USGBC Hawaii Continuing Education Survey // Enter to win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card
Feb
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

USGBC Hawaii Continuing Education Survey // Enter to win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card

We are committed to providing access to quality continuing educational opportunities to our members as a vehicle to creating a progressive and resilient community. Complete our Continuing Education survey by February 28th and enter to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. Responses to the questions below will help us to craft and tailor educational offerings for the upcoming year and beyond that are of interest to our community. Mahalo for your support!

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Leading for Positive Change
Feb
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Leading for Positive Change

Refining our ability to lead effectively is an important aspect of our professional development and important at any time in our career! But it is especially important at this point in our history, when questions about what’s at issue and how best to address them distract us from the actual work.

Kathleen O’Brien, author of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community and founder and retired principal of O’Brien & Company, will lead a 1 hour Q & A conversation about an approach to leadership that works regardless of title and position and is specifically designed to bring about positive change in and through our built environment.

Following the conversation, we will launch Kathleen's book, EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community, and continue the conversation over light refreshments. Individuals in the building industry and community are encouraged to attend and join us in the conversation! Pau Hana to follow.

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Green Apple Day of Service
Oct
29
9:00am 9:00am

Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

Each year the USGBC Hawaii supports this important initiative by supporting Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) Projects across the state. We're currently seeking interested schools and firms that would like to participate in our local GADOS Program. Benefits include support through marketing, co-fundraising, and man power. Sign-up today or email schools@usgbchawaii.org for more information or visit our website.

 

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Pacific Building Trade Expo
Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

Pacific Building Trade Expo

Architects, designers, landscape architects, engineers, builders, contractors and other AEC professionals can look forward to an exhibition hall showcasing the latest products and services of nearly 200 local and national vendors, two dozen stimulating continuing education seminars and great networking opportunities.

Visit us at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Tuesday, October 25 for Expo 2016. Learn what the USGBC Hawaii has been up to by visiting our booth on the Exhibitor Floor and attending the seminar where USGBC Hawaii President, Joanna Griffith, will be a panelist.

Admission is FREE for all AEC industry professionals.

Register online now: http://www.pacificbuildingtradeexpo.com/attendees/

More info: http://www.pacificbuildingtradeexpo.com/

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Hawaiʻi Build + Buy Green Conference
Sep
22
7:30am 7:30am

Hawaiʻi Build + Buy Green Conference

  • UH Cancer Center's Sullivan Center (map)
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Join us for the 16th annual Hawaiʻi Build + Buy Green Conference

This annual event brings together nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and local experts in the fields of green building and communities, affordable housing, design, engineering, construction and development.

Join us to learn about the latest in green building projects, programs, and solutions while earning continuing education credits. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

This year the conference will be held on  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Sullivan Conference Center at the UH’s Cancer Center in Kakaʻako.  

Registration: http://hawaiibuildandbuygreen2016.eventbrite.com

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Aug
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Free Lunch and Learn event! Trace it Back - A Course in Transparency

Join us for this FREE 1 hour, AIA (HSW) & GBCI Credit Approved webinar event!
Register using the link below to receive complimentary lunch sponsored by 3form.
*Lunch will be reserved for the first 40 people who register.* Please bring your own drinks. 
Trace it Back - A Course in Transparency (GBCI, AIA-HSW, IDCEC, LACES accredited )
3Form's Director of Sustainability, Michael Johnson, will present an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building, and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. The program contains an explanation of products’ life cycle and associated health and environmental impacts from creation, use, and disposal. In addition, this course will explore the ways in which transparency documents can be used when determining the appropriate material choices in designing for a healthier built environment.

