Summer Coffee Break Series - Green Building Certifications:
WELL Building Design with Abigail Sirevaag
Green buildings are better for people, the environment, and the bottom line. They steward natural resources and lower our environmental impacts. Plus they are healthier places for building occupants, which is especially important as everyone has a heightened awareness of healthy spaces.
During construction, renovation, repurposing, demolition, or occupancy, buildings use energy, water, raw materials, generate waste, and emit emissions. This has prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems aimed at reducing the impact of buildings on the natural environment through more sustainable design principles.
In our 2021 Summer Coffee Break Series, we will explore a variety of different certifications every other Friday, 10:00 - 10:30 am starting May 28 through September 24, 2021. Join your Green Buildings Are Better community for a quick conversation on current green building certifications. See the full list of events below!
Abigail Sirevaag, LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ, Project Coordinator, Edward Jones
Abigail's career so far has provided opportunities for the advancement of sustainability in the areas of interior design and corporate social responsibility. During her tenure in Facilities at Edward Jones, she has had the opportunity to drive corporate sustainability strategy and change. Abigail has a master’s degree in Sustainability from St. Louis University and is an adjunct instructor at Maryville University, teaching an Issues in Sustainable Design Course that reviews general green building design concepts, the LEED rating system, the WELL Building Standard, and serves as high-level preparation for both the LEED Green Associate exam and WELL AP exam.
Abigail currently serves on the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors as a Director at Large and has been a member of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Education Committee since 2015. She co-chaired the committee in 2017, chaired the committee in 2018 and remains an active member today.
The WELL Building Standard™ is a vehicle for buildings and organizations to deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well-being. Version 2 of the WELL Building Standard was activated earlier in 2021 and includes an updated set of strategies backed by the latest scientific research. The latest WELL research developments and notable changes to the WELL AP exam will be discussed during this session. The WELL Building Standard is third-party certified by the Green Business Certification Incorporation (GBCI), which administers the LEED certification program and the LEED professional credentialing program.
Friday, June 25, 2021
10:00 - 10:30 am
Virtual event via Zoom.
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