Voices for Change: Leveraging Various Certifications for Regenerative Design

While certifications are crucial to pushing the limits of sustainable construction, validating investments, and providing quality assurance, they sometimes risk a narrowed viewpoint, shifting priorities towards meeting a prescribed matrix and away from big picture values better benefitting building occupants and the environment. This presentation showcases individual projects and lessons learned from pursuing single and multiple certifications (LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House and WELL), and how they can be leveraged to create truly regenerative buildings. A group of women architects from different backgrounds will analyze individual certification standards to advocate for a more holistic and collaborative way of thinking.

Event Time: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:45am

Room / Location: 

The Innovation Space

CEU Credits: 

AIA: 1.25 LU
BPI: 1.25 Credit Hours
GBCI: 1.5 Credit Hours (ID+C, BD+C)
PHIUS: 1 Credit Hour
RESNET: 5.5 Credit Hours for full conference attendance

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare various certification standards and describe how the combination of multiple building standards can enhance the design process and outcome.
  • Recognize ways to reduce operational carbon and embodied carbon through design analysis.
  • Draw on lessons learned when considering future project possibilities, including how to ensure that projects address health and just communities.
  • Advocate for a holistic approach which fosters communication, collaboration and value sharing within and beyond project teams.

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