Education & Events
NOSHE Breakfast Event
This will be a two-part presentation:
Title: Healthy, Productive…. Green? Navigating Sustainable Building Schemes in the Healthcare Industry
Speaker: Sabrina Cescolini, P.Eng., M.Sc., LEED AP, WELL AP, Manager – Sustainability, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) for Intertek
Abstract: Sustainable buildings promote more than efficiency and durability, there is an emerging theme around occupant-centered health and wellbeing, reflected in both regulatory and market-driven schemes. Research demonstrates that the design of a building has material impact on health and wellbeing of occupants. However, those involved in building construction, capital projects or facilities management experience challenges navigating the number of schemes available, potential overlap and the return-on-investment. This presentation will discuss the evolution of rating systems such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard, how they are relevant to the healthcare building construction industry, and the pros and cons of implementing these schemes into projects.
Title: Systemic Performance from Cradle to Cradle – A Fire Protection Perspective.
Speaker: Karl D. Houser, P.E., LEED AP, Sr. Fire Protection Engineer, Intertek Building & Construction
Abstract: A "system" can be simply defined as a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network. In a building, systems are a lot more complex and diversified than just those strictly related to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing needs. However, there are some commonalities associated with virtually every type of building system and their interrelated performance with other systems. These fundamentals start with the identification of a programming or performance need and progress through product/system development and, eventually, the deconstruction or repurposing of that system. This presentation will discuss that Cradle to Cradle process and the need for continuity at each step where, for fire protection in a health care occupancy, a failure may be much more than just an inconvenience.
Attn: NOSHE Coordinator
PO Box 93774
Cleveland, OH 44101-5774