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6.02 Is Your Office Stressing You Out & Making You Fat?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Track: Sustainability/ Environmental Stewardship
Format: General Presentation
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Are the buildings we work in good for us? Do they make us healthy or do they stress us out? The reality is that buildings are often selected, designed and managed without the health and wellbeing of occupants in mind; and as we continue to realize the important link between health and the built environment, these questions are becoming increasingly relevant.

In this session, we present the growing body of research that links health, the built environment and occupant behavior. We will highlight strategies for designing, building,and managing spaces that support a healthy, engaged and sustainable workforce.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the linkages between health, the built environment and occupant behavior.
  • Broaden understanding of sustainability to include occupant and societal health.
  • Identify strategies for designing and managing buildings for improved occupant health and well being.
  • Learn to evaluate the attributes of a space and identify if it will contribute to or detract from occupant well being.
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    Josh Radoff, LEED AP + BD&C
    Principal and Co-Founder

    Josh is Co-Founder and Principal of YR&G. He has a background in sustainable energy engineering and works at the intersection of the energy, sustainability strategy and green building fields. Josh has consulted on a wide variety of sustainability projects for both public and private sector clients, nationally and internationally, and is a regular writer and speaker on sustainability topics. His work has been featured in print and Web magazine articles, blogs and book essays.