A Major Upgrade of a Mid-Century Laboratory Complex
Yvon Lachance1 and Pierre-Luc Baril2
2Pageau Morel et associés
The objective of this presentation is to share that a major infrastructure upgrade of laboratory buildings constructed in the 1950s or 1960s can be feasible, can be accomplished effectively, and can generate important sustainability benefits. It will also share some of the specific challenges associated with the upgrading of building systems of laboratory facilities with heritage significance, or which are located in a heritage preservation zone.
Concurrent Abstract #6
Acoustics for the Resilient Lab
Steve Titus, Aercoustics Engineering Limited
The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate acoustic design strategies for innovation and resilience in laboratory design.
Concurrent Abstract #7
Climate Change Resiliency
Joel Good, RWDI
The objective of this presentation is to consider what changes are needed in our design process to minimize risk to our buildings and processes, and, to discuss potential mitigation measures that can lead to more resilient lab buildings.
Concurrent Abstract #8
More for Less – Lab Upgrades and Energy Retrofits
Mary On, Integral Group
The objective of this presentation is to examine retrofit strategies that support both lab expansion and energy reduction.
Concurrent Abstract #9
Lab Resiliency: Case Study of the NRC Brookside Facility
Martin Kristensen1 and Aaron Pollock2
1Diamond Schmitt Architects
2Number TEN Architectural Group
The objective of this presentation is to cover, through the lens of resiliency, the construction of the National Research Council’s newest facility in Winnipeg during the pandemic and discuss opportunities and the evolution of lab flexibility and adaptability as it occurred in real-time.
Concurrent Abstract #10
A Performance-Based Design Approach for Balancing Risks and Construction Cost in Vibration-Sensitive Labs
Julia Graham, Motioneering
The objective of this presentation is to understand how vibration can affect sensitive lab equipment; and understand how various parameters influence predictions of footfall vibration.
Concurrent Abstract #11
High Performance Laboratory Facilities: A Pathway to Zero Carbon Design
Charles Marshall and Neel Bavishi
The objective of this presentation is to provide an understanding of how zero carbon targets apply to laboratory buildings, and to provide real-world examples of facilities designed to achieve this goal.
Concurrent Abstract #12
Achieving Big Carbon Savings in Private Pharma Manufacturing
Kevin Shea1 and Mike Misajon2
The objective of this presentation is to provide an understanding of how the private pharmaceutical industry can make significant carbon emissions reductions by designing with purpose.
Concurrent Abstract #13
Energy and Safety Upgrade in SFU’s LEED Gold Chemistry Building
Jaelim Jeon and Bernard Chan
Simon Fraser University
The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate a triple bottom approach in applying decarbonization strategy and energy efficient measures in the existing laboratories while enhancing safety.
Concurrent Abstract #14
Decentralized Demand Controlled Ventilation in Vivarium Spaces
James Montgomery1 and Kevin Shelast2
1University of British Columbia
The objective of this presentation is to highlight successful implementations of DCV systems serving vivarium spaces to transfer lessons learned for improvements to future installations across the sector.
Concurrent Abstract #15
RETHINKING OFFICES: How the Sciences Can Breathe New Life into Commercial Space
RÉIMAGINEZ LES BUREAUX : Comment les sciences peuvent donner une nouvelle vie dans les espaces commerciaux
Heather Taylor1, Jay Deshmukh2, Jonathan Steel2
1University of Toronto
The objective of this presentation is to discuss the challenges and possibilities when rethinking spaces in downtown urban cores, learned from an office-to-lab retrofit which could serve as a model for future repurposing of commercial real estate for scientific research.
L’objectif de cette présentation est de discuter des défis et des possibilités de repenser les espaces dans les noyaux urbains du centre-ville, tirés d’une rénovation de bureau-à-laboratoire qui pourrait servir de modèle pour la réaffectation future de l’immobilier commercial pour la recherche scientifique.
Concurrent Abstract #16
Exhaust and Intake Considerations for Converting Offices to Labs
Ryan Parker, RWDI
The objective of this presentation is to identify design planning strategies that can be used in early design stages to minimize re-entrainment issues and maximize lab tenant flexibility; and summarize the best practice tools used to evaluated exhaust and intake designs including developing applicable design criteria and mitigation strategies for reducing exhaust re-entrainment impacts.
Concurrent Abstract #17
Wind Engineering: More Than Just Wind Turbines
Jordan Beardy-Singh, Cermak Peterka Petersen Wind Engineering Consultants
The objective of this presentation is to provide a broad overview of wind engineering and the different modeling tools that can be used to contribute to a design’s sustainability goals.
Concurrent Abstract #18
Efficiency First and the New Normal for Sustainable Lab Design
Dan Diehl and Sarah Callahan
The objective of this presentation is to educate on lab design to create a “new normal” from a sustainability perspective.