Blake Jackson, AIA, LEED/WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassador and Sustainability Design Leader with Stantec - Boston, focuses on bringing measurable sustainability to Stantec's business practices across their key Northeast markets.
Steven Burke, LEED/WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassador, Sustainability Manager at Consigli Construction Company, Steven guides green building certifications for K-12 schools, higher education facilities, mid-rise and high-rise residential, commercial interiors, retail interiors and office buildings.
Interest is increasing in how buildings impact our health and well-being. The design community is becoming more concerned with incorporating evidence-based approaches to better impact occupant health and well-being. The WELL and Fitwel ratings systems have recently emerged, with the same goal, to promote better health outcomes through better, measurable design. While these systems are similar, they are unique in their approach and certification process. Blake and Steven will give an introduction to the systems, pointing out where they complement other ratings systems like LEEDv4, where they synergize, and where they diverge, to help us understand where each can be used, in tandem or stand-alone, to promote better health outcomes, and to meet the health and wellness goals of their clients and projects.