Session 4: Sustainability
2:15p-3:15p, rm. b

Create Sustainable and Healthy Places: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies

The built environment has significant impacts on health ranging from the micro-level chemicals we are exposed to all the way to impacts from climate change. Not only are health and built environment intricately linked, the environment also plays a significant role when it comes to social equity and ultimately health outcomes.  Engage in a discussion with three experts working across these areas to explore best practice tips for architects working at the nexus of health, equity, and the built environment. 

Learning Objectives Include:

1.     Understand the human health impacts and design opportunities related to the built environment.

2.     Identify and implement best design practices for improved indoor air and environmental quality.

3.     Define the term "Health Equity" and explain how the built environment is related to outcomes.

4.     Advocate for health-based policy and improved building practices.


Speakers spotlight:

Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow | Healthy & Resilient Buildings Program Manager, Planning, Design & Construction for San Francisco International Airport


Dr. Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA | Senior Health Advisor, Governor's Office of Planning and Research


with moderator Deborah Raphael | Director, SF Environment