Thursday, December 10

health and wellness through leed

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET/8:00 AM - 9:45 AM CT: LEED Practitioners Panel: Health & Wellness

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the most important health and wellness issues that can be addressed through building design, construction, and operations, and apply lessons learned from case examples.

  • Identify the health and wellness impacts of strategies used to achieve LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C, and WELL v1 or WELL v2 certification and recognize crosswalks between all systems.

  • Apply strategies and lessons learned from case examples to improve health and wellness on building projects, and how LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C reinforces these strategies in practice.

  • Learn how to submit high-quality documentation demonstrating compliance to achieve credits in LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C and features in WELL v1 and WELL v2.

Session Description

The built environment has profound effects on human health and on the world around us. At their worst, buildings contribute to some of the key public health concerns of modern society, from asthma to cancer to obesity. But at their very best, buildings and communities are powerful promoters of health and well-being. LEED practitioners dissect how the thoughtful design, construction and ongoing activities in our buildings and communities can contribute to health and wellbeing outcomes for people. This panel discussion will focus through the lens of LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C projects, as well as a WELL v1 and WELL v2 projects and how LEED v4.1 alone has evolved and elevated a focus on health and wellness.

This course approved for 1.5 LEED Specific GBCI (BD+C, ID=C, and Green Assoc.) CE hour, 1.5 WELL AP Specific CE hour, and 1.5 AIA LU|HSW.


Gail Vittori


Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems


Carlie Bullock-Jones

Founder and Principal, Ecoworks Studio

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Joel McKellar

Director Building Performance Services, Whole Building Systems

Dr. Deborah Wingler

Vice President and Health Research Lead, HKS, Inc.

Melissa Baker


Senior Vice President, Technical Core, USGBC


Liz York

Principal and Consultant, Healthy Design Collaborative, LLC

Korinti Recalde

Senior Director, Social Impact, Carrier

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM ET/ 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM CT: Break & Networking Salon - Cradle to Cradle products Innovation Institute

Salon Description

Bergen Hubert, Manager, Built Environment, Americas at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute leads this salon discussion on healthy products in the circular economy. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. 

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM ET/10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CT: Behind the Curtain: An Honest Look at Green Building Lessons Learned

Session Description

“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” – Bill Gates. 



Join green building leaders representing 100 years of combined experience for an honest look behind the curtain of lessons learned. What lessons did they learn that shaped their approach to solving green building challenges? What challenges revealed opportunities for better performance? What common missteps, misconceptions, or strategies do they see projects teams make that they would change forever? You won’t want to miss this session! 


This course is approved for 1.5 General GBCI CE hour and for 1.5 AIA LU.

Learning Objectives
  • Illustrate how an integrative approach helps deliver results in sustainability, resilience, and building health performance.

  • Describe common mistakes, missteps, misconceptions in green building implementation that should be changed in the industry to address sustainability, health, resilience and building performance. 

  • Summarize lessons learned on projects that revealed a new approach to achieving optimal building performance.   

  • Explain where ‘standard practice’ fails in delivering high quality buildings that provide returns from an environmental, social and economic perspective.

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Nakita Reed


Associate, Quinn Evans

Jonathan Burgess

President, Spinnaker Group

Kim Shinn

Principal and Sustainability Wizard, TLC Engineering Solutions

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Mike Leonard

Assistant Director, and Architect, Metro Nashville Department of General Services

Sandra Leibowitz

Managing Principal, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC

Sara O'Mara

Director of LEED and Environmental Services, Choate Construction

Featuring Silver Sponsor TLC Engineering Solutions
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Sarah Alexander


Senior Vice President, Credentialing and Certification, Green Business Certification Inc.

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