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Thursday, May 12

10:30am PDT

Cutting Edge Technologies: Balancing Energy & Comfort
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

In both design and operation, and traditional and green buildings, comfort and efficiency are often seen in opposition to each other. However, with new technologies that harness innovative materials, sensor networks, and more, it is now possible to achieve new heights of comfort and efficiency together. How do we analyze the synergies or incompatibilities of these technologies within a system? How do we maximize the use new technologies to their fullest potential? Through a participatory charrette, participants will learn to create value derived from “smart building” technologies to balance both energy efficiency and human comfort in their own projects.

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avatar for Lindsay Baker

Lindsay Baker

VP Business Development, Building Robotics
Ms. Lindsay Baker serves as Vice President of of Business Development at Building Robotics, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Research and Marketing. Ms. Baker is Building Robotics' building industry expert, leading relationship building and research for BR. An established... Read More →
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David Lehrer

Communications Director / Researcher, Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
David holds a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining CBE, David acquired over 10 years of experience as a designer and architect. David has been an adjunct faculty member at... Read More →
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Lance Piper

Business Development Manager, Big Ass Fans
Lance Piper, LEED Green Associate, is a business development manager at fan manufacturer Big Ass Fans, where he explores long-term growth opportunities in new construction. Prior to his current role, Piper developed a team of national architect and engineering specialists for the... Read More →
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Brandon Tinianov

Sr Director, Business Development, View
Dr. Tinianov currently serves as a Senior Director at View and also as the Principal Investigator for the CEC/PIER Zero Net Energy commercial office demonstration. His career in product innovation and strategy for the construction industry have spanned various building systems including... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Westin: Pike

1:30pm PDT

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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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

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

3:15pm PDT

Net Zero Energy Healthcare Facilities
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

During Living Future 2015, attendees were challenged with who would be the first LBC Certified project in the Healthcare field. Michael Weller, a Senior Energy Analyst with Glumac, will discuss strategies for achieving Net Zero Energy design for healthcare facilities through several case studies, including two medical office buildings that targeted net-zero energy during design. The panel will address design challenges and lessons learned, and present a case for the importance of sustainable healthcare facilities and what the future holds.

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Staci Ashcraft

Mechanical Designer, Glumac
Staci Ashcraft is the Collaborative Facilitator for the Orange County, CA, Collaborative. She advocates sustainable design and community collaboration as a mechanical designer. Her project experience has included assisting on several new healthcare facilities and provided recommendations... Read More →
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Michael Weller

Senior Energy Analyst, Glumac
Michael leads the team of energy analysts in Glumac’s Irvine, California office where they work collaboratively with architects, engineers, and building owners to deliver energy efficient building solutions. His project experience has included providing energy modeling and energy-cost... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Pike
Friday, May 13

10:30am PDT

How LBC Plays with WELL: Creating Happiness in the Workplace
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

All across the globe there is a strong desire to be happy, healthy and more productive within the workplace. We will explore Biophilia and the critical link between human and environmental health and review how and why owners should pursue multiple certifications using a case study of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. It’s the only building in the world to meet both LBC and WELL Platinum certification! This interactive session is targeted at anyone interested in creating change within their built environment to be healthy, happy and ultra-productive. It will offer you transformational solutions based around the WELL 3rd party Certification.

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Dr. Elizabeth Baca

Senior Health Advisor, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
Dr. Elizabeth Baca is passionate about innovations to foster total health and well-being. She currently serves as the Senior Health Advisor in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). She is engaged in innovation in the public sector to foster health through multiple... Read More →
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Anthony Bernheim

Sustainability Manager, The Allen Group, LLC
On the forefront of sustainability, reimagining physical environment and its impact on human and global wellbeing, Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a visionary and respected leader in smart, energy efficient, high performance building. He has devoted his career to pioneering... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Bochart

Sonja Bochart

Principal, Interior Designer, Sonja Bochart LLC
Sonja Bochart is a wellness interior designer with over twenty years of experience creating spaces for both human and ecological health. Her portfolio includes educational, health, cultural and corporate spaces, including major clients and projects that have achieved the Living Building... Read More →
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Adam Meltzer

