Under Our Own Power: Transforming Community Sustainability

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.

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A Tribute to Performance Arrows - Improving Indoor Quality

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.

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Product Rules

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.

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Evolution of Green Building Goal Setting for Corporations

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.

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Getting to 2030: Institutionalizing Sustainability Firm-wide

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.

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Using 'Beyond LCA' Metrics to Drive Net Positive Buildings

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.

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Throwing Away Your Preconceived Notions About 'Waste'

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.

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Mending Mid-Century Modern

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.

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Trash to Cash - Building a Cost Effective Zero Waste Program

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.

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Post-Occupancy Evaluation to Demonstrate LEED Energy Savings

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.

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