Green Design + Human Health + Social Equity

Click here to view a list of program attendees (PDF)

Where are the intersections of health and sustainability?  This lecture delves into two LEED pilot credits that are built upon access to physical activity and nutrition.  Exercise is medicine, as agreed by medical and health professionals globally. The built environment is a key part of promoting exercise.

A new pilot credit called “Design for Active Occupants” will demonstrate ways to expend human energy rather than fossil fuel through active design.  Urban Agriculture reduces food miles traveled, increases resiliency and improves nutrition. The “Local Food Production” pilot credit was also launched in 2013.

Included in the presentation are three new social equity credits launched since Greenbuild 2014 to augment how green buildings positively impact communities.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Examine the “Design for Active Occupants” LEED Pilot Credit.
  • Demonstrate ways to expend human energy rather than fossil fuel through active design as called for in the “Design for Active Occupants” LEED Pilot Credit.
  • Determine how urban agriculture increases resiliency and improves nutrition.
  • Examine how three new social equity LEED credits launched since Greenbuild 2014 augment how green buildings positively impact communities.
  • Examine the “Local Food Production” LEED Pilot Credit.

Joyce LeeSPEAKER: Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, IndigoJLD, (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Joyce is president of IndigoJLD providing green health, design and planning services on leading edge projects. She has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health and one of the first LEED accredited professionals in New York City. Joyce served under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg. She was the Chief Architect at the New York City OMB overseeing the survey of major city-owned buildings and waterfronts with the goals of enhancing long-term planning and identifying green design and development opportunities. She was then the first Active Design Director, with a focus on design excellence, in New York City before relocating with her family to Michigan. Recently, one of her programs enjoyed the support of two Great Lakes state governors in Michigan and Illinois. Joyce currently sits on the Advisory Council at the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health and the Global Environment.

The Active Design Guidelines, a publication she co-authored, had won recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as the Sustainable Building Industry Council. Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards including the Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Public Architect award from the American Institute of Architects New York, and the Aga Khan Award from Harvard/MIT.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2 GBCI CE LEED Specific (BD+C) Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 am

WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 N. Warson Rd. 63132

FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC, APA and NOMA Members; $45/Non-members

REGISTER: Click Here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Green Design + Human Health + Social Equity event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

Comments are closed.