Tuesday / February 06, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Breathing Buildings

DLR Group, 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 400, Chicago

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic partnership to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven, healthy, green buildings. ​

We thrive on feedback. Every day our phones and computers connect us to information that personalizes our daily experiences. Tracking steps or purchases paints a picture that can positively influence better personal behaviors. Building integrated technologies and cloud infrastructure have evolved to enable buildings to provide similarly personalized feedback. Cloud-based sensors have sharply improved over the past few years enabling project teams and occupants to continuously measure building performance and quantify the impact that a building or space has on occupants' health and well-being. Measurable health metrics create a personal connection to green building that is driving the industry to prioritize and achieve healthy built results. 

Join us to learn about the growing movement towards health and well-being, and the economic and social drivers behind the movement. Health-centric certification programs will be introduced to provide a background for discussion. Case studies and design and operational best practices will be introduced and debated to provide attendees with tangible principles, examples and strategies to build and operate healthy buildings and spaces. 


Ryan Dick, RESET ASP™, Founder and COO - GIGA; GIGA - Global Innovations Green Algorithms; Shanghai | Beijing | Montréal | Québec | Chicago; GIGA powers: RESET  |  ORIGIN  |  MATTER  |  QLEAR 

Shona O'Dea, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, focuses on Building Optimization and Energy Services at DLR Group (Chicago). Born and raised in Ireland, Shona earned an honors degree in Building Services Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland's leading sustainable building engineering program, and moved to the Midwest as part of the Atlantis dual master’s program in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation at Purdue University. She currently serves as Young Engineers in ASHRAE Region VI Coordinator, Vice President of the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA, Board Member and Chair of Sustainability Committee for Chicago Chapter of IFMA.

Thanks to DLR Group for hosting this event​. 

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE and DLR Group

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