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Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Translating Environmental Qualities into Quantitative Benefits: Creating the Tangible Case for Healthy Buildings

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Demonstrating the financial return on healthier, more environmentally responsible project investments has been a pressing topic for the construction industry. This session looks at various tools from a preliminary parametric decision support tool to sophisticated Triple Bottom Line (TBL), Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), through the lens of People, Planet, and Profit!  

This session will include an interactive component where we will engage the audience and explore the trade-offs between environmental and health goals

Learning Objectives:
  1. How financial analysis and parametric thinking can be used to create healthy buildings 
  2. Establishing TBL­-CBA connection to green building strategies – making a business case to multiple stakeholders (Building Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors)
  3. Analyzing the benefits of regional health priorities
  4. Showcasing the potential of TBL tools in real life examples

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

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Kirsten Ritchie

Principal/Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
Kirsten Ritchie, a Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Gensler, has over 30 years of experience in the world of green building and urban infrastructure. Always focused on ways to make our built environment a healthier, happier and more environmentally sound place, she... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Gillis

Wellbeing + Sustainability Specialist, Stantec
Kaitlyn is a wellbeing and sustainability specialist with Stantec’s Sustainability and Buildings Performance team in Edmonton, Alberta. Kaitlyn’s background in building engineering, deep green architecture, and environmental psychology allows her to understand both the social... Read More →
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Rachel Bannon-Godfrey

Discipline Leader, Sustainability, Stantec
Rachel is the Sustainability Discipline Leader for the Buildings Group and leads sustainability initiatives in design work, client outreach, and internal operations. She has 15 years’ experience in the building industry, spanning five countries and focusing on the engineering and... Read More →
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Johnathon Spitz

Vice President Sales & Business Development, Autocase (Impact Infrastructure)
For the past 25 years, Jonathon Spitz has focused his career on the problems that real estate owners face to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their facilities. Key areas of expertise include Smart Building Technologies, Energy, Sustainability, and Integrated Buildings... Read More →
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Vandita Mudgal

Sustainability Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Vandita Mudgal, is a Sustainability Leader for the Northern California district of Hensel Phelps. She currently holds LEED AP BD+C, LFA and Green Globe auditor certifications and has co-chaired the USGBC/ ILFI Seattle chapter in the past. She has worked in the construction industry... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clearwater Room #702