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    • October 19, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • EnergizeCT Center 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven

    Introducing the WELL Building Standard

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    5:30 PM Check-in, Networking & Refreshments

    6:00 - 7:30 PM Presentation

    EnergizeCT Center 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven

    Presenter: Blake Jackson, AIA, LEED/WELL Faculty


    Blake Jackson is a licensed architect, is an Associate, and is the Sustainability Practice Leader with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates in Cambridge, MA. He has over thirteen years experience in retail, hospitality, higher education, healthcare, labs, and commercial structures. Blake plays a critical role in bringing measurable environmental stewardship to TK&A's projects and office management. He earned his B-Arch from Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA and his M-Arch in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association Graduate School in London, UK. He has been an active BSA member since 2010 (co-chair of the Sustainability Education Committee and COTE), is a prolific writer and presenter (chair of the steering committee for the New England Healthy Materials Summit), and he is an adjunct faculty at the Boston Architectural College since 2013. 


    This presentation serves as a primer for the new WELL Building Standard. WELL is the first third party building certification which places people as the core focus, correlating the design of the built environment to evidence-based outcomes regarding human health impacts. This standard is built on the tenets of both LEED and the Living Building Challenge, offering a hybrid system that emphasizes the nexus of 1) design and construction, 2) operations and maintenance, and 3) policies and procedures. Come learn about this exciting new evolution in "green" buildings, including an overview of the various sections, its similarities and differences with mainstream 3rd party certifications like LEED, how to prepare for the WELL AP credential, and how to potentially implement WELL on your projects.


    1. Participants will become familiar with the WELL Building Standard as a design guideline for promoting human health.

    2. Participants will learn the steps and timeline for implementing the WELL Building Standard on various different project “typologies”.

    3. Participants will gain insight into WELL’s similarity/overlap with LEEDv4 and the ILFI’s Living Building Challenge v3.0.

    4. Participants will gain insight into how to register, prepare for, and pass the WELL Accredited Professional (AP) examination. 

     Register for WELL Introductory Course

    This presentation is eligible for 1.5 GBCI self-reporting hours (WELL AP and LEEP AP CMP). For WELL AP's, this will count as "WELL-specific" hours. 

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