Employee Health and Wellness – the “WELL Building Standard”
The Meeting will include pre-meeting tours of ServiceNow's brand new space starting at 4:30
A New Member Orientation (open to new and old members) at 5:00
Main Program starting at 5:30
Networking Reception from 7:00 until 8:00
Facilities Managers are being challenged to provide a better workplace for employees not only as a recruiting tool and keeping employees, but also to provide a built environment that promotes improved health and well being. The WELL Building Standard® is the first of its kind to focus on environmental conditions within buildings that the typical American spends 90% of their time. The WELL Building Standard® provides the opportunity to design and build with a human-centered approach. By placing people at the heart of design, construction, operations and development decisions, facilities managers can help to improve human health and wellbeing and reduce the health care costs associated with chronic diseases. Using WELL or some of its components can generate a meaningful return on investment for the building company/owner in terms of increased productivity and adding value to real estate assets. In addition, it can provide health care cost savings for employees/tenants.
Renee Azerbegi, President of Ambient Energy, will provide an overview of the WELL Building Standard® and provide lessons learned on her current building projects. She is providing energy, commissioning, and/or sustainability consulting on several projects utilizing the WELL Building Standard for several large office buildings including Google and Kilroy Realty Corp, and a luxury condominium project. Ms. Azerbegi will also provide specific discussion points on the positive energy impact of WELL and provide several financial case studies.
- An overview of the WELL Building Standard®
- How can facilities managers use WELL to improve employee health and wellbeing
- What is the ROI using WELL when considering energy consumption using case studies
The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), which is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment. IWBI offers WELL Building Certification through collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) which administers the USGBC’s LEED certification and the LEED professional credentialing program, assuring a seamless relationship between WELL and LEED. A WELL Certified™ project has the potential to add measurable value to the health, wellbeing and happiness of building occupants.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Renée Azerbegi, CEM, LEED-AP BD+C, GGP, Provisional WELL-AP, LBC Ambassador – President.
Renée Azerbegi, President of Ambient Energy, a sustainability and commissioning consulting firm with offices in San Francisco and Denver, has seventeen years of experience specializing in energy modeling, green building rating systems, renewable energy and mechanical design. Ms. Azerbegi’s commitments to the green building industry include Chair of the Awards Committee and President of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Building Coalition Energy Modeling Committee, and co-chair of the Colorado Chapter of International Facility Management Association’s Sustainability Committee. She has a Master of Science in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she quantified both the economic and environmental impacts of LEED for her Master’s Thesis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Building Tours.
5:00 p.m. New Member Welcome - open to all members, new and old, who would like to learn more about membership benefits and meet the Chapter Leaders.
5:30 until 7 p.m. Program
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Networking Reception
ServiceNow, 2225 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara
Online registration for this event is closed. You may register at the door.