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Sponsor and Presenter Links Aircuity
BSA Lifestructures
Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.
Green Fume Hood
Health, Education + Research Associates
The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)
ThermoFisher Scientific

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Another in a series of Educational Conferences supported by LabWize, Inc.

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Kansas City, MO or Austin TX
February 2012 Safe Labs Can Be Green Labs 2012 Conference

  Kansas City MO - 2/7/12
The Intercontinental Kansas City, MO
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Austin TX - 2/9/12
The Hyatt Regency, Austin TX
208 Bartin Springs
Austin, TX 78704

Presenters - Safe Labs Can Be Green Labs 2012 Conference
Karl Aveard, Vice President, Erlab
Mr. Karl Aveard, a lab design expert and LEED accredited Professional, has held several impressive industry professions, including National Architectural Services Manager at Durcon, Inc.; Associate Partner at Syska Hennessy; Assistant Director of Engineering/ Marketing at Earl Walls Associates. Currently he is Vice President for GFH Technologies USA. Karl is also actively involved in the following industry groups: ASHRAE, CSI, AIA, USGBC, CETA and SEFA.

Dr. Cédric Herry Director of Research & Development; Erlab
Dr. Cédric Herry earned his PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology as well as a Masters Degree in Environmental Technologies. He is an expert on activated carbon and standardization (French Committee UNM61 and European Committee WG4) and has been the director of R&D for ERLAB, France since 2001.

Jim Hill , AIA LEED AP , BSA Life Structures
Mr. Jim Hill has 25 years of experience in the planning and design of science and research facilities. He strives to create functional layouts that incorporate the latest technology and can adapt as research evolves. Jim’s experience in research facility design gives him an understanding of the technical issues involved in complex laboratory environments and their support systems, knowledge of emerging design trends and many lessons learned. He works collaboratively to create user-centered spaces that inspire discovery. Jim’s clients have included Butler University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Notre Dame, Eli Lilly and Company and IU Health.

Jeanne Qiu, AIA, LEED AP , Architect; Erlab
Ms. Qiu is an architect with Erlab Inc. Before joining Erlab, Ms. Qiu earned a Master of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and a BA of Architecture at Southeastern University in China. She has since worked at architectural firms such as Cannon Design which is recognized for design excellence and technological innovation, and she has been involved in several building projects spanning from laboratories and office buildings to University and K-12 buildings.

Gordon Sharp, Chairman & Founder; Aircuity, Inc.
Mr. Sharp has over 25 years of wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience and more than 25 U.S. patents in the fields of energy efficiency and laboratory controls. As founder, former president, and CEO of Phoenix Controls, he led the development of this world leader in laboratory airflow controls that was acquired by Honeywell in 1998. In 2000, Gordon founded Aircuity, which was spun out of Honeywell and is a smart airside energy efficiency company.

Gordon is a graduate of MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering. He is a member of the board of directors of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories), the nonprofit foundation that operates the Labs21 conference. He is also member of two important standards on ventilation: the ANSI/ AIHA Standard Z9.5 Committee on Laboratory Ventilation and the ASHRAE SSPC 170 Committee on Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

Thomas C. Smith, President; Exposure Control Technologies
Mr. Tom Smith is a leader in lab safety and energy management. He specializes in helping laboratories provide safe, dependable and energy efficient operation of laboratory hoods and ventilation systems. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina.

Mr. Smith is active in developing national and international standards for lab ventilation and has served as Chairman of ASHRAE TC9.10 Laboratory Systems, Vice Chairman of ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Fume Hood Testing, and is the Vice Chairman of ANSI/AIHA Z9 Standards for Ventilation and Health. Since 1985, Mr. Smith has participated in hundreds of laboratory ventilation projects and evaluated thousands of laboratory hood systems. His work has helped improve the safety of lab environments, reduced energy consumption and saved millions of dollars in operating costs.

Clay Stafford, Principal; Health, Education + Research Associates
Mr. Clay R. Stafford has focused on strategic and master planning, facility programming and planning for more than 20 years. He has planned and programmed over 30 million square feet of facilities for corporations, academic institutions, governments, crime investigation agencies and medical clients around the world. Most recently Clay has been working with the FBI to re−invent their 460,000 SF Forensic Laboratory Building in Quantico, Virginia. A gifted communicator and strategic thinker, he has lectured and authored on the topic of laboratory planning throughout the decade. His contribution to the R+D Handbook, "The Care and Feeding of Scientists − How much is too much?" has quickly become an industry standard for "right sizing" lab facilities.

Jon Zboralski, Director Air Flow Products; Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mr. Jon Zboralski has over 40 years of experience in the design, development, and application of laboratory products, specializing in laboratory fume hoods. Jon is a published author and holds numerous patents on airflow related products. He is active in the lab industry serving on the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) Fume Hood Committee. Jon has been deeply involved in the development and application of the ASHRAE 110 fume hood test procedure since its inception in 1985. He is a voting member on the re-write committee that maintains the standard. Jon speaks nationally on fume hood related issues and is in demand as a recognized innovative authority on the subject.


Conference Will Include

  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon and Morning Refreshments
  • Access code to download a copy of each presentation
  • Conference Cost
    LabWize Conference February 2012 - US$195.00

    Conference Location
      Kansas City MO - 2/7/12
    The Intercontinental Kansas City, MO
    401 Ward Parkway
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    Austin TX - 2/9/12
    The Hyatt Regency, Austin TX
    208 Bartin Springs
    Austin, TX 78704