Location: Architects Hawaii Limited's Ohana room


More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuing-education-seminar-trace-it-back-a-course-in-transparency-tickets-26977643859

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UH Manoa ITS Building Tour
Aug
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

UH Manoa ITS Building Tour

  • UH Manoa, Information Technology Center (map)
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Event Description:
What: Building tour, LEED and green building focused
When: 1:30pm, Friday August 12.
Where: UH Manoa, Information Technology Center, 2520 Correa Rd.
Cost: $10 for attendees, free for USGBC Hawaii Chapter Members

KYA Design Group and the USGBC Emerging Professionals are sponsoring a small tour of the UH Manoa Information Technology Building on Friday August 12th 1:30-2:30 pm. The tour will be led by Wendy Meguro of KYA and the facility manager. The tour of the 70,000 s.f. building will include conference rooms, offices, and rooftop mechanical equipment. High performance features include external shading, day lighting, chilled beams, building management system dashboard, storm water infiltration, etc. Space is extremely limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your space. We will meet in the lobby.

RSVP here

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Summit
Aug
9
8:30am 8:30am

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Summit

Advancing Practice and Policy for Green Communities

Please join us for this dynamic and important summit focused on practice, policy, and visions for managing stormwaters across Hawaii's urban communities.  There are real difficulties in addressing stormwater infrastructure needs for resolving growing water quality and quantity challenges.  Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is a developing field of practice and management of water quality and quantity, and more and more becoming required by regulations and plans.  This program brings together leaders and experts from Hawai'i and the continental U.S. to advance practice and policy, and achieve multiple goals around green and livable communities, and water quality and quantity management.

More information - http://sbcd.seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/green-stormwater-infrastructure-summit

Registration - https://www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/conference/gsm2016.asp

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Webinar: Energy Modeling for Decision Confidence *FREE*
Jul
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Webinar: Energy Modeling for Decision Confidence *FREE*

Join us for this FREE 1 hour, AIA (HSW) & GBCI Credit Approved webinar event!

July 26th: 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST; 12:00 - 1:00 (HST)

July 28th: 10:00am - 11:00am PST; 7:00 - 8:00 am (HST)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-modeling-for-decision-confidence-webinar-free-tickets-26447369795?aff=erelpanelorg

Course Description:

We all know that having the right information earlier produces substantially superior results. Systematic early design energy modeling assists design teams and owners by clarifying the decision space, and brings relevant information to the discussion. Students will discover the replicable methods to produce better information sooner, as well as the incentive programs that will subsidize these best practices. Building energy modeling and distributed generation systems will be covered so students will have all tools necessary to push for net zero building designs.

Presenter:

Mike is a results-driven energy engineer with more than eight years of consulting experience. As GBS’ Senior Energy Modeler, he develops energy models that provide cost saving insights and inform design decisions. His background in mechanical engineering and clean generation allows him to translate technical details into meaningful data. He has in-depth expertise in energy efficient LEED design. His demonstrated success in project management and energy analysis studies has resulted in new lines of business and expanded technical service offerings. Michael is noted for the ability to manage multiple functions, identify critical issues, and implement cost-effective solutions. Fiercely committed to transparency and providing actionable results, he repeatedly grows contracts into ongoing relationships.

FAQ:

Q: How can I access the webinar?

A: Access information will be provided in the confirmation page after you have registered for this online event.

Q: How will I report my continuing education credit for this webinar?

A: During and/or following the webinar, we will ask for your full name and AIA member number in order to report attendance. A GBCI number will be provided so that you can successfully self-report your credit hour through your USGBC account.

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Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment
Jul
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment

  • University of Hawaii - School of Architecture (map)
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July 13, 6:30-8:00 PM, Architecture Auditorium - FREE and open to the public

Join us for the first of four Sakamaki Extraordinary Lectures! Thoughtful design of buildings and landscapes can dramatically impact how we consume fossil fuel energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as reduce potable water consumption, which is becoming increasingly limited in quality and quantity. The speakers will discuss their personal experience designing exemplary buildings as well as landscapes that serve as water infrastructure systems showcasing ecosystem services and triple bottom-line benefits. In addition, they will discuss adaptive measures of 21st century design for buildings and their sites to manage the effects of climate change including both sea level rise and changes in weather patterns. 

