USGBC Hampton Roads Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

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Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

Continuing Education: 1.5 GBCI CEUs for LEED Accredited Professionals, AIA credit

This program is appropriate for architects, specifiers, professional engineers, building owners, building managers, corporate accounts and building inspectors. This program is basic and meets the needs of professionals at every experience level.

Presenter: Monica Rokicki-Guajardo, LEED AP BD+C, EBO+M, BPI, WELL AP, HHE

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WELL…now what?

Another certification? Don’t we have enough with LEED? This presentation will show why a 180 degree re-orientation to a building occupant perspective - focusing on indoor health and well-being - is the perfect corollary to build a truly sustainable building. We’ll take a look at the new WELL Building Standard from Delos, as well as an emerging standard focusing on existing homes, the Healthy Home Evaluation from the Building Performance Institute. Attendees will gain insights into the ways that we can measure and verify the benefits of green building and indoor quality, the ways these benefits map onto the human body and mind, and some pragmatic ways to start thinking about these insights in your own home, workplace and practice.

Presenter Bio:

Monica is passionate about "architecture that listens”. She founded of Better Building Works in Roanoke, VA to help clients implement high ROI building improvements and sustainable design with a building science approach.

Ms. Rokicki has over twenty years of design and building science experience. She has designed, managed and verified a full range of residential, commercial and industrial projects, most of them in Virginia. She has successfully navigated projects through a number of certification processes, including LEED, Earthcraft Virginia, Energy Star and return-on-investment based performance assessments. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Houston. Monica has served as Executive Director of an International Center for the Solution of Environmental Problems, and held a variety of leadership positions with the US Green Building Council, the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, and many others.

Lunch will be served.

Contact Donna at dwilgus@usgbc.org with questions.

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