Design for Wellness – Fresh Food Access
October 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am$5 – $10
This event is part of GBA’s Health in the Built Environment Series and is generously sponsored by UPMC and Siemens.Register Here for this Event
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About this Event
At this edition of our Health in the Built Environment Series, we will discuss strategies for increasing access to fresh food in our buildings in support of health and wellness.
Eric Booth from Desmone Architects will share details about his firm’s recent achievement of WELL Certification and how the standard encourages buildings to increase access to healthy food. Eric will share how Desmone approached this requirement – and what they have learned along the way from both a design and operations perspective.
Tim Muldoon and George Meehan from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Levy Convention Centers will share details about their rooftop garden projects and how they align with the building’s overall sustainability goals and initiatives. Their presentation will include background on the Convention Center’s existing garden space as well as the new rooftop garden expansion that is currently under construction. The team will share information about what types of ingredients are grown, how they are incorporated into menus, what they have learned about maintenance, how they involve different staff members, and future plans for the new garden space. Plus, we’ll hear all about how the Convention Center came to grow hops on its rooftop garden and now has its own rooftop grown beer on tap!
This event can be self-reported for 1.5 GBCI CEUs.
About our Health in the Built Environment Series
While health and well-being are embedded into nearly all the work we do at Green Building Alliance, we host this Health in the Built Environment series each year to more explicitly raise stakeholder awareness of the critical ways in which human health intersects with climate, social equity, and the built environment that surrounds us.
This year’s series will take place over the course of one week. We will host online morning workshops on a variety of topics from Monday through Thursday, and then we will host an in-person networking meetup with participants and presenters from the workshops on that Friday evening to celebrate the finale of the series. Participants are welcome to sign up for one workshop or all of them, but you must attend at least one workshop in order to attend the in-person finale.
Thank You to our Sponsors for Supporting this Series!