The Center for Energy Policy and Management will host its first Energy Lecture Series of the 2
019-2020 season on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Howard J. Burnett Center at Washington & Jefferson College.
The program, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Sustainable Design Certifications and Programs and How They Fit the Sustainability Goals of Your Organization,” is free and open to the public. “Sustainability and energy conservation are of the utmost importance in the built environment and in moving towards an energy efficient and sustainable future,” said CEPM Director Corey Young. “This interactive program will help participants understand which certification programs and/or guidelines make the most sense for their facility or project.”
The program will cover cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that contribute in many ways to the final design and uses of facilities and help bring us to a more sustainable future. In this session, two architects from IKM Architecture, Melanie Como Harris and Catherine Adams, will discuss four of the current cutting-edge programs for building sustainable structures: The Living Building Challenge, LEED, Well Building, and Passive House. The speakers will examine the criteria for each and help participants understand how to navigate the programs moving forward.