Green Labs Workshop Subject of WMSBF May Meeting

Sudhakar Reddy

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Intertek, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are hosting a Green Labs Workshop on Monday, May 11 at the Michigan State University Secchia Center in Grand Rapids from 12 to 4:30 pm.

The final workshop of the Michigan Green Labs Initiative and the launch of the West Michigan Green Labs Pilot, participants will learn how green lab programs promote green practices and environmentally-friendly, sustainable technology in laboratories that have been proven to reduce energy use by 30 to 50 percent.

The first half of the meeting will include content for a general sustainability audience as part of the regular WMSBF membership meeting.  The practitioner workshop continues at 2:15 pm.  General interest attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Secchia Center at this time.

Learn best practices in waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, green chemistry and environmental safety that will make your laboratory operations safer, more sustainable and cost-efficient. Case studies will feature examples from research, product testing, and health care relevant to manufacturers, municipalities, environmental consultants, chemical engineers, educators and other operators of academic or commercial labs.  The workshop will conclude with a tour of Van Andel Institute.

Dan Doyle:  How to Save 50% on Lab Energy Costs

Speakers include:

  • Daniel L. Doyle, Chairman, Grumman/Butkus Associates and Director, I2SL
  • Eric Saigeon, Sustainability Manager, USA & Canada, Intertek
  • Sudhakar G. Reddy, Sustainable Labs Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Clinton S. Boyd, Principal, Green Chemistry & Sustainability, Steelcase Inc.
  • Sam Pinto, Facilities Manager, Van Andel Institute

Cost is $15 and includes lunch and parking.

Register here.