Wendy Meguro, LEED AP BD+C, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Building & Community Design, UHM School of Architecture and UH Sea Grant College Program

Lauren Carter-Roth Venu, Founding Principal and President, Roth Ecological Design Int. LLC

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UH Sustainable Summer Day
Jun
26
11:00am11:00am

UH Sustainable Summer Day

In advance of the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawaiʻi 2016, UH Mānoa Summer Sessions, administered by Outreach College, will offer an array of programs, certificate programs, hands-on environmental activities, films, lectures, and a Sustainable Summer Day focusing on conservation and sustainability.

Spend a day participating in conservation related activities, learn about local conservation efforts and achievements, and meet our local sustainability champions. Come visit the USGBC Hawaii booth!

https://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer/sustainable2016.asp

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VERGE Hawaii
Jun
21
to Jun 23

VERGE Hawaii

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village (map)
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The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with GreenBiz Group to launch VERGEHawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute.

Registration – https://www.greenbiz.com

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May
16
to May 26

LEED AP Building Operations and Maintenance Training ONLINE

ONLINE Course:   Register

With this LEED AP Building Operations and Maintenance training, you will learn the requirements and calculations required for the following LEED credits: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. Completing this course will prepare you for the exam to become a LEED AP professional. Online class can be viewed synchronously in real time with class participation, or online at a convenient time of your choosing.

Type:          Online Course
Days:          Mondays and Thursdays
Time:          3:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates:         May 16, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Contact Hours:    8.0;   Number of Sessions: 4
Location:    Online through University of Hawaii Maui College
Course Fee - General non-credit:    $295.00
CEUs:    0.8 CEUs

Register Here

Instructors:

John Bendon
John Bendon is the founding principal of Green Building Hawaii and is a leader in Hawaii in the fields of green building and energy efficiency.  John holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in LEED Homes, Certified Energy Rater under RESNET, and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Alex de Roode
Alex de Roode is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at the University of Hawaii-Maui College. He develops and directs SLIM programs and projects, including non-credit certification training programs in various areas of sustainability. Alex has a MSc in bioresource engineering, a LEED AP Operations + Maintenance accreditation, and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Hawaii Assoc. of County Building Officials 2016: "Hawaii is a Special Place"

Get up to speed on upcoming Building, Electrical, or Plumbing Code/Water Conservation/Gray Water code changes by attending either of these all day seminars.

Cost: $249 - One track, one day; $498 - Two tracks, two days. Participants have a choice of attending either Monday's or Tuesday's seminar. Continental Breakfast, lunch and a code book will be provided. 

Register by March 14, 2016. Email questions and registration to: 2012IBCHonolulu@gmail.com

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Mar
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

LEED Green Associate Training

LeadingGREEN instructor, Lorne Mlotek, LEED BD+C, O+M,  will be leading a half day seminar to help prepare attendees for the LEED Green Associate exam. 

Cost: $200 for full time students and USGBC chapter members or $300 for non-members.
Registration – http://leadinggreen.ca/hawaiiweekend
To download flyer with more information: https://www.docdroid.net/nrdJz6g/leed-v4-poster-hweekend-2016.pdf.html

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Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit
Mar
10
to Mar 12

Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit

The 4th Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit will take place on March 10-12, 2016, and will continue setting the course for 21st century campus sustainability. 

The summit will be held at the East West Center’s world-renown Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, and will focus on:

Strategic energy management
Sustainability curriculum development
Capacity building & training for planning & facilities staff
Development of campus sustainability plans
Peer networking & learning
Leadership development

For more info: http://web.hawaii.edu/sustainabilitysummit/

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Feb
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Expert Lecture: Living Future Institute’s JUST program

Feb 18, 5:30-7:30pm  at the Center for Architecture
 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100  Honolulu, HI  96813

Cost / Registration:
$10 for Members and Non-Members.  Please register online in advance for food/drinks coordination.  Co-sponsored by Living Future Institute.
Advanced registration required online at www.aiahonolulu.org or cash at the door (no billing).

