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Seminar

USGBC Georgia: Healthy Buildings (Augusta)

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Starts On - February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ends On - February 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
529 Greene Street
Augusta , GA 30901

The WELL Building Standard is changing the way that each specialty within the building industry is focusing on the health and well-being of building occupants. Learn how this new Standard prescribes technological enhancements and performance-based measures that are systemized across seven categories relevant to occupant health in the built environment.

Over 90 percent of our time is spent indoors, so asking questions about how our buildings impact our health and well-being is a natural progression in the growth of the sustainable built environment. For employers, more than 90 percent of the total cost of running or owning a company goes directly towards employee salaries and benefits – not the energy and water use we have been so focused on with LEED and other rating systems. Once these factors are considered, the return on investing in the health and well-being of the building occupants is very clear. The WELL Building Standard has a heavy focus on operations and behavior, but also seeks optimization in other traditional areas such as additional water and air filtration, natural lighting, and an emphasis on materials’ health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will examine the Features included within the WELL Building Standard and how they apply to building occupants through design-, operations-, and behavior-based requirements.
  • Participants will compare Precondition requirements to Optimization requirements.
  • Participants will discuss the reasoning behind the requirements outlined in the WELL Building Standard.
  • Participants will compare the WELL rating system to other rating systems and examine the synergies and differences.