Join us for this special Nooniversity, co-hosted by AIA Kansas City and USGBC Central Plains, about WELL buildings.
The adaptive reuse of 1640 Baltimore was conceived as a mixed-use office and commercial space, designed as a prototype for the studied interaction of four sustainable, site, and wellness standards. The three-story, 43,000-square-foot building would have served as home for the BNIM in Kansas City, and provided an additional 12,000 square feet of leasable space. During the design process, 1640 Baltimore came to be known as "Building Positive: A Four-in-One Prototype" due to its positive attributes of community building.
The workplace was designed as a laboratory for exploration and research while targeting WELL Building Certification, LEEDv4 Platinum certification, Living Building Certification and Sustainable Sites. As a part of these targets, the project was designed with a goal of net-positive energy, producing all of the buildings energy needs on site, plus an additional 5 percent.
The story we will share during this session will focus on how the WELL Building Certification impacted design decisions and served as a tool to navigate other rating systems being evaluated. The Building Positive prototype has changed the way BNIM thinks about design by transforming our High-Performance Integrated Design approach into one that is centered on Human Purposed Integrated Design and the importance of elevating people in and through design.
This program is worth 1 HSW and lunch will be provided.
Thank you to our program sponsor Haworth.