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Double Standard: How to Successfully Achieve LEEDv4 and WELL Certification...

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60 State Street 10th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

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Committed to its goal of “shaping a better world” through project designs that achieve outcomes that are both sustainable and healthy, the engineering and consulting firm, Arup, collaborated with Dyer Brown Architects on the design of its new Boston office at 60 State Street. Arup’s certification targets of LEED v4 CI Platinum, WELL Silver and Fitwel were seen as an opportunity to walk the talk and encourage their own clients to opt-in to similarly robust project frameworks. While LEED focuses on strategies that reduce the impact of the built environment on the natural environment through strategies such as reducing energy and water consumption, WELL emphasizes health and wellbeing initiatives to achieve a workplace optimized for people. Arup’s Boston office is the first project in New England to achieve WELL Gold certification, surpassing their initial goal of WELL Silver. This session will include perspectives from the client, project architect, and WELL consultant and will focus on key strategies and lessons learned from the different phases of the project starting from lease considerations all the way through to post-occupancy operation. Lessons learned include topics relating to the early engagement of the design team, building and site selection, employee engagement in pre-planning, facilities management protocols, and adjusting the design and construction schedules to accommodate research, testing, and learning curves associated with the new LEEDv4, WELL and Fitwel requirements.

Learning Objectives:
–Explain how integrated design process beginning with site selection is critical to success.
–Contrast and compare the requirements of LEEDv4, WELL and Fitwel certifications.
–Describe lessons learned in pre-lease, design, construction, and operations phases of a LEEDv4/WELL project.
–Specify the quantifiable benefits resulting from a completed LEEDv4 and WELL project.

Core Competency: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

Panelist Bios:
Mark Walsh-Cooke, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Mark Walsh-Cooke is a principal in Arup’s Boston office. He brings thirty years of experience in mechanical engineering design, analysis, and construction. Mark is responsible for managing and advising multi-disciplinary project teams and designing a range of building services systems. He has particular experience in sustainable, zero net energy, and environmentally responsible design; enhancing the environmental performance of new and existing buildings.

Mark is a member of the Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Advisory Council; a member of the Board of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts; and serves as a Trustee at the Boston Architectural College. He is a frequent speaker on sustainability, zero net energy and high performance buildings.

Jen Taylor, LEED GA
A senior project manager with Dyer Brown, Jen leads projects for universities, property management companies, brokers, and tenants. Taylor earned a Master of Architecture from Northeastern University, after which she began to accrue experience in residential, retail and government work. Taylor excels at creating design opportunities within tight project budgets and schedules. She has been a guest lecturer at the Boston Architectural College and at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Rebecca Hatchadorian, LEEP AP BD+C
Rebecca Hatchadorian is an Associate in the Boston office of Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm. As a sustainability consultant, her portfolio ranges from a 3km boardwalk to a major sports-and-lifestyle complex. She has significant experience with green-building standards, energy master planning, sustainability assessment, and facilitating workshops for clients. Hatchadorian previously worked as an architect, providing a foundation of experience that contributes to her ability to identify multidisciplinary sustainable design solutions.

Public Transportation: Close Proximity to Blue (State, Government Center, Aquarium), Green (Government Center, Park), Orange (State, Downtown Crossing and Red Lines (Park, Downtown Crossing)

Parking: Public parking available in the building (typical Boston parking rates)

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If you won’t be able to make the event, please cancel your registration no less than 24 hours prior to the event to avoid a no show fee.

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