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I2SL: Sustainable Lab Transformation

Ballinger Senior Project Manager, Karen Brooks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and University of Pennsylvania Senior Project Manager, Margo Pietras Barnes, PE, LEED AP, CBCP will present a talk at this year’s virtual International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL) Conference. The annual conference is a technical forum focused on meeting the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities.

The presentation, “Breathing New Life into an Antiquated Building: A Sustainable Approach to Lab Transformation,” is a case study of the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler Hall, which recently underwent a transformative renovation.

The presentation is part of Session E1, taking place tomorrow Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM.

Ballinger Presents at ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference

Experts from Ballinger, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and IPS gave a presentation at the ISPE 2020 Facilities of the Future Conference. Their talk “Manufacturing Cell and Gene Therapies within the Academic Medical Center Environment” explored the road to a fully validated drug development facility and how architecture and engineering can support the translational research continuum from bench to bedside.

Ballinger Principal Dennis Potter, PE, LEED AP joined Johannes van der Loo, PhD of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Anthony Relvas of IPS to share a case study of a new 15,000 SF cGMP facility on CHOP’s West Philadelphia campus. The presentation covered early planning stages through design, construction, commissioning and qualification, with a focus on how a fully integrated team developed a space that is helping to realize the enormous promise of gene transfer therapy to address unmet medical needs.

The mission of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is to connect pharmaceutical knowledge to deliver manufacturing and supply chain innovation, operational excellence and regulatory insights. Their annual Facilities of the Future Conference, held this year in San Francisco, brings together professionals involved in all facets of the pharmaceutical manufacturing lifecycle.