Stream 1: Transitioning to LEED v4: The Path to Continuous Improvement
Meeting Room 11
The Power of Environmental Surfing for Human Health and Environmental Resiliency
LEED Specific (BD+C, ID+C)
Master Speaker: Vivian Loftness, University Professor and Paul Mellon Chair of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Description: The built environment is integral with human health and environmental resiliency. A wide range of design decisions from land use and transportation, to daylighting, natural ventilation and views, from building systems, to materials and maintenance, will impact our respiratory, visual, audial, digestive, circulatory, musculo-skeletal, and nervous systems as well as our mental and social health. The evidence is convincing: healthy buildings and communities are designed to surf the environment for sustainable access to comfort, healthy air, clean water, material resources, mobility, community and the regenerative powers of nature itself.