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.
Achieving LEED, Net Zero or 2030 targets is impossible without truly institutionalizing sustainability in your firm’s culture, systems and project delivery. “Random acts” of sustainability (the situation in most firms) won’t get you there. This workshop shares practical frameworks, proven methodologies and case studies to enable (internally driven) portfolio-wide success at any scale.
This course takes a look at the need for ‘Beyond LCA’ metrics, while comparing LCIA vs LCBA. It also takes a look at LCBA project case studies, along with LCBA Product Relevant Case Studies.
How can manufacturers and designers think beyond a product or building’s 'useful life’ and consider what it gives to the next consumer? This course focuses on what LEED v4, AHJs, codes, and manufacturers are doing to minimize and divert ‘waste’. It will explore how our current waste system is reconfigured to bring about the supply chain of the future and how to redefine waste. The presentation highlights best practices in design, which can minimize not only construction waste, but occupancy and post-occupancy phases, and deconstruction waste.
What is Mid-Century Modern and how can we make it more efficient? To successfully reduce our carbon footprint, we must develop a viable strategy to transform Mid-Century Modern buildings. This session will explore the typical challenges of greening modern buildings and technical strategies for improving their energy efficiency.
This course will draw on case studies of buildings and portfolios leading Solid Waste Management efforts. A panel of 3 speakers will talk about Tools to Pursue Zero Waste, Commodity Market Management Strategies, Creating the Business Case to Recycle and Achieve Tennant Engagement in Recycling Programs.
This course will show learners how a post-occupancy study found a statistically-significant, positive correlation between LEED EAc1 points and energy savings over code baseline consumption.
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh has been certified as LEED Platinum under version 2.2, and is the first four star certified SITES pilot project, and first WELL Building platinum pilot project. This session will cover the benefits of these green standards, examine the specific LEED credit categories where there is overlap and synergy between these rating systems, and recognize how using these standards together not only elevates the sustainability of the landscape, the building, and the occupants’ health, but encourages integrated design and inspires sustainability in future projects.