Focus on Green LLC
Jacqueline Langhals is the Managing Partner at Focus on Green LLC, a sustainability consulting firm. She is currently one of the country’s first WELL AP’s, passing her exam in December of 2015. As a LEED Green Associate and an ENERGY STAR Rater, Jacqueline has been able to work on several LEED projects from single-family residential to large corporate offices. Jacqueline also has her B.S. in Architecture and a Masters in Business Administration.
Sign-in: 7:30 am
Workshop session: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
$49 AIA members; $75 non-members
This event offers 4.0 HSW AIA LU hours!
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-focused system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. For the first part of this course, we will take a look at how this rating system is attempting to measure these qualities, the structure behind the rating system, and why this rating system was created. We will also look at a variety of case studies to see how different typologies have been applying the standard. At the end of this portion of the course, the audience will have a strong understanding of the basics of the WELL Building Standard to take with them as they begin to speak to clients.
In the second portion of the course, we will begin to apply this knowledge to a sample project. The audience will split up into smaller groups. Each will be given the same building and the same goal: to review the drawings to see where the building is at ‘as-is’ in regards to WELL Certification requirements and to develop a strategy to achieve Gold Certification. After the groups review and strategize, we will compare each group’s plan and discuss the commonalities and also the differences.
WELL Building Certification
- Audience will gain an understanding of how the WELL Building Standard is structured so that they can begin to analyze how it can fit in to their design and project management process.
- Audience will learn the 7 Concepts of WELL and why those concepts are important to measure in the built environment for health and wellness.
- Audience will be able to identify common health hazards that can be avoided using the WELL Building Standard.
- Audience will begin to develop a strategy for introducing WELL to their clients.
- Audience will begin to understand how to assess projects using the WELL v1 Scorecard.