Stream 3 - Getting in on the Ground Floor: Health and Well-being Takes Off

Room 206 B
Driven by the next version of LEED v4 focus on materials and health, global efforts supported by the WorldGBC and the International Living Well Building Institute (with its WELL Building Standard®), the interest in health and well-being and green buildings has taken a leap into the consciousness of designers and building owners over the last two years. The WELL Building Standard is identifying new aspirations and ambitious targets to improve the health and well-being at places of work, study and at home. This stream provides an opportunity to learn about the leading projects in Canada with regard to design, implementation and demonstrated benefits to employers, building owners and end users. Understanding of linkages to LEED credits and certified projects along with the availability and performance of materials/products as required under LEED v4 will also be discussed.

Conference delegates will be given access to PowerPoint presentations which will be posted to the website over the next two weeks.

Tuesday, June 7

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Supporting Healing and Inspiring Health through Innovative Green Buildings

Presented by: Jeff Long, Project Superintendent, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Jackie Eli, Senior Director, Rehabilitative Care and Complexity Medicine, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Description: Part of the Sinai Health System, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare encompasses a 680,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art health facility and the 150-year old restored Don Jail. In this session, learn how Bridgepoint and PCL Constructors Canada Inc. partnered to build the hospital’s vision of a campus of wellness for patients living with complex health conditions through the collaborative expertise of healthcare professionals and the design-build team to deliver a purpose-built facility that has operationalized a new model of clinical care to support recovery, provide adequate treatment and therapy spaces for patients and families, and support workflow for clinical teams.

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Pursuing WELL: A Tale of Perspective and Partnership

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Barbara Ciesla, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting, People+Place, Jones Lang LaSalle; David Hoffman, General Manager, Cadillac Fairview; Martha MacInnis, Design Director, TD Bank Group
Description: The WELL Building Standard has quickly become one of the most intriguing standards in the real estate marketplace. It works to support and enhance every businesses biggest cost – its people. In this session, learn how TD Bank and Cadillac Fairview worked together as tenant and landlord in pursuit of the WELL Building Standard, how they did it, what they achieved, and how this journey enhanced both of their respective organizations. It is a tale of twists and turns, varying perspectives and one that exemplifies the power of partnership and collaboration.

4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Designing Circadian Light Systems for Healthier Outcomes (Collaborative Discussion)

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Ed Clark, Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP; Marty Brennan, Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Description:The lighting of workstations, workplaces, and homes play significant roles in achieving adequate exposure to the light resources that influence circadian rhythms, the primary synchronizer of our body clock to local time on Earth. When daylight may not be sufficient, electric lighting, coupled with colour shifting components, can supplementally support circadian entrainment. This session will cover basic concepts of circadian rhythms and spectral light, and how to how to use lighting software to investigate luminous environments that promote circadian entrainment to improve productivity and well-being.

Wednesday, June 8

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Better Health through Greener Buildings

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Kathy Gerwig, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente (Master Speaker)
Description:  Designing and building facilities that are good for the planet and for the well-being of people who work in them has enormous potential. Kaiser Permanente has made the health of the natural environment a part of its approach to providing quality, affordable health care. By addressing environmental stressors that affect communities as a whole, we can also create healthier places for individuals. Examples include cleaner energy, non-toxic materials, and minimizing waste. Blurring the lines between the community and the facility with walking paths, gardens, and farmers markets makes healthy and greener activities easier.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LEED for Healthcare and WELL in Canada's North

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: John Lyons,  National Director of Sustainability, DIALOG
Description: The Edson Healthcare Centre is a much needed rural Healthcare facility being constructed on the outskirts of Edson, Alberta. The project scope has expanded to include a continuing care facility and a physician's clinic. Following an Integrated Design approach, the project team is seeking certification under the innovative USGBC LEED for Healthcare 2009 Rating System. Delve into the sustainability aspects of the LEED Silver targeted Edson Healthcare Centre and pay particular emphasis to unique Healthcare credits that speak to the Integrated Design Process, Innovative Materials and Interiors, and the Health/Green Benefits of Green Building and Design. In addition, lessons learned on implementing the Healthcare Rating System through LEED Online will be shared. The project will be used as a model for briefly exploring LEEDv4 for Healthcare certification, and how that will relate to the WELL Standard.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Daylight Autonomy in LEED v4 and WELL

1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Marc Trudeau, Sustainable Building Specialist, Stantec Consulting
Description:  LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard have the same requirements for daylight modelling and spatial daylight autonomy, and these requirements are increasingly applied as targets for Canadian projects.  Spatial daylight autonomy results will be presented for a typical office space in Canadian locations, as modelled using DIVA-for-Rhino.  Join this discussion on how to meet the LEED and WELL requirements in Canadian locations, including north of the Arctic Circle. Model results will be used to show how the daylit area is affected by floor plate depth, window size, and window orientation.

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Health and Wellbeing: We have Lift Off

Presented by: John Alker, Campaign and Policy Director, U.K. Green Building Council
Description: We are seeing the issue of health and wellbeing rise rapidly up the agenda for the real estate sector. Explore some of the key trends driving this and hear arguments for why this is no passing fad. The work of the World Green Building Council's "Better Places for People" campaign will be introduced, highlighting work that is taking place around the international network - focusing on efforts to quantify and make the business case for health, wellbeing and productivity. Crucially, participants will learn what professionals can do to capitalize on the growing levels of interest and help ensure we breakthrough to the mainstream.