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Thursday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Visualizing a Net Positive Water Medical Campus
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

Net zero water is always challenging, but it is particularly hard to visualize on technically complex facilities with atypical water flows, and even more so in climates with very limited rainfall. This session explores the potential approaches to a net zero water medical campus, including regulatory hurdles that would need to be overcome. The presenters will outline a range of strategies that could be used to achieve net zero water at both the building and campus scales, tackling hurdles such as climate, healthcare code requirements, current technology limitations, and cultural attitudes toward water reuse. They will share a visual approach to communicating water flows that look to other industries such as medical and aerospace as well as innovations inspired by nature.

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Speakers
avatar for Mara Baum

Mara Baum

Vice President/Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. She oversees sustainability across the healthcare sector and leads HOK’s health and wellness initiatives; her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the creation of a healthy and healing environment. She has been teaching and writing about net zero energy and water for over 15 years, with initiatives for... Read More →
avatar for Fred Betz

Fred Betz

Senior Associate, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Senior member of Affiliated Engineers' Sustainability Practice, Fred Betz, Ph.D., LEED® AP BD+C, is the Lead Sustainable Designer for numerous major healthcare projects. He provides expertise in advanced building systems integration, whole building energy and water simulation, and controls and diagnostics, to many of the most technically complex and energy and water-intensive building projects in the US and abroad. Betz contributed to the... Read More →
avatar for James Kraus

James Kraus

Vice President/Senior Project Designer, HOK
James is a Senior Designer with HOK’s San Francisco studio having recently re-located from New York as a Senior Architect with notable design firm, Grimshaw. His professional experience is focused in the urban realm and spans award-winning national and international projects ranging from transportation facilities, corporate/commercial developments and civic buildings. James is a frequent lecturer, panelist and author on design... Read More →
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Willa Kuh

Director of Planning, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Ms. Kuh is Director of Planning and a member of Affiliated Engineers’ Sustainability Practice. Ms. Kuh assists clients with planning at the campus scale for water conservation, energy management, sustainability and infrastructure development. In design of healthcare and lab facilities, she articulates AEI’s approach and guides its strategy for efficient water use. She is a leader of AEI’s commitment to excel at designing to... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pike