- January 31, 2018 | 5 a.m. ET | Irvine, CA
Held at the University of California Irvine (UCI) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator, this workshop will include updated information about UCI’s Smart Labs Program and focus on topics that are important to workshop participants.
Intended for laboratory building owners and their teams (including facility operation staff, energy managers, safety managers, upper management staff, laboratory users and researchers, and engineers), this workshop offers participants the chance to experience firsthand the day-to-day operations of UCI’s Smart Labs Program.
The programmatic approach to designing, operating, and maintaining safe and efficient laboratories is continuously being improved. What started as a series of retrofits and dashboards in 2008 has become a platform for environmental health and safety and facilities management to cohesively manage complex space 10 years later. A 50% reduction in lighting and HVAC energy, longer equipment life, quieter lab zones, and fewer hot and cold calls are the tangible results that pay for the program.
Smart Labs goes beyond energy retrofits, consisting of the classification of buildings and lab space, understanding the effectiveness of dilution ventilation, tuning the systems, and ensuring the systems are functioning properly, Smart Labs is comprehensive in its approach to laboratory management.
During this workshop, UCI and its partners will cover what they have done, who does what, how they do it, and lay out a framework for you to adapt for your organization.
Planning Your Trip to UCI
There are three major airports near UCI. All airports offer ground transportation.
- John Wayne Airport (SNA) (10 minutes away from UCI)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- San Diego International Airport (SAN)
The following hotels provide lodging and shuttle service from John Wayne Airport and to UCI. Schedule your reservation before you travel to confirm availability and rates. When making your reservation, be sure to let the hotel know that you are visiting UCI and request the UCI-negotiated rate.
- Ayres Hotel and Suites (Costa Mesa/Newport Beach)
- Travelodge (Orange County Airport)
- Holiday Inn Express (Costa Mesa)
- Atrium Hotel (John Wayne Airport)
Find additional UCI-negotiated hotels close to campus.