Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

The health and productivity benefits of Green buildings are becoming increasingly well understood, particularly in light of The CogFx Study, which demonstrated the impact of Green buildings and enhanced ventilation on cognitive function at last year's Greenbuild conference. This 3-part presentation takes these findings from the lab to the real-world.

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How to Incorporate Lighting Efficiency into Tenant Fit-outs

This session will introduce the traditional challenges that Tenant Improvement projects present, how they were addressed with the Sustainable Office Design(SOD) program, and lessons learned throughout design and implementation. By presenting details on cutting-edge lighting fixture and controls measures SOD includes in office tenant improvement fit-outs, the session teaches attendees how to include them in their own projects.

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Expanding upon LEED

This session will explore USGBC and GBCI's new innovations that build upon LEED: Integration and Positive Performance. Integration: GBCI is now administering seven rating systems including WELL, PEER, SITES, Parksmart and GRESB. We will explore how these new rating systems can be used in tandem with LEED in the development or ongoing maintenance of your current or future projects. This session will review new dimensions of scoring, as well as methods for measuring the performance of buildings and places that give more than they take.

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The Path to Red List Free: Product Ingredient Transparency

In this panel, four building product suppliers weigh in on their success in eliminating red list chemicals from select product lines. You can expect to leave the session with an understanding of the Red List and the transparency platforms commonly used to disclose product ingredients. You will also be prepared to debate the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that building product manufacturers have with regard to product transparency and their commitment to the elimination of red list ingredients in their products and supply chain.

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Leading the Way on Health & Wellbeing Piloting and Action

This session will showcase action undertaken by two Green Building Councils (GBCs) and two multi-national companies on the subject of health & wellbeing (HW). Every audience member will leave understanding how to begin measuring HW in their portfolios and the support that is offered by their GBC.

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Myth-Busting Barriers Associated with Plug Load Controls

In this session, the presenters will key into a number of high level plug load control questions and debunk affiliated myths by offering specific examples of plug load management best practices that lead to real energy savings. Additionally, the speakers will share case studies and technical guidance documents, highlighting actionable opportunities for building owners or tenants to reduce plug load energy use right away.

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Green Building's Role in Community Goals for Zero Waste

This structured discussion will explore tools and best practices learned through years of construction waste diversion and zero waste operations. A case study in optimum materials management will highlight results and possibilities for achieving zero waste goals. The panelists will expand the conversation to address challenges and opportunities that come with scaling up from green buildings to zero waste communities.

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Greening Affordable Housing: Healthy Housing & Clean Energy!

Affordable housing is the cornerstone of LISC's work- but is it possible to make it healthier and greener for residents? This panel will document successful healthy housing and energy efficiency implementation strategies that LISC and its partners have used to achieve results in NYC and Massachusetts.LISC's Two Shades of Green (TSG) program integrates green, healthy, and cost-effective measures into affordable housing rehabilitation projects.

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The Urban Skyscraper as a Resilient Refuge (Outdoor)

This session will explore how current design methodologies for urban skyscrapers can be modified to better respond to the outcomes of extreme weather events such as sea level rise, intense storms, high winds, abnormal precipitation, and extended periods of heat and cold. Panelists will share how to reframe programmatic, architectural, structural and mechanical approaches to skyscraper design, such as incorporating new standards. The panel will address how resilient urban skyscrapers might go beyond protecting themselves and their occupants to serve as refuges and resources to the surrounding community.

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On Good Behavior: Human Factors + Building Performance

Find out how lessons from scientific research can impact building performance. Hear from behavior experts about how to effectively engage the passive majority of building occupants to facilitate substantive, positive impacts on performance, health, and wellbeing in the built environment. A cognitive scientist and sociologist will share insights into how social norms and human behavior can be leveraged for this purpose. Learn how to identify target audiences, frame messages, and implement positive measures effectively. Concrete examples of success and lessons learned - both outside and within the building industry - will be shared by each speaker.

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