Past Events

Start: 29-Oct-2014
End: 30-Oct-2014

The Sustainable Laboratories Conference Programme


The Sustainable Laboratories Conference - 29th-30th Oct 2014

Through the presentations and hands-on workshop, the conference will not only provide platform for stakeholders within the industry to discuss the pressing issues specific to tropical climate but it will be an opportunity to discover exciting collaboration opportunities in the field of sustainable, high-technology and low-energy laboratories in Singapore and beyond.

The Sustainable Laboratories Conference 2014 is organized by the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) together with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), and supported by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) and International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) in the US. It will be held in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), a gathering of over 10,000 research, business, and policy leaders. SIEW is organized by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry that is tasked with promoting effective competition in the energy market, ensuring a reliable and secure energy supply, and developing a dynamic energy sector in Singapore.
The Sustainable Laboratories Conference 2014 is a learning event under the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Learning Network. Please click here to view the pictures of the event.

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 Please contact SEAS at 63379886 for any enquiries. 

Conference Programme Overview

The Sustainable Laboratories Conference 2014 brought together researchers, engineers, consultants, laboratory owners/developers, government policy makers as well as other relevant stakeholders in the domain of sustainable laboratories and high tech facilities, to share best practices and guidelines, case studies, latest technology development and exchange ideas to actualize high performance laboratory facilities.


  • Understanding the scope, opportunities and benefits of sustainable laboratory development
  • Learn how to achieve both safety and energy efficiency at the same time
  • Get to know real case studies and best practices and learn how you can do the same
  • Network with local and international experts in the field and pioneers who have undertaken projects to reduce energy consumption by 50%
  • Visit demonstration projects and high class laboratories and high tech facilities


Day 1: 29th October 2014

9:00 am





9.10 am


9.30 am



9.40 am



10.10 am

Opening Remarks by NEA

Mr. Ram Bhaskar, Director, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department, National Environment Agency of Singapore

Sustainability in Laboratories for the Future


 Gordon Sharp, Vice President, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories; Chairman, Aircuity, Inc.


 Welcome Address by S2Lab

Nilesh Jadhav, Chairman, Singapore Sustainable Laboratories Group, SEAS


Energy savings in lab ventilation—safety considerations

Derrick Tan, Ph.D., Managing Consultant, 1st Phase Operations


Understanding lab ventilation demand -- energy saving opportunities

Gordon Sharp, Vice President, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories; Chairman, Aircuity, Inc.


10:30 am

Morning networking refreshment

Technical session (Moderator: Nilesh Jadhav)

11:00 am

Energy Saving Strategies in the Laboratory Environment

Ivan Chong, Business Development Senior Manager for Life Science, Siemens

11:20 am

Designing and Operating Lab Exhaust Systems to Save Energy

John Carter, Vice President, CPP, Inc.

11:40 am

Lab Fume Hoods with Automatic Sash Control System – A Case Study

Steve Slater, Director, TRAQuE Pte. Ltd

12:00 pm


12:30 pm


1.30 pm

Designing and Operating Energy-efficient Smart Labs – An interactive workshop by UC Irvine Smart Lab Initiative

Hear about University of California, Irvine's Smart Lab efforts and results and how you can reduce your energy use and carbon footprint using their methods and lessons learned. Topics covered include:

·             Smart Labs Vision and trends

·             Smart lab design guidelines and codes 

·             Smart lab M&E engineering strategies  

·             Energy dashboard set up

·             Lab commissioning and energy performance measurement

Wendell Brase, Vice Chancellor, University of California, Irvine

Matthew Gudorf, Campus Energy Manager, University of California, Irvine

5.30 pm

End of Workshop and conference


Day 2: 30th October 2014


Gather at Marina Bay Sands, chartered bus trip to CleanTech One



Briefing on Singapore Landscape--Opportunities for international solution providers  

·         Infrastructure needs for the new economy in Singapore

·         Introduction to EcoCampus initiative—test-bedding and demonstration opportunities 

Nilesh Jadhav, Program Director, EcoCampus initiative, Nanyang Technological University

·         Singapore Cleantech Incubator and Accelerator Programme

Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

·         Lab regulations and policies in Singapore

             Derrick Tan, Ph.D., Managing Consultant, 1st Phase Operations




Guided tours to the various types of lab facilities, including:

·       Nanyang  Technological University 

·     Biopolis – Singapore premier biomedical sciences hub

 ·    CREATE Campus @ University Town of National University of Singapore

*inclusive of networking lunch 


Closing discussion

Extra Information

Contact Information, 63379886

Address Information

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Module Title Start Date End Date
The Sustainable Labortories Conference 29-Oct-2014 09:00:00 30-Oct-2014 05:00:00