Sustainable Design Perspectives
Investments in healthier buildings are poised to be a transformative trend in the construction industry. Architects, interior designers, and contractors need to better understand the priorities of their clients. What are the general trends on design and construction practices that have a positive impact on occupant health?
Join us on the morning of March 30th at the BSA Space to learn more about the tactical intelligence that is transforming the future for building design and construction. We will hear from designers as they discuss the varying perspectives of sustainable design, including:
- The top healthier buildings features now, as well as emerging trends
- The benefits and impacts of healthier buildings
- The influence of health on design and construction products and practices
- Top challenges and benefits to incorporating occupant health
Boston is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its green building market transformation. In 2007, as green building practices continued to grow as a viable tool for reducing the environmental impacts of buildings, Boston made an unprecedented commitment to urban sustainability by enacting Zoning Article 37.
The zoning article is to ensure that major building projects are planned, designed, constructed, and managed to minimize adverse environmental impacts; to conserve natural resources; to promote sustainable development; and to enhance the quality of life in Boston.
Ten years after the enaction of Article 37, through the work of the Boston Planning and Development Agency and the department of Environment, Energy and Open Space, Boston is known as an innovation leader and is home to an impressive portfolio of green buildings.
With growing demand for green and healthy work spaces, many of Boston’s existing office buildings have responded by seeking LEED for Existing Buildings certification which is a program designed to implement and validate sustainability measures—water, energy, waste, and transportation—for owners and managers of existing buildings.
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