EVENT: HEALTH AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Health and wellness in the built environment is a trending and important topic. We spend on average 90% of our time inside and a majority of businesses spend 90% of their costs on people. Creating a healthy, productive building is critical.
So what is a healthy building? What does designing and building a healthy environment mean?
In this groundbreaking workshop, you will go beyond the typical conversations on health in the built environment to explore how to create healthy environments for people, communities, and ecosystems. Health is complex and multi-faceted. To be truly healthy, we must address our mental, emotional, and psychological health as well as our physical health. As interconnected, social beings this means addressing not just the person, but the community and the ecosystem as well.
Through engaging presentations, inspiring case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will develop a robust understanding of how the built environment affects health at multiple levels. Participants will also learn strategies how things like healthy materials, community building, and biophilic design can be used comprehensively and in concert to create enriching environments in which our whole selves, our communities, and the natural world thrive.
MAIDA GALVEZ, MD, MPH, Children’s Environmental Health Network
ROBIN GUENTHER, Senior Advisor, Healthcare Without Harm | Perkins+Will
DR. MARGARET WHITAKER, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist | ToxServices LLC
From the International Living Future Institute:
AMANDA STURGEON, CEO
JAMES CONNELLY, Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth
DR. GREGORY NORRIS, Chief Scientist
WELCOME: Alison Mears, Parson’s School of Design | 5 minutes
KEYNOTE: Robin Guenther, Senior Advisor, Health Care Without Harm | 20 minutes
PANEL DISCUSSION: Materials Health, Products and Green Chemistry | 60 minutes
Moderator: James Connelly, VP Products and Strategic Growth, ILFI
Panelists: Margaret Whitaker, PhD, Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices | Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
NETWORKING BREAK | 20 minutes
PANEL DISCUSSION: Health and Biophilic Design | 60 minutes
Moderator: Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, ILFI
Panelists: Bill Browning, Founder, Terrapin Bright Green | Vivian Loftness, CMU University
PANEL DISCUSSION: Human Health, Well Being and Equity at the Community Scale | 60 minutes
Moderator: Kathleen Smith, Vice President of LBC, ILFI
Panelists: Maida Galvez, MD, MPH, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital | TBD
CLOSING REMARKS: Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, ILFI | 15 minutes
CREATING BIOPHILIC BUILDINGS BOOK SIGNING: Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, ILFI, author | 30 minutes
Learn how the human health movement connects to broader ecosystem health
Acquire the knowledge to advocate for manufacturing and product selection that boosts human nada environmental health
Learn how building design, including biophilic design, can influence and support human health and productivity
Investigate the different scales of design—personal, community, and ecosystem, and identify opportunities for leveraging them to contribute to a healthy, thriving environment
This event has been pre-approved for the following continuing education credits:
4 LFA hours
4 AIA LU|HSW credits