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2018 Education Day will be at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research on September 12. Jamie Miller of Biomimicry Frontiers will be the keynote speaker.
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I2SL Heart of America Chapter Education Day 2018 Program
7:30 - 8:30: Registration/Breakfast/Vendor Tables:
8:30 - 8:45: Welcome Remarks
8:45 - 9:45: Keynote Presentation
9:45 - 10:15: Break – Vendor Tables Presentations
10:15 - 12:00: Sessions (2 sessions / 4-6 presentations total for the 2 sessions)
12:00 - 12:45: Lunch (Vendor Table Presentations)
1:00 - 2:00: Stower's Research Facilities Tour
Jamie Miller is a biomimicry expert and the founder of Biomimicry Frontiers. He was trained by Janine Benyus (the woman who coined the term, biomimicry) as a biomimicry speaker and educator and has been working with her and her company since 2007. In 2012, Jamie started teaching OCAD University's biomimicry programs, during which he completed a PhD in engineering that focused on systems-level biomimicry in urban development. Along with his consulting, Jamie has also founded the Biomimicry Commons, which is an innovation incubator space for entrepreneurs and disruptor studio for business. Jamie's mission is to apply biomimicry and to facilitate the next generation of sustainable design leaders who will transform our designs towards greater harmony with nature.
Keynote Presentation Abstract
Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. In this talk, Jamie explores the stories of biomimicry and the ways that it can transform how we think, behave, and create by drawing on billions of years of time-tested solutions. Jamie discusses and how emerging technologies like 3D printing, big data, nanotechnology and green chemistry can provide incredible advancements when we look to nature. Think, for example, of walls that can breathe like skin, buildings that can self-heal, and communities that generate zero waste like a forest. In a world of wicked problems, biomimicry brings a hopeful message about how to thrive on this planet, which in this talk, Jamie uses to reframe the relationships between our built environments and our natural ones - helping us create more harmonious, sustainable, and resilient systems.
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From Super-Sized to Right Sized
Presenter: Ken Mohr, HERA
At 277 square miles, the one thing the country of Singapore doesn’t have is an abundance of land. For comparison’s sake, Kansas City is 319 square miles; Wichita is 163; and Chicago is 234. Building up is the only viable option. The Singapore Ministry of Health is looking to consolidate and integrate four Health Sciences Authority functions into a new high-rise facility. With a program recently completed, the client thought they knew exactly how much space they needed to create a modern home that would capture efficiencies and help recruit and retain the best staff. After studying the 800,000-sf original program, Crime Lab Design, HERA’s forensic arm in conjunction with Harley Ellis Devereaux, quickly discovered efficiencies in the design that saved the client significant square footage and cost. Starting with a rigorous program validation and Lean Six Sigma process, the ultimate program came in at 675,112 square feet, reducing the building size by 130,000 square feet. In addition to right-sizing the program, the building is being designed to meet Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark certification and includes enough elevated green space to offset the building’s footprint.
Laboratory Airflow Control Devices: Venturi Valve vs. Blade Damper
Presenter: Jarvis Penner, Antec Controls by Price
Laboratory variable air volume (VAV) airflow design has been a challenge for designers to create a solution that would provide energy savings while still being able to provide safety to the occupants. Deciding what airflow control device to use requires consideration of many factors including speed of response, pressure operation and flow ranges. The differences between open loop airflow control typically used on Venturi valves will be compared with the traditional closed loop airflow control used on blade dampers. Then focus of this session will detail designs using both venturi valve and blade terminals and give guidance to designers on when each could be applied.
A Non-Traditional Approach to Laboratory Re-Design and Sustainability
Presenters: Tim Geary and Judy Zimmerman, Stowers Institute.
The Stowers Institute has undertaken an initiative over the past few years to redesign our laboratory spaces to optimize space efficiency, utilize more sustainable materials, and increase space flexibility. Typical projects of this type consist of meeting with stake holders and programming space based on expressed requirements. Our goal was to differentiate perceived requirements by laboratory stake holders from actual requirements based on data and third-party observations. This session will outline the steps and critical decision points that led to a positive outcome.
The Sustainable Resurrection of an Old Science Building
Presenter: Kelley Cramm, Henderson Engineers
This session will present a case study for the complete renovation of a 1954 college science building into a modern, higher education science facility. Resch Science and Technology Building, on the campus of Graceland University in Iowa will be highlighted. Innovative, sustainable features will be discussed, along with successes, challenges and lessons learned.