Perkins Eastman Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements المحاضرات 专题演讲

  • Making the Grade: How IEQ in Schools Affects Student Performance

    Greenbuild International Conference and ExpoSean ODonnell FAIA, LEED AP, Katie Herber LEED AP ID+C, ND, EDAC November 15, 2018, Chicago, IL

    What is the most important factor in a successful school? When renovating or building a new school, what do school districts care about the most? Student achievement. This session will explore how high-performance design strategies can have a direct positive impact on student performance, and consequently how this information can be used to justify the value of high-performance design to clients moving forward. The session will present the content of a recent research report that studied schools across the District of Columbia, including recently modernized as well as non-modernized schools constructed across the 20th Century. This study explores both qualitative and quantitative data of each school’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) including daylight, thermal comfort, acoustics, and air quality. These data points are then cross compared with various performance metrics from each school to determine which factors did and did not affect student performance. All the sensors used for the study will be available during this session, and live readings will be occurring for attendees to test the Indoor Environmental Quality of the room themselves. Ultimately this study provides the much-needed justification for high-performance schools, showcasing that modernization can have a significant impact on student performance.

  • Resilience Tales of Scale: RELi, the City & the Roof Top

    Greenbuild International Conference and ExpoSarah Watling LEED AP ND November 15, 2018, Chicago, IL

    What do an architect, a soil biogeochemist, and an urban administrator have in common? What is the RELi resilience framework and what happens when it’s applied in real life? How can a small-scale project support a city in addressing many of the hardest issues we face in response to increasing shocks and stresses? A panel of experts with real-world resilient design experience will answer these questions and more in this interactive two-hour session. Participants will earn an understanding of RELi and LEED’s Resiliency Pilot credits including how to use them to achieve greater resilience at all scales of the built environment. In 2017, the world experienced more natural disasters than ever making this conversation about resilient design in the built environment critical. These shock-events have cascading effects reaching into, and causing stresses on, systems like socio-economics, politics, food security, and many others. The work of the panelists’ ranges from small to large-scale to demonstrate how responses and efforts scale both up and down these nested interconnected systems. Each contributes to our capacity to bounce back, better and faster, from the ever increasing shocks and stress, environmental, economic and social.