August Forum: Sustainable Healthcare Design

August 2, 2012

Healthcare facilities may be considered behemoths when it comes to energy consumption. They are reportedly second only to manufacturing buildings in energy intensity and are very costly to operate. Building professionals and the LEED for Healthcare rating system have helped to address energy efficiency in healthcare while simultaneously creating environments that promote well-being for its occupants.  Please join GreenHomeNYC for our August forum as we discuss the importance of sustainable healthcare design with building experts and what design strategies they have employed to help create green healthcare buildings.

This forum is free and open to the public.  AIA and BPI credit available.

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Hafele Showroom at 25 East 26th Street, NYC, NY 10010 off Madison Ave.

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Our speakers will include:

Mr. Breeze Glazer of Perkins + Will Breeze is currently a designer and sustainable healthcare research expert at Perkins + Will. He has focused his career on sustainability in architecture. He is passionate about redefining the role and impacts of the built environment on human and ecological health. Breeze has applied this passion and his expertise to a broad variety of projects across a multitude of scales including acute care hospitals, academic medical centers and health clinics, to corporate office renovations and transitional homeless shelters, among others. His research into sustainability covers topics as diverse as alternative energy systems, climate change mitigation, the business case and material health and toxicity, often in collaboration with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. Breeze has been very active in taking an industry-based leadership position in sustainable healthcare design. He frequently shares expertise through live speaking engagements such as the CleanMed and Healthcare Design conferences; webinar-based programs for organizations spanning from the International Design Association to Practice Greenhealth; and authorship for publications such as Environmental Design and Construction magazine and Healthcare Facilities Management magazine. Anastasia Harrison of Gensler Anastasia is the Director of Sustainability at Gensler an award-winning, full-service engineering, architecture and construction management firm. With over 22 years of professional experience in architectural design and LEED consulting, Anastasia’s passion for creating sustainable environments crosses all market types. She has an in-depth working knowledge of the LEED rating systems, and as such, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the USGBC NJ chapter where she currently serves as Chair. Her expertise in construction, design, and corporate sustainability complements her role with project integration and implementation of sustainable design and LEED for the company as well as clients. Rachel Futrell of Columbia University Medical Center Rachel is Columbia University Medical Center’s Associate Director for Energy Management and Sustainability.  Rachel came to Columbia University Medical Center in December 2009. She is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Procurement Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional for Existing Buildings by the US Green Building Council. As Associate Director, Rachel built and now implements CUMC’s Sustainable Energy Master Plan, which supports the goal of 30% greenhouse gas emissions on the campus by 2025.  She also takes an active role in advising sustainable and energy efficient construction methods, design, and equipment in both new construction and renovation across the Medical Center Campus.