This course will help you understand how sustainability can be positioned to create a more agile organization primed to respond creatively to ever-changing opportunities in the built environment and beyond. Learners will be inspired and equipped to lead their organizations in new ways that move sustainability from the periphery to the core of the business.
This session will engage a diverse audience in a live LEED Lab charrette simulation experience. University faculty, facilities staff, and external consultants will demonstrate how fostering meaningful partnerships using an educational platform are transforming the environmental sustainability of the built environment.
This course will discuss how architects use design choices, selection of assemblies, detailing and spec writing to create multifamily buildings capable of passing the strictest blower door tests. It will look at how to perfect projects of all shapes and sizes pursuing compartmentalization criteria under LEED BD+C: New Construction, Homes, or Multifamily Midrise v3 or v4.
GreenPro is a pest management service standard recognized by USGBC. In 2015, GreenPro changed to allow pest management firms to submit their green pest management programs for certification. Attendees of this session will evaluate various pest management services for compliance with GreenPro (and thus eligibility for LEED credits). Attendees will leave this session with a greater understanding of the tasks performed and tools used by pest management professionals so that we can work with pest management professionals to make schools, offices, and homes great for people, but bad for pests.
This course looks at what we mean by makers and micro-manufacturers and why this group is so important. Social, economic, environmental all impact the makers of sustainable best practices for the makers. This course looks at what we can learn from the Etsy Brooklyn HQ for designers and makers on projects of scale and how you can get involved.
Affordable housing policies and funding mechanisms incentivize LEED for Homes and other green building certification programs to promote energy efficiency, comfort, durability and water efficiency. This course looks at what we are really paying to achieve these credits, and if it is worth the benefits.
Communities who need healthy, equitable, and high performing neighborhoods are often the least able to engage these ideas, as they lack governance structures, information, legal standing or financial resources. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how community empowerment and placemaking are mutually beneficial and how project teams can meaningfully contribute to resilient and deep green neighborhoods—in distressed communities or any.
This session invites you to think of an integrated approach that combines building performance with space aesthetics. By analyzing both qualitative and quantitative outcomes, we can optimize occupants’ multi-comfort in a new integrated design process. We will share results from a number of in-depth post-occupancy evaluations concluding with verified design strategies that improved IEQ in buildings.
In the spirit of Michael Pollan’s book, “Food Rules”, Product Rules will provide 12 basic rules for selecting better, healthier, more environmentally responsible and LEED MR and EQ credit compliant products and materials.
This course will look at how corporations establish green building goals and how three corporations have used LEED to improve the way they build. Finally, it will look at how one design firm is helping corporations make this shift in green building.