Achieving a 4.0 for Sustainability in Higher Education

This course assesses modern needs for higher education institutions to bring flexibility into a continuously transforming segment. Sustainability is at the forefront of higher institutional change; initiatives are made to not only reduce operating costs, but work to also attract and retain talent. The course will assert different sustainable techniques that apply to design and architecture in education spaces, as well as highlight major green building certification platforms that are creating specific paths for buildings to achieve their optimum potential. Topics covered include design addressing institutional needs, importance of materials, green building techniques, and various case studies.

K-12 sustainable building techniques and benefits will be touched on as well throughout the webinar. There are parallel gains that can be experienced to stakeholders through applying green building approaches when comparing higher education to K-12.

What You Will Learn:

  • The latest design trends in education that focus on optimal student performance and satisfaction
  • How to leverage sustainability into the design conversation by addressing goals, health, and economic benefits
  • How sustainability can be integrated into design to impact performance and health of students, faculty, and staff by analyzing material health and biophilic design
  • Highlight acclaimed green building certifications and how they benefit an education facility by offering learning opportunities, reducing operating costs, and improving marketing.

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 10 AM Pacific / Noon Central / 1 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: 1 CE, 0.1 CEU, and/or 1 LU credits can be obtained for AIA, IDCEC, and USGBC  (available until November 9, 2019)

Speaker Information:
Ellen RandolphEllen Randolph - Sustainability Specialist at Mohawk Group
Ellen holds a WELL AP credential. She leverages material transparency in marketing, builds educational content as it relates to sustainability in our built environments, assists with specifying green products, and works on corporate social responsibility initiatives and reporting. With a degree in physical geography and geospatial mapping, her original plans were focused on green space and environmental design for urban planning. She started her sustainability career at a wire manufacturing plant assisting with zero-landfill initiatives, environmental monitoring, and employee education until the opportunity arose at Mohawk for her to refocus talents towards human built spaces. Her passion and goals lie in facilitating our connection to nature and the creation of sustainable built environments that secure the long-term prosperity of both human and environmental health.

CEUs:
For all attendees who watch the entire live webinar and complete the survey on the webinar console, you will be eligible for CEUs from AIA, IDCEC, and USGBC. Each attendee applying for CEU credit must individually register for the webinar so his/her attendance can be tracked. Please note that processing of certificates can take up to 30 days. This webinar is available for CEUs until November 9, 2019.

Webcast Access
All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this webcast, which will be available soon after the live event.

A special thanks to our sponsor Mohawk Group for providing this free event.

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