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Event Series Event Series: Health and Wellness Roundtable

Health and Wellness Roundtable

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the BE+ Health and Wellness Roundtable, a venue for architects, designers, construction managers, and sustainability professionals to discuss issues related to healthy buildings.

Reach out to wellness@builtenvironmentplus.org with any inquiries, questions, or concerns.

View the roundtable’s webpage

Group Leadership:
  • Co-Chair: Lisa Carey-Moore
  • Co-Chair: Connie (Tzou) Wijaranakula
  • Board Liaison: Jenn Taranto
  • Board Liaison: Heather Henriksen
  • Board Liaison: Rebecca Schofield

2022 Topics & Speakers

March - Owner's Perspective

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Develops and owns extensive life sciences properties throughout the Greater Boston region.  They cater to a demanding life science sector that demands Class A space.  Health and Wellness is one of the important aspects of these developments.
Rick Malmstrom is the Executive Director – Sustainability Operations at Alexandria, and will talk about their approach to delivering healthy buildings.

Featured Leaders:

Rick Malmstrom – Executive Director, Sustainability Operations at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

January - Reflection and Year Ahead

2021 Topics & Speakers

December - ???? Bright Ideas in Lighting

Lighting, both natural and manufactured, is essential to human health and wellness. The roundtable speakers will share their work in the field, with a discussion of the whole life cycle impacts of lighting, as well as the idea of “perception……” Please join us to learn, and to share your ideas and experiences in the realm of light

Featuring Lighting Leaders:

Alexandra Gadawski AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP – Architect / Sustainability leader at HMFH Architects

Keith Yancey IALD, AIA, LC, P.E. – Principal at Lam Partners

Melissa Mattes LC, LFA, – Senior Lighting Designer at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting Inc.

November - Big Wins and Challenges in Building Rating Certifications

More info to come – Presentations of built projects by local leaders discussing the successes and challenges when using various rating systems to drive health and wellness in the finished design.

September - Member Input & Planning Meeting
August - Materials Universe
The products we use to construct our buildings and create engaging interior spaces are expected to do more than serve a function or aesthetic. Today’s materials are being asked to have healthier ingredients, lower embodied carbon and promote circularity, and, if they’re really well conceived, address inequities and injustice throughout their supply chains.
Building and product certifications, as well as commitments like the 2030 Challenge or AIA Material’s Pledge provide us with frameworks for setting materials goals. Research continues to evolve to support, or even challenge, the use of certain materials. It’s a lot to stay on top of given that product selection is likely only one facet of our work.
Jack Dinning of Brightworks Sustainability, and a materials consultant to Harvard’s Office of Sustainability, has been regularly mapping the building products ecosystem, and is looking to engage practitioners at all levels of experience to share information and strategies for pursuing optimized materials goals.
Note: Attendees will get access to a Miro board prior to the session that will be the focus of the collaborative discussion and once complete, can serve as a resource for accelerating the work of optimized materials.
Thank You to our Health & Wellness sponsor Superior Essex!

*Roundtables are FREE for Built Environment Plus Members.

**New to the Roundtables? Join as a Newcomer, and come visit up to 3 times for FREE. After that, consider becoming a BE+ Member, or purchase general admission to return as you like.


November 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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