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USGBC Well Building Accreditation was offered AIA NJ COTE Committee create creates one-day conference


ronmentally savvy AIA. This year’s conference looked at sustainability from a dif- ferent perspective, with the primary program focus on sustaining the health of the people who use our buildings. Wellness considered and built into the building, by design. Held on June 22, 2017, at the USGBC LEED Platinum Watershed Center in Hopewell, NJ designed by Michael Fare- well, FAIA , attendees were treated to an absolutely perfect day, as we stepped into sum- mer. Farewell led two tours, inside and out, explaining the history of the site, the basis for many of the design decisions and how the building works, from day-to-day, as well as through the seasons. Michael was also the morning keynote speaker, presenting Two Riv- ers Run Through It: The Stony BrookMillstone Environmental Center. For members interested in attaining USGBC Well Build- ing Accreditation, a five-hour training seminar was taught by Lia Nielson of Simply Sus- tainable LLC and the Green Building Center, to assist at- tendees in preparing to take the Well Building certification exam. Two other tracts included 8 courses associated with either Safety or Welfare: · Climate Reality – Effects and Solutions taught by Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fel- low/ Faculty · Resilient Design in a Chang- ing Environment presented by Tom Dallessio, AICP/PP/ FRSA and Illya Azaroff, AIA · The A/E Role in Creating Good Indoor Environmental Quality, speaker Jason Kli- winski, AIA, LEED Fellow/ Faculty · Selecting and Specifying Healthy Materials in the Age of Product Transparency with Mark Jane Augustine · Meeting the new Energy Code ASHARE 90.1 & IRC 2015 with Bill Amann, PE, DCEP, LEED Fellow · Commissioning the Archi- tects Role to Ensure Optimal Performance presented by Kirk Tucker · Show your Client the Mon- ey: Aligning Available Grants & Incentives with Project Goals by Gary Magiera and Tiffany Rolfing and Tectonics of High-Performance Design presented by David Gibson, AIA. n

hile our country has been watching na- tional environmental

over the legislative require- ments pertaining to the envi- ronment, nothing is holding back architects from educating themselves on best practices that can be incorporated into all of our projects, making respon- sible design an office standard, and beyond that, an industry standard, with AIA Architects leading the path toward a more sustainable future for the whole planet, supported on the backs of healthy buildings, respon- sible manufacturing and green construction practice driven by the smart choices built into the designs of an educated, envi-

protection erode, the AIA NJ COTE Committee has been culling their resources to cre- ate a powerhouse, one-day conference filled with industry experts, award winning archi- tects, sustainable sponsors and continuing education. This event is nothing new for committee chair and past president, Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow , but this year it may mean more than ever before. While we have limited control

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