The Built Environment! The How & Why Behind Health & Well Being
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | The Catalyst Loft: 701 Pike St, Suite 2125 Seattle, WA 98101
This presentation provides an overview of the WELL Building Standard ideology, exploring why health and wellness are important in the build environment and strategies for implementation. The medical basis behind each of the seven WELL “Concepts” is introduced along with design and construction strategies for creating healthy buildings. The time has come to bring human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This presentation identifies the WELL Building Standard as a framework for elevating our industry benchmarks while placing these methods in the larger context of addressing human health in a building’s design through operations.
Our featured speaker for this event is Elaine Aye, she brings over 30 years’ experience, including 17 years in the green building industry, to her leadership role at GBS. She has spearheaded national green building milestones with an emphasis on efficient design through operations of existing buildings. Her extensive background in interior design and architectural discipline gives her a unique perspective on occupant behavior and building operations. She combines this insight with a deep understanding of organizational culture to effect widespread change, enhancing both corporate and building sustainability. Since 2000, Elaine has served as an ambassador for the USGBC and GBCI and was awarded the prestigious designation of LEED Fellow in 2012. She is currently both LEED and WELL Faculty. A tireless educator, she is dedicated to the advancement of green building. She has made more than 25 major conference presentations over the last decade and has contributed articles to industry publications. As a consultant, she has been involved with more than 100 green buildings and project teams worldwide and has overseen numerous commissioning projects. She has recently been in talks about a visionary prototype building melding the synergies of WELL, LEED and Net Zero Energy.
This event is 90-minutes in length and includes a meal, presentation, and a panel discussion. Please RSVP below, the event is limited to 40 attendees. We look forward to seeing you.