Promoting Active Design through the LEED ID Credit: Design for Health Through Increased Physical Activity (1.5 GBCI CE hours)

  • Thursday, September 01, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • HOK, 60 East Van Buren Street, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
  • 19

Registration

  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that as of August 1, day-of registration and walk-in registration fees will be $30 (the Non-Member Fee) for all participants. Registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter for an excellent education program on Active Design in Chicago!

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, architects and urban reformers helped to defeat infectious diseases like cholera and tuberculosis by designing better buildings, streets, neighborhoods, clean water systems, and parks. In the 21st century, designers  again play a crucial role in combating the most rapidly growing public health epidemics of our time: obesity and its impact on related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Today, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are second only to tobacco as the main causes of premature death in the United States. A growing body of research shows that evidence-based architectural and urban design strategies can be designed to increase regular physical activity and healthy eating.

Active design is critical to addressing obesity and its related diseases, the fastest growing epidemics of our time, while also supporting the goal of sustainability. The Active Design Guidelines provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field.

LEED ID Credit: Design for Health Through Increased Physical Activity
Presenters will introduce the LEED ID Credit: Design for Health Through Increased Physical Activity, which was developed to promote Health in LEED projects.  There will be a discussion of case study findings from projects that have used the LEED ID Credit: Design for Health Through Increased Physical Activity to improve the health of their building users.

Feel free to bring existing LEED projects you’re working on that you’d like to see the ID Credit implemented on, and the presenter can discuss those with you after the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of Environmental Design & Health, Past  & Present
  • Define Active Design and why it is necessary in design today
  • Urban & Building Design strategies for creating spaces that encourage Active Design
  • Synergies between Active Design, universal design and sustainable design initiatives such as LEED
  • Open discussion and Q&A at end of presentation about how the Active Design team can help you integrate Active Design into your work through initiatives such as the LEED ID Credit: Design for Health Through Increased Physical Activity

Speaker: Amy Green, Center for Active Design

Download the Active Design Guidelines
You can download a free copy of the Active Design Guidelines at www.nyc.gov/adg

Registration Fees:
$15 Chapter Member (Pre-registration)
$30 Non-Member
$10 Student Member

*Please note that as of August 1, day-of registration and walk-in registration fees will be $30 (the Non-Member Fee) for all participants.
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