Learn how the built environment affects human health during a Tuesday, Feb. 28 panel discussion, including Lauren Dufort of the Center for Disease Control, Mary Ayala of Enterprise Communities, and Kelly Worden of USGBC. Following the panel, join LEED Fellow and WELL AP Carlie Bullock-Jones for a WELL Building workshop.
Public Health Informing Design Panel
Time: 8-10 a.m.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Designing for human health from the start of a project can lead to improvements in occupants' physical activity, social engagement, neighborhood cohesion, cognition and productivity.
Hear from our panel of experts on how public health is gaining traction as a design issue.
Tickets: $35 for members and students / $50 for all others
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Continuing education credit: GBCI/AIA CE six hours
This workshop is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings.
Attendees will learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort. The ideology, structure, and certification process of the WELL program are covered in-depth, as well as the health basis for each Feature. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored in detail.
For those seeking to become WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs), this workshop helps attendees begin to prepare for the WELL AP exam.
Tickets: $250 for members and students / $350 for all others