Healthy Buildings

Good Health and Well-Being by Design


January 2021

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS431-21 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 113813 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

2020 was a year marked by airborne pathogens, wildfires, and a life-threatening pandemic. Our schools and places of worship closed, while restaurants, bars and gyns were off-limits. We were all sent home or driven outside. Our buildings were no longer healthy places. How can our buildings evolve to protect us from dangers both inside and out? Considering componenets for healthy building organizations such as WELL building standards and governmental health agencies, this presentation will evaluate air and water quality. It will further address light, ergonomics, movement, and surface materials impacting the user's health. Finally, it will consider the visceral and cognitive human response to buildings, which influences wellness.

The health crisis of 2020 has allowed us to rethink our built environment and the need to provide healthy buildings and a healthy world to inhabit. We can come away from this health crisis with design insight to improve our quality of life.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Barbara Huelat

Barbara J. Huelat, AAHID, FASID, IIDA, EDAC, Design Principal at Huelat Parimucha, is nationally recognized for her work in evidence-based healthcare design and serves as a healing environment consultant to healthcare facilities, product manufacturers, academia, institutions and the architectural design community. Her three decades of design experience cover virtually all types, components and sizes of domestic and international healthcare facilities. Author of "Healing Environments, Design for the Body, Mind & Spirit" , Barbara lectures frequently and publishes articles on healing environments and a spectrum of healthcare design topics. ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), AIA (American Institute of Architects), ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineers), Planetree, and the Center for Health Design have honored Barbara and her work with numerous design awards for exceptional project work.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Understand environmental factors that threaten human health.
  • Identify building components that impact human health and wellness.
  • Learn design strategies which impact environmental health and wellness.
  • Apply design thinking to improve outcomes.

Entire 2024 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2024 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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