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Sustainable Design Best Practices and Developing Greater Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. It is one of the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings.
If you are facing challenges managing unpredictable energy and operational costs, market pressure to embrace improved resiliency and sustainability performance in your buildings, grounds, corporate or institutional campus, this presentation by expert speaker Stephen M. Frey will offer insight on ways to develop greater resilience to the impacts of climate change while helping to adapt and mitigate its effects.
Understand how to plan ahead using sustainability thinking frameworks to create higher performing, more sustainable buildings, site and workplace operations while improving morale and well-being in your communities, workplaces, schools and beyond. This ideal beginning to intermediate level presentation is suitable for those unfamiliar or relatively familiar with sustainable facility planning and energy efficiency.
- Managing risk: Why climate change matters and why not doing anything is a problem. The Paris Accords, increasing socio-political and environmental unpredictability.
- Improve Resiliency: The value of resiliency thinking and sustainability planning.
- The Opportunities: Reduce exposure to unpredictable risk, improve facility and campus wide energy costs and operations, and improve building performance, productivity, and well-being of building users.
- Value driven design and planning: A methodology to help organizations choose the right level of performance and value reinforcing key values, mission and purpose.
- Sustainability assessment methods: Quick history of how they came about, value of third party assessment systems, an overview of prevalent international and regional systems.
- LEED certification in detail: Program types, general process, risks, opportunities, key players, project soft and hard costs, brand and marketing opportunities.
- Best practices for planning and operations: Tips and concepts including integrated planning and design, continuous learning, creating corporate social responsibility and/or social enterprise related long term facility and site improvement goals and metrics, alternative work strategies, thinking of and managing real estate differently.
- Example buildings: A snapshot of a handful of early standout buildings, and today’s cutting edge facilities exploring the edge of what’s possible in sustainable design and resiliency thinking.
- Why sustainable design best practices matter to organizations large and small in their commercial buildings and operations?
- Know the Values Driven Design process that will help leverage your organizational mission, values, project goals and objectives to assist you in selecting the best path forward.
- The benefits of pursuing certification in third party verification systems and a general overview of the most prevalent, including:
- The US Green Building Council (USGBC)
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programs
- The Living Building Challenge
- US Energy Star and regional programs
- The LEED Certification program and its various options managed through the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Who Should Attend
- Environmental consultants and attorneys
- Construction site supervisors
- State and local regulators
- Facility managers
- Building owners and others
- Director of Facility Management
- Real Estate Property Manager
- Environmental Specialists
- EHS Managers