Sustainability Consultant, Green Building Services
Adam is a creative thinker who marries over seven years’ experience in the field of sustainability with a deep arts background. A recent transplant from Los Angeles, he is committed to the built environment, bringing analytical and creative abilities that allow him to find innovative... Read More →
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Richard Piacentini

Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the first building to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Building Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES... Read More →
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Phil Williams

Executive Director, Project Delivery, Delos
Phil has spent 30 years in the commercial design, engineering and construction industry most recently for the past 12 years as a Vice President with Webcor Builders where we initiated and lead the Sustainability, Engineering and Consulting groups. He currently serves as the Industry... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Westin: Pike

1:30pm PDT

Finding Circadian Rhythms in Base Zero Lighting Design
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

Light is essential to human experience. It enables our perception of form, color, and texture. Light is critical to health and well-being through its influence on circadian rhythms that impact our energy, mood, and productivity. This session will highlight findings from a multi-year study on circadian functioning in office buildings, and describe the concept of “base zero” lighting design. State-of-the-art analysis pathways will illustrate how to approach the design of a healthy and resource efficient “lighting ecosystem.” This interactive session will enlist participants in actively applying lighting design techniques that start from zero and maximize daylighting efficacy, supplemented by energy efficient electric light as needed for visual tasks, circadian functioning and architectural expression; resulting in healthy, comfortable, and impactful spaces.

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Ed Clark

Associate, ZGF Architects
Edward Clark is a passionate green professional who revels in building science and leans heavily upon guidance from natural systems to apply the most applicable solution for every project, pushing for innovation without reinventing the wheel. Analysis in professional practice has... Read More →
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Emilie Hagen

Associate Director, Atelier Ten
Emilie Hagen LEED BD+C is an expert in building performance with over a decade of experience in the application of advanced building analysis including façade optimization, shading analysis, net zero water and energy, resiliency, and carbon management, and is director in charge of... Read More →
avatar for Judith Heerwagen

Judith Heerwagen

Research Psychologist, US General Services Administration
Judith Heerwagen is an environmental psychologist whose work focuses on behavioral, psychosocial and health impacts of buildings and on translating research into design guidance. She is a research psychologist with the US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance... Read More →
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Mark Loeffler

Director, Atelier Ten
For over 25 years Mark Loeffler has practiced lighting and daylighting design emphasizing integrated and resourceful design to enhance the visual experience and energy performance of sustainable buildings. Mark is a director of Atelier Ten, a professional member of the IALD, a member... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Pike

3:15pm PDT

Living with Water in Boston

Track: Water, Health + Vitality

The Living with Water competition, set forth by the City of Boston, acknowledged that for the first time in human history, external environmental conditions will change significantly over the course of a building’s lifespan. The goal in designing for these conditions was to encompass five broad design principles: design for resilience, create double-duty solutions, strengthen community resilience, incentivize and institutionalize preparedness, and phase plans over time. This session will examine how this can be done at numerous scales, including the building, district, and infrastructure level. 

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Shawn Hesse

Architect / Sustainability Consultant, emersion DESIGN
Shawn leads the Boston office of emersion DESIGN, where his work focuses on integrating sustainability into design and policy decisions for civic and cultural institutions throughout the country.  He has consulted with Fortune 1,000 businesses, universities, and government policy... Read More →
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Jim Newman

Principal and Director of Metrics, Linnean Solutions
Jim is a founder and principal of Linnean Solutions, which provides EcoDistrict management, environmental analysis services, resilience planning, and tracks environmental impacts for organizations. He has led Linnean for 5 years, and before that, was Director of Strategy and Business... Read More →
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Jennifer Sutherby

Associate/Architect, NBBJ
Jennifer Sutherby joined NBBJ in 2009 after completing her Master’s of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She brings a breadth of experience to the design and construction team having completed renovations on residential, civic, religious and academic buildings prior... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Pike