December 8, 2016

Social Equity and Architecture

Presenter: Susan Kaplan, LEED Fellow, Founder and President of BuildingWrx

OverviewThis course will provide design professionals with a critical understanding of the new LEED Social Equity pilot credits. Speaker Susan Kaplan, an authority on LEED certification and green building initiatives, will review what you need to know to successfully complete a project that goes beyond just environmental sustainability, to making a project that benefits the people and communities around the building, the people who build and maintain the building, and the people who manufacture all the materials that make up the building.

Susan Kaplan is an expert in finding collaborative, sustainable solutions to greening buildings, sites, cities and businesses. She founded BuildingWrx as her vehicle for her consulting services. Ms. Kaplan is currently providing LEED consulting to Perkins Eastman, working with the federal GSA as it works to green existing office space and bring together staff. She also works on a consultant team that oversees NYSERDA’s New Construction Program, where she assists building owners in assessing different energy efficiency strategies and accessing the incentives available through the Program. Ms. Kaplan was previously the Director of Sustainable Development for Battery Park City Authority. Under her direction, 5 million square feet of sustainable buildings and open space were created, following stringent guidelines as well as LEED requirements. The Solaire, the first building to come out of the guidelines, was also the first LEED high-rise residential building in the world. Ms. Kaplan is the founding chair of the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee’s Social Equity Working Group and a past Chair of USGBC’s LEED Technical Committee. Ms. Kaplan has presented internationally in Norway, Mexico, Israel and Australia.  Ms. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter, and cat.

This lecture is accredited for: two AIA Continuing Education LU/HSW credits.

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Social Equity and Architecture,
December 8, 2016, 12-2pm

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