shoreline with lighthouse in Hailfax, Nova Scotia

Sustainable Labs Canada (SLCan) Conference

November 20 - 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS

The SLCan Conference serves as a pivotal gathering for the sustainable laboratory community, fostering innovation, sharing best practices, and addressing critical challenges. As champions of sustainable design, we're excited to participate in this conference with two speaking engagements.

Tuesday, November 21

3:45-5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Breakouts + Q&A Sessions

Stream 2C: Mass Timber
1 - Institutional Mass Timber Projects Around the World
(Three Different Mass Timber Approaches in Three Institutional Buildings)

Presenters: Tom Knittel and Jing Kong

This session will explore the specific concerns around incorporating mass timber into a lab, with its stringent technical requirements, equipment demands and environmental controls. Through a case study of the visioning and concept design process at the ARS/WSU Plant Biosciences Research Building, we help audience members learn how these potential challenges can be overcome and share some of the strategies used to assure that our best-laid-plans are carried into further design development phases. 

Wednesday, November 22

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakouts + Q&A Sessions

Stream 5A: Climate Change Resiliency
1 - Integrated Strategies for Resilient Research Infrastructure

Presenters: Nathalie Beauvais and Alan Freid
Nathalie and Alan will highlight ways in which cities and developers can work together to implement resiliency strategies for research infrastructure, examples of these successfully integrated strategies will be showcased through a case study of the Innovation Square Research Project in Boston.