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Saturday, October 17 • 10:40am - 11:40am
Role of Wellness in Buildings LIMITED

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The USGBC LEED system quantifies the sustainability of the design, construction and operation of buildings. This system does not thoroughly extend into the realm of the wellness of the occupants. The new Well certification does attempt to quantify the health aspect that an individual in the space will encounter. This class will look at the intersection of energy efficiency and health from a first and operating cost standpoint. We will show various software and methodologies used to improve design and construction for efficiency and wellness. Subjects will include elements of Biophilic Design, Active Design, Well design movement, prevention of Legionnaires disease and the intersection of architecture and neuroscience. Lecture will explore the way daylight Harvesting systems can be designed using software for Spatial Daylight Autonomy, Annual Sun Exposure and Avg Annual Lux, such that it is effective, efficient and provides health benefits as described above. Building envelope systems and their interactions with the HVAC systems will also be explored for how they can be specified to yield heath benefits as well as efficiency and effectiveness goals.


Brian Lomel

Brian and his wife have lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 18 years. He is a fuzzy bee from Georgia Tech, a chef, a gardener, a runner, a mechanical engineer, and a sustainability consultant. His 25+ years of consulting engineering practice have been established in master planning, engineering/design and construction administration for MEP systems in all building types. Brian enjoys helping customers create healthy, efficient buildings. He is the past... Read More →

Heather Tank

Heather has over eight years of experience in many project types including | educational facilities, commercial retailers, libraries, restaurants, city/county municipalities and | several military installations. She has designed and overseen the installation of thermal storage | systems, split systems, chiller systems and systems using rooftop units and VAV. Selected | relevant projects include: Tulane University, University of South Florida... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 10:40am - 11:40am
03 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1