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The Energy-Health Nexus: Achieving Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality Together

April 15 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Energy efficiency and healthy indoor environmental quality have long been seen as mutually exclusive, but the two can be achieved together with the right forethought and strategies. We’ll explore decision-making when prioritizing each of these items, as well as tips and proven methods for achieving both energy efficiency and healthy indoor spaces at this event.
This event includes networking as well as refreshments.


Pete Jefferson, PE, WELL Faculty, LEED-AP, HBDP is a Principal at BranchPattern, a building consultancy with offices throughout the U.S. Pete works with project teams to help them achieve building performance outcomes that are human-centered, environmentally responsible, and mission-driven. As the leader of BranchPattern’s Building Science Practice, his team’s work includes projects pursuing LEED, WELL, RESET, Fitwel and Living Building Challenge certifications across North and South America.

Rebecca Griffith, AIA, CPHD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, SEED, with 8 years of architecture under her belt brings a passion for sustainable and public interest design to her work at NK. She especially enjoys seeing old buildings find a new use and place in the community through adaptive reuse. To that end, Rebecca recently tackled one of the most complex Passive House projects around–the retrofit and expansion of an abandoned elementary school into affordable senior housing–and emerged with well-earned Passive House expertise.

Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP,  takes pride in seeing the potential for design and sustainability innovation where others do not.  As Managing Principal and Cofounder of evolveEA, Marc works with greening design and construction projects for corporate, non-profit, and institutional clients. His consulting work has led to many notable and innovative firsts, including the first LEED certified project in Africa, the oldest LEED EB certified project (1869) and the first LEED certified supermarket. In 2015, Marc was selected as a LEED Fellow for his service, commitment and contributions to the green building and sustainability field.

Panel Discussion Moderator
Craig Stevenson, MBA, MS-MIS, CPHC, LFA, LEED AP, WELL Faculty, WELL AP, RESET AP, Fitwel Ambassador, DBIA,  is President of AUROS Group, which is a technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Craig is widely known for his role in establishing Pittsburgh as a leader in “Evidence-based Performance” for the built environment.  Evidence-based Performance uses technology to bridge the gap between “hoping” a building is performing as designed to “knowing” a building is meeting its performance goals. Craig is credentialed in virtually all known building performance standards.  As a result, Craig focuses solely on owner’s performance requirements for their building(s).

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will discuss common trade-offs facing project teams when pursuing both energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
  2. Participants will gain insight into projects that have successfully achieved both energy efficiency and healthy indoor environments.
  3. Participants will explore how different standards and frameworks help connect these two priorities.
  4. Participants will learn about decision-making strategies when seeking efficient and healthy spaces.

Registration and more information


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