Lynn Simon Featured In The Lisa Movement’s Beyond Brick And Mortar
The LISA Movement is an organization that encourages ambitious, creative people – and especially women – to consider careers in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).
Our own Lynn Simon, FAIA, senior vice president of Sustainability and LEED Fellow, described her work and how she came to an AEC career in a video produced by the LISA movement, part of a series aimed at exploring the experience of women in the AEC industry.
Gunnar Hubbard To Speak At Greenbuild Europe
In April, Principal and Sustainability Practice Leader Gunnar Hubbard will co-present Session A03, Making your Real Estate Portfolio Sing: Arc Platform Integration and Tenant Engagement, at Greenbuild Europe. The program will discuss our work with Vasakronan — a Swedish real estate company with one of the largest portfolios to receive LEED certification outside the U.S. — and their move to USGBC’S Arc Platform. Co-presenter Lennart Lifvenhjelm, of Vasakronan, will explain how the Arc Platform will help them continuously measure an entire portfolio of existing buildings, including the 130 we helped them certify under LEED EB:OM.
New Hats & Feathers In Our Caps
Gunnar Hubbard Appointed to AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Advisory Group: Principal and Sustainability Practice Leader Gunnar Hubbard is serving a three-year term advocating sustainable design on behalf of the AIA.
Abena Darden to Serve on the Greenbuild Program Working Group: Senior Project Director Abena Darden was selected by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to help develop and deliver educational programming for their annual conference. Contact Abena.
Amanda Garvey appointed to Greenbuild Special Programs Working Group: Associate Amanda Garvey was selected by the USGBC to help develop and deliver innovative educational programs, formats and conference features to ensure cutting-edge offerings. Contact Amanda.
Jonce Walker and Abena Darden are Fitwel Ambassadors: Adding to our growing list of green building accreditations that go “beyond LEED,” Associate Jonce Walker and Senior Project Director Abena Darden recently became Fitwel Ambassadors. To earn this relatively new accreditation, candidates must pass a test on evidence-based connections between design and health. Contact Jonce or Abena.
Hats Off To These Projects
80 Flatbush Avenue: This 530,000-square-foot, mixed-use development in Brooklyn integrates aggressive energy-reduction strategies through holistic, integrated design. The project includes a school that is using Passive House criteria as a design performance standard.
Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: The 500,000-square-foot building on the school’s Allston campus, which features integrated sustainable features and building systems, recently topped out.
505 Brannan Street: Pinterest’s new headquarters in San Francisco gained LEED Core and Shell v2009 Platinum certification. Sustainability features include a graywater system in the basement and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
Los Angeles World Airports, Airport Police Facility: In addition to sustainability consulting for the 380,000-square-foot facility, Thornton Tomasetti is providing protective design, façade engineering and waterproofing.
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