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Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Effective and Efficient Incorporation of Healthier Materials: The Owner/Developer’s Perspective

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An efficient approach to the Materials Petal begins well before a specific project is released for design. This panel will draw from experiences with institutional owners who have explored and engaged in multiple LBC projects, honing the ability and incentive to continually improve results.
Two experienced consultants and one (or two) owners will discuss ways to incorporate the language and lessons learned over the course of eight years of LBC materials pursuit. They will explain a nuts and bolts approach to establishing ambitious, reasonable project goals that are deliverable and not overly expensive.
Practical design and team considerations include creating a healthy materials-friendly RFP, preparing insightful design team interview questions and spotting potential red flags when choosing teams and consultants. Informed choices at this stage will result in significant savings of time and effort throughout the process.
 Participants will:
  • Learn about second- and third-generation RFP language.
  • Recognize common pitfalls in team selection and division of responsibility.
  • Begin LBC materials projects with confidence in certification feasibility.
  • Understand how to incorporate healthier materials goals with minimal additional effort for design and construction teams, lowering anxiety and reducing soft costs.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Mary Davidge

Director Global Design, REWS Development, Google
As Director of Global Design in Google's Real Estate & Workplace Services organization since 2014, Mary Davidge has led a team responsible for setting the design vision for Google's global, campus-scale real estate development projects. Her team aligns Google's senior business leaders... Read More →
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Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Ecostrategy
Charley Stevenson is a sustainability consultant and green building entrepreneur focused on helping others understand, appreciate and implement LBC principles. Since 2010, Stevenson’s company, Integrated Eco Strategy (IES), has managed the green aspects of projects from 1,000 to... Read More →
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Joel McKellar

Director of Building Performance Services, Whole Building Systems
Joel McKellar provides sustainable project management services and leads efforts at Whole Building Systems to ensure all buildings improve occupant health, well-being and productivity. McKellar previously led Harvard University's Green Building Services department where he was responsible... Read More →
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Amy Johns

Director of Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Amy is director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College. She’s been working in the environmental sector for over fifteen years, and is particularly interested in environmental justice, strategic sustainability, environmental psychology and sustainability... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Quinault Room (5th floor)