LEED Safety First Pilot Credits for Re-Entering,
Cleaning, and Disinfecting Buildings
An Overview and a View to Date of the LEED Safety First Pilot Credits
LEED Safety First Pilot Credits are provided in direct response to COVID-19. The Safety First Pilot Credits focus on the safety of those working in the building as it is re-occupied. They are based on current, known information and may change as new science emerges about the virus and how it is transmitted.
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Kenneth J. Filarski will lead this evening program, Tuesday, February 09, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. COVID-19 has made us acutely aware of our workspaces, schools, stores, and that the places where we live, are three dimensional environments influenced by how we move through those spaces and by time. Together, we will take a look at re-entering and using our spaces, the air in our spaces, what we touch in our spaces and ask, "Are we doing enough?" "Where do we go from here?" and "How do we shape and form our post-COVID ecology?"
Kenneth J. Filarski, FAIA, LEED FELLOW, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP, AICP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB
Ken is Principal and Founder of FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE +PLANNING+RESEARCH, an integrated architecture and planning, ecology design studio and research workshop, recognized with national, regional, and state awards in multiple disciplines, in Rhode Island.
Holistic and multi-disciplinary in mindset and design, Ken is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Fellow of the U.S. Green Building Council being one of a very few professionals in the world honored and recognized with these prestigious dual Fellowships. Other multidisciplinary credentials include being a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design and Construction, one of the very first SITES Accredited Professionals in the world, an AICP Certified Planner, and a Certified Flood Plain Manager.
Ken is a founding faculty member of the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation. Ken is the AIA Disaster Assistance Coordinator for the State of Rhode Island and the New England Region. He is a co-author of the AIA "Re-occupancy Assessment Tool V1.0, V2.0, V3.0" addressing COVID-19 and other COVID-19 response guidelines The "Tool" has been adopted by the USGBC as one of the initial Safety First Pilot LEED Credits.
Honored by Clean Water Action as their prestigious Environmental Advocate of the Year in 2018, the award marked the only time it was given to a person in the design or construction community. He has presented his work and LEED, LEED for Neighborhood Development, SITES, and the "Re-occupancy Assessment Tool" at national conventions and global forums of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Association of State Flood Plain Managers, in addition to numerous regional and state presentations across the country.
Founder and Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council RI, he co-authored the historic Rhode Island Green Buildings Act with RI being the first state incorporating LEED into public law. Ken then authored and was responsible for the historic amendments to the Green Buildings Act wherein LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES - The Sustainable Sites Initiative became public law, Rhode Island being the only State to do so.
Submitted for AIA CES credit approval
Eligible for 1 GBCI CE self-reported hours
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Virtual event via Zoom.
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