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The Construction Industry Continuing Education Alliance (CICEA) is hosting a Green Construction Education Seminar this October in Rossford, Ohio. This one-day workshop will help architects, designers, general contractors, builders, and building supply representatives apply the concepts of WELL Buildings to the built environment.
WELL buildings grew out of the need to correct the idea of “sick” building syndrome that developed when buildings become completely sealed. Through presentations, discussions, activities, and trainings, participants will learn how the WELL Buildings concept is taking hold in the design and construction industry and how it is changing the way we look at building design and construction.
Our Marc Mondor (AIA, LEED Fellow, USGBC Faculty, WELL AP) will be presenting with Mark Kilpeck (CHC) Senior Project Manager with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. They will speak about their experience designing and constructing the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, a building that was created using WELL Buildings concepts.
Conference attendees are approved for 8 AIA Learning Units in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW). Registration opens on September 9. Early Bird tickets are available for $85 until October 18, after which the price increases to $110.View Event »
Neighborhoods are rich places of learning when many people come to share expertise. Led by evolveEA’s Christine Mondor, the Research Forum taking place the day before the EcoDistricts Summit will explore how community-embedded research can benefit both the community and academic institutions. The Forum will gather community members, students, and academic professionals to discuss how they can collaborate to equitably advance community efforts and increase knowledge through shared decision-making and ownership.
The Research Forum is a chance for local and national participants to discuss what roles research institutions—both in and beyond universities—can and should play in a transition toward sustainable practices. The afternoon will include interactive panels and working sessions that explore:
+ How have communities developed, leveraged, and negotiated their relationships with research institutions to pursue equitable sustainable development?
+ What are the opportunities and challenges in aligning the goals of research and practice?
+ What topics are addressed in regional and national research and where can we collaborate to advance research and practice?
+ How can community embedded research create change at a neighborhood and a regional scale?
The Forum is a locally hosted, one day event to highlight regional and national research activities and leadership in urban and community development and to discuss opportunities for deeper collaborations regionally and nationally. It is open to all conference registrants and academics and practitioners are encouraged to attend. Forum activities include presentations on featured research and education, activities to build an ecodistrict agenda, identification of collaboration opportunities, and next steps to build relationships between institutions.
The event requires a separate registration from the EcoDistricts Summit and costs $25 to attend.
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The forum is co-hosted by The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Penn State University, evolveEA, and Mithun.View Event »
Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together hundreds of thinkers and doers across civic, public and private sectors to explore best practices, challenges and real-world examples of equitable, resilient and sustainable development.
In celebration of the 10th Annual Summit, the national EcoDistricts team is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh and regional leaders, including evolveEA, to bring the Summit to one of the most dynamic cities in the U.S. Pittsburgh is often cited as one of the world’s most dramatic “turn around” stories – a region rich in history and economic might that has reemerged from the collapse of the American steel manufacturing industry to rise again as a center of place-based sustainability and urban vibrancy. It is no wonder that Pittsburgh has emerged as a center of the EcoDistricts movement for over a decade.
As ecodistrict planning is a key pillar in evolveEA’s work, our team will be in attendance and leading info sessions about the projects we are involved in around Pittsburgh. During the Studio Tours from 2:15 – 5:30pm on Day 1, hear from Anna Rosenblum as she describes how the Triboro Ecodistrict is addressing stormwater challenges, or listen to Elijah Hughes as he recounts the Tale of the East Busway. And if you see Christine Mondor floating around, say hello and thank her for her leadership in creating ecodistricts in Pittsburgh and organizing the event as a Summit co-chair.
Over 100 leading urban change makers will join our team in speaking and inspiring us to reimagine cities from the neighborhood up. Be part of the conversation. You don’t want to miss this impactful event. Buy your tickets now!
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