Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges
With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.
October 22 at 12:00pm ET: Power of place: Equity, accessibility and design in a post-COVID-19 world
Amid the ongoing global pandemic and calls for racial justice and equity, many organizations – including IWBI – are looking for ways to do better: to make their work, communities and programs more inclusive and accessible to all. The interior design and architecture industries are no exception. Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss these issues and share ways to not only enhance human health and well-being, but ensure these fundamental rights are accessible to all, both within their own organizations and the spaces they create.
● Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President and CEO of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
● Antoine Bryant, Director of Strategic Partnerships, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
● Blanche Garcia, Interior Designer & Owner, B. Garcia Designs
● Luca Baraldo, LEED AP for Homes, Senior Associate, COOKFOX
October 21 at 10:00AM ET: Prioritizing Health and Safety in Today’s Office Buildings
For years American cities have been working hard to create healthier, more sustainable buildings. Now, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, that effort has been turned up as CRE tenants demand building with cleaner air, more space for social distancing, additional sanitization measures and more. How can developers invest in creating healthier spaces, and what does the demand for sustainable buildings mean for the future of our cities' offices? Join Empire State Realty Trust Dana Robbins Schneider and others as we discuss this important topic.
October 21 @ 3:45PM ET: Making the Invisible Visible: How Buildings Talk
Join IWBI’s SVP of Research Whitney Austin Gray at HealthSpaces to discuss the future of healthcare facilities.
October 22 at 10:00AM ET: Greenbuild Global Health and Wellness Summit
More critical than ever, this virtual summit brings the full leadership eco-system together to discuss how healthy, accessible spaces are being redefined. Join the IWBI team throughout the day, starting with the opening keynote introduction with IWBI CEO Rick Fedrizzi and in sessions such as “Wellness is for builders, not just for buildings.”
October 23 at 11:30AM ET: Power of Place: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery
Now, more than ever, we are aware of the leading role buildings, organizations, and communities play in public health, and in the midst of this pandemic, as a first line of defense for keeping us well. We have the science and practical knowledge today to ensure that the spaces where we spend our lives improve, not compromise, our health. Learn how IWBI is advancing the movement to transform the places where we live, work and play, into places where we can all thrive.
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KEYWORDS: COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, IWBI, International Well Building Institute