Workplace Megatrends: Envisioning the Future

This session will discuss how the workplace of the future will evolve from what we know and experience today through the perspective of: generational change; health and well-being; and sustainability.

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Impact of Green Building on Cognitive Function and Health

This course will be broken into three portions. The first part will look at the existing state of knowledge on buildings and health. Next, it will move on to discuss measuring cognitive function. Finally, the course will wrap up by looking at the COGfx study and discuss it in a greater detail.

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Measuring Circadian Light in Buildings: Findings and Actions

Lighting design for office buildings has focused largely on providing sufficient illumination for visual performance, minimal glare, good color rendering and energy efficiency. Little attention has been given to understanding how light affects the non-visual systems, including circadian regulation that affects sleep and mood. This course will discuss basic information about the importance of light and dark for entertaining circadian rhythms will be discussed. Findings from the field evaluation will also be presented with some “lessons learned” on how to maximize daylight and electric lighting in a space to increase circadian stimulation.

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The Science of Circadian Lighting

Expert panelists define circadian lighting and provide insight as to how it impacts the human body. Referencing the WELL Building Standard®, an evidence-based performance standard for measuring and certifying building features that impact occupant health and wellness, learn how to design for circadian lighting in different environments. What does a circadian smart space look like? Are there tradeoffs? Panelists will present examples of technologies that help accomplish these metrics, and show images of completed projects that have implemented circadian-smart designs.

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The Power of Storytelling - 'From Mini to Monumental'

We think green buildings are incredibly important, but it is hard to engage people emotionally around buildings. But every building does have a story, and every space impacts people. We want to help the members of Greenbuild nation translate their passion for green buildings into powerful stories that will move people to action. This session should provide learners with a clear understanding of how they can develop and share their own motivating and inspirational stories about green buildings. They will gain an entirely new perspective of what it can mean to use the power of storytelling in order to drive changes in their communities.

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What Owners Really Hear in the Development Process

Sustainable buildings make more money, but developers resist environmental design features. This session explains why and these features are more profitable and helps to provide solutions to get owners and developers to say yes.

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Women in Green: Expanding Diversity for Design in the Climate Change Era

Why women in green? As we seek to make a difference by design, are diversity and inclusion being addressed? As sustainability’s relevance expands, its tent expands. This course will address the following questions: Does a diverse group create different design outcomes? Is equity being embedded into sustainability? What models are making this real?

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Results from a Living Building: The Bullitt Center Turns Two

The Bullitt Center was certified as the world’s largest commercial Living Building in spring of 2015. Join the Bullitt Foundation, The Miller Hull Partnership and PAE as they discuss the experience of living in a Living Building, lessons learned from the design and operation, and the building’s performance.

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Sustainability Leadership: Transform Your Organization

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.

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LEEDlab Live: Green Partnerships in Regional O&M Application

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.

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