By Alexander Landa
This Session introduces integrative dynamics tools that green building stakeholders – owners, users, designers, builders – can use to strengthen collaborations and stimulate creativity.
Whether key stakeholders are focused on the design, delivery or operation of high-performance green buildings, a common theme is that there is need to navigate peer-to-peer relationships effectively and address situations with few single right answers.
- Know how to set objectives, establish criteria and plan integrative processes to achieve effective project collaborations and advance LEEP IP aims.
- Understand how common vocabulary helps to discover contrasting environmental, social and economic perspectives, identify stakeholder interests and support productive outcomes.
- Activate self-awareness to recognize and manage personal emotional triggers that endanger or block integrative relationships.
- Use collaboration-focused questions in the search for excellence in high-performance building design, delivery, and operations to produce healthy, enjoyable and inspiring green environments.
About the speaker: Peter Gorer is an architect, green building consultant, and mediator based in Somerville. He has undertaken complex building design and construction projects, both for public agencies and private design firms, and he has worked in the USA and internationally, in Asia and Europe. He understands green building professionals’ challenges through his own experiences. Peter regularly mediates cases in the Massachusetts Courts and he is a guest coach for MIT’s Conflict Management Training Program. He was a Co-chair of the Greenbuild 2011 International Forum Working Group, and Peter is a founding board member of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter.