What role does public space play in the transformation of cities due to climate change? Similarly, what role does infrastructure play in realizing highly performative and beloved public space? The answer—a monumental role! This session looks to answer many of our prescient questions drawing from both real projects and complementary visions of the future.
This session will discuss a specific proposal for a new type of modular building system based on the re-design of the standard shipping container as a purpose-engineered chassis for mid- to high-rise buildings. The adoption of global intermodal transportation will unleash economies of scale, and global manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and will spawn a new industrial ecology. The ramifications of such a shift to a globally distributed modular building system are far-reaching, and will be felt by architects, planners, developers, builders, and not least of all, consumers of buildings.
Living, productive roofs can signal the meaning of “native to place” for people, buildings, and communities. Growing food in cities contributes toward resilience and abundance. Buildings, sites and cities are opportunities for food production, job creation, and positive community relationships; this session will address aspects of nutrient recovery at the building and community scale. Through the reimagination of acres of underutilized urban rooftops and public spaces, cities can demonstrate and illustrate this potential in numerous and powerful ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?