Event Information:
As part of the monthly General Membership Meetings and in collaboration with the Living Building Challenge Hawaii Collaborative and USGBC Hawaii Chapter, AIA Honolulu presents Francis Janes, program manager for Living Future Institute’s JUST program.

Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the JUST Program is a robust social justice transparency platform and disclosure tool. The JUST Program can be viewed as a "nutrition label" for socially responsible organizations, institutions and corporations. The JUST Label provides at-a-glance information about an organization's progress in key social justice categories such as diversity, equity, safety, employee benefit, local benefit and community stewardship. When organizations participate in the JUST Program, organizations can test how they are really doing in reference to these social justice metrics and, as a result, may choose to work towards greater social justice and equity in the workplace.
Continuing Education: 1 AIA LUand 1 USGBC CE Hour
Questions? Please contact:
Jennifer Harada Okino: jenniferh@lai-hawaii.com

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Feb
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Mastering the One-Page Proposal for Energy Projects

Feb. 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professionals

Carrier Offices, 2060 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

It takes focus and discipline to produce a great project proposal – one that not only captures your prospect’s attention, but also motivates action. A winning proposal resonates with the reader's values. It emphasizes the "why" more than the "what" or "how." In this half-day workshop, you’ll discover the key elements of a one-page proposal, learn how to distill your project into a compelling single page, and have the opportunity to have your own sample proposal constructively critiqued. If you've ever had a worthwhile proposal rejected -- or worse yet, ignored -- you need to attend this workshop! Continuing Education Credits: TBD.

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

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Feb
11
9:00am 9:00am

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Making Efficiency Work in Landlord/Tenant Settings

Feb. 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professionals

Carrier Offices, 2060 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

 It can be challenging to get energy projects approved in landlord/tenant settings given the many different lease types that define “who pays” versus “who benefits,” myths surrounding “split incentives,” and other issues.   As the title suggests, this workshop provides a roadmap for making efficiency happen in these complex settings. You’ll learn strategies and tactics that not only increase your odds of getting a “yes,” but also shorten the approval process. You’ll leave this session with the skills and insights needed to advance efficiency effectively in landlord/tenant settings. Continuing Education Credits: TBD.

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

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Feb
10
9:00am 9:00am

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively)

Feb. 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM - $495 Free for qualified* professionals

Carrier Offices, 2060 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

Most decisions are emotional decisions, and making energy-efficiency purchases and making the commitment to dedicate time and resources to enhance efficiency are no exception. Whether you’re selling efficiency solutions or seeking project approvals, understanding what factors play a role in the decision-making process and knowing how to build rapport with key stakeholders vastly increase your odds of success. Learning to S.E.E. is a “pasta sampler” version of the more comprehensive five-day Efficiency Sales Professional™ (ESP™) Certificate Program. It provides the insights, focus, and skills you need to grow your market share, revenues, and profitability. Continuing Education Credits: AIA - 6 LU/HSW hours; GBCI - 6 CEs; BPI - 2 CEs.

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

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Feb
9
10:30am10:30am

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects & Hands-on Lab

Feb. 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM - $495 Free for qualified* professionals

DoubleTree Alana Waikiki, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815

It is much easier to secure funding for a proposed energy-saving project if all of the associated costs and benefits are properly quantified and the resulting financial return is compelling. This class will cover several approaches to calculating a project’s returns as well as the pros and cons of using various financial metrics when requesting capital. Students will learn how to model expected cash outflows and inflows over time, how to calculate a project's present value and other financial metrics, and how to generate compelling capital budgeting requests. In addition, this workshop will include a hands-on lab, providing attendees with an opportunity to apply these concepts to real-life projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device that is compatible with MS Excel. Continuing Education Credits: AIA: 5 HSW/LUs

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

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Feb
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Expert Lecture: Susannah Drake of dlandstudio

Next Monday, Feb 8, Ms. Susannah Drake, FASLA, RLA, RA, principal of dlandstudio will speak on "The Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructures: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology."  She will discuss topics such as: green infrastructure storm water management strategies, open space under elevated transportation structures, adaptation to sea level rise and severe storms, federal policies and more.

