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Founded in 2014, The Singapore Sustainable Lab Group (S2Lab) is a focused interest group under the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS); aiming to bring together experts and key players in laboratory and high-tech facility design, construction, maintenance and operation. The goal is to discuss energy efficiency, health and safety, and best practices for labs operation and maintenance. S2Lab is supported by Singapore’s National Environment Agency and affiliated with International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) as an international chapter.
As Singapore moves towards a more knowledge-based economy, with more investments in R&D, more laboratories are being developed. Laboratories and other high technology facilities such as cleanrooms and hospitals, consume five to ten times the amount of energy when compared to office buildings in their unique operations and energy demand. Therefore, it is critical to address the energy efficiency challenges for these facilities which are vastly different than typical office buildings. Thus, the Sustainable Laboratories Group was set up to bring together experts in these areas and develop sustainable laboratories in Singapore.
S2Lab hopes to bring not only a platform for knowledge exchange for local expertise development, but also collaboration opportunities in the field of sustainable laboratories and high-tech facilities in the tropics and beyond.
S2Lab aims to:
By joining the S2Lab Working Group, members gain access to: