Research shows that sustainable school design is not only good for the environment, sustainable school design can have a direct impact on student achievement and teacher performance. This course explores how to best support learning by examining ways to leverage building codes and sustainable design rating systems to optimize the design measures that most significantly impact student achievement and increase teacher retention. We will also discuss strategies for energizing and mobilizing the design team and stakeholders to build consensus and accountability for implementing sustainable design and apply lessons learned from case studies of High Performance School projects.
LaTonya Whitfield-Horhn, AIA, LEED AP is an Architect with twenty-two years of experience, specializing in Project Management and High Performance/Sustainable Project Consulting. She has a diverse portfolio of projects that includes K-12 and Higher Ed Facilities, Mixed-Use Developments, Multi-Family Residential, Commercial Office Buildings, Airport Support Facilities, and Healthcare. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University and a Guest Lecturer at Texas A&M University.
In joining the Change by Design series, you’ll be exposed to new points of view, have the opportunity to develop your own vision for your work, and get inspiration and practical tips for how to act on that vision.
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Responsible Consumption and Production by Design
with Taleen Josefsson
THU, 1-2PM EST
December 15, 20221 HSW CE Credit
Sustainable Development by Design
with Taleen Josefsson
November 20221 HSW CE Credit
Good Health and Well-Being by Design
with Mark S. Rea, PhD
October 20221 HSW CE Credit
Large-scale changes all start small. Yet, little by little, it all contributes to building the world we want to live in. It starts with a simple conversation. Our Change by Design series is that conversation starter.
Join our series of monthly 1-hour sessions curated to bring you innovative ideas from world-leading practitioners. We invite you to make a difference - locally and globally - one conversation and project at a time.
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