University of Hawaii School of Architecture auditorium

Monday Feb 8 @ 6pm with reception to follow

*free*

For more information on Ms. Drake and dlandstudio, visit http://www.dlandstudio.com


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Feb
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Making Efficiency Happen

Feb. 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professionals

DoubleTree Alana Waikiki, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815

As the title suggests, this workshop provides a roadmap for making efficiency happen. The process starts with formulating the justification for improving building energy performance, and rallying the support of capital budgeting and other internal stakeholders. The next steps are finding the energy services resources needed to accomplish the improvements, and identifying and capturing any available “free money” to help fund the campaign. The final steps are measuring the results, and marketing successes – both internally (to support more projects) and externally (to enhance public relations, attract/retain tenants and customers, etc.). Continuing Education Credits: TBD.

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

 

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Feb
8
9:00am 9:00am

Hawaii Energy Workshop: Taking Control Of Your Energy Use

Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professionals

DoubleTree Alana Waikiki, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Energy is not a fixed cost. This class will explore a variety of topics that together will plot a course to more effective energy management: the difference between “what IS” and “what COULD BE”; the range of “behavioral,” “low/no-cost,” and “capital intensive” approaches available to building owners and managers; best practices for identifying audit approaches and professionals; measuring what you hope to manage, setting targets, and documenting your progress; and, building internal support for projects. Continuing Education Credits: TBD

Taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

Seats for these free workshops are extremely limited: www.hawaiienergyworkshops.com

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LEED Education Webinar
Dec
10
12:00pm12:00pm

LEED Education Webinar

Webinar: The Pragmatics of Integrating Building Material Health into Projects

Earn GBCI continuing education hours by attending our monthly webinar brown bag events. Free and open to the public. BYO lunch.

Webinar description:
Presenters:
John Amatruda, RA, LEED Fellow, BREEAM International Assessor
Principal, Vidaris, Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut
Bill Walsh, J.D., LL.M.
Executive Director, Healthy Building Network, Washington, District of Columbia
Moderator(s):
Amanda Kaminsky, LEED AP
Senior Sustainability Manager, The Durst Organization, New York, New York

Weaving more in-depth health considerations into our building material selections requires an evolution of thinking from our traditional project teams, as well as new resources, tools and processes. In this session, three key collaborators – a Developer, Architect/sustainable materials consultant, and healthy products expert describe their experiences working together on recent high-rise residential/mixed use projects where materials were extensively reviewed for health considerations. Issues to be discussed include: 1) early education of project teams on the importance of materials and health; 2) process for design team research and reporting on materials; 3) use of expert consulting to vet products and develop appropriate specifications; 4) manufacturer outreach; 5) construction team procurement issues; and 6) marketing accomplishments to prospective residents and tenants. Material health expertise integrated in the right way at the right phases enables health to be prioritized alongside other environmental considerations, as well as cost, performance, aesthetics, and schedule. The result can be a significant elimination of avoidable hazards, leading to more holistically healthy, sustainable buildings. In addition, a more focused emphasis on material health can progressively alter the working methods of design teams and, ultimately, the formulations of materials we all use to create our built environments.

Learning Objectives: 

Owners will be better aware of realistic material health goals in the current marketplace, and how to structure project teams for successful analysis and purchasing of healthier products.
Design and Construction Teams will gain increased understanding of how their roles will evolve to include this new set of considerations for project documents and schedule.
Manufacturers will better understand project teams’ increasing priority of health-based considerations for their products, and will learn more about the forms of data sought from them to demonstrate health.
Project Teams will better understand how to use available tools to evaluate and communicate the healthfulness of the building materials used in their projects.

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