Laboratory Benchmarking Tool (LBT)
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Climate Action
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Biochemistry
  • 03. Academic Field_Biology
  • 03. Academic Field_Chemistry
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_open to any academic field
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 09. Language_English
  • Laboratory Benchmarking Tool (LBT)

    International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories



    The student or volunteer would help I2SL to build out a database by doing both broad and direct outreach to HEASC member organizations (and others) to promote use of the LBT. They would also offer assistance with the data submission process, performing data quality checks and following up on any missing data. As an added incentive for data submission, the they would produce a brief custom benchmarking report for selected participating organizations, showing how their buildings compare to their peer facilities.

    The Problem this Project Addresses:

    I2SL’s Laboratory Benchmarking Tool (lbt.i2sl.org) is the only lab-specific public benchmarking database of building energy consumption, and today it contains user-submitted data from nearly 900 lab buildings. I2SL aims to further grow the database via user submissions, with the goal of covering more lab types and underserved areas of the country (e.g. the south-eastern US). We’d also like to gather additional data on lab facilities’ policies and practices, to populate the database supporting the new Operational Practices Benchmarking module.

    Region or Country Benefited:

    Global

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work:

    remote

    The Person or Team Heading this Project:

    Phil Wirdzek

    Academic Field or Expertise Sought:

    some experience with databases

    Academic Level or Experience Sought:

    some experience with databases

    Start Date for Student:

    open

    Commitment Duration:

    3 months

    Commitment Hours per Week:

    3 hours per week

    Compensation:

    Unpaid but will have the title of Fellow for HEASC (the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium)>

    How to Apply:

    Send an email introducing yourself and describing the position of interest to info(at)i2sl.org. Please reference HEASC Fellow in the subject line of the email.



    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Climate Action
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Biochemistry
  • 03. Academic Field_Biology
  • 03. Academic Field_Chemistry
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_open to any academic field
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 09. Language_English