Elevated Sustainable Design = Design for People
Using real project experiences at Toyota and BHDP, we will share specific examples of buildings that demonstrate the best approach is not necessarily limited to chasing LEED or WELL points; but rather, taking a broader view that focuses on the people and communities in and around the building/site. By being more intentional in the design process, organizations can have more success in impacting the health, well-being, and productivity of their people; and ultimately, the planet.
We will explore how to make sure future designs truly aspire to consume less energy and water, reduce the life-cycle environmental impact of the materials used and provide a reduction in operating costs, with the end result being an elevated Promise to “Design for People” with spaces and experiences that promote the health of People and the Planet.
Daniel Lessing, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, is a Client Leader on the Workplace team at BHDP Architecture. He has over 17 years of experience in plant and environmental engineering, project planning, and construction management. As a global-minded professional, he is well versed in the creation of highly technical and sustainable buildings. Daniel is an experienced sustainability leader who leads the 2030 Energy Impact Team with Green Umbrella and Cincinnati 2030 District, the regional sustainability alliance of Greater Cincinnati.