International Institute for Sustainable Labs

Founding Year: 2004

Staff: 11


Phil Wirdzek (Founding President & Executive Director)

Is a non-profit organization devoted to “the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation.” It “encourages the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace of science, medicine, research, and development in an ever-changing and dynamic environment by establishing worldwide partnerships and exchanging technical expertise.” In this manner, I²SL hopes to “engage all stakeholders in advancing the safety and sustainability of laboratories and other high-tech facilities globally.”

Areas of interest:

  • Evaluating Performance
  • Laboratory Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Laboratory Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  • Laboratory Users
  • Pandemic Response and Readiness



International Institute for Sustainable Labs contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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