This month's community call focuses on ensuring sustainability during the construction phase.
Establishing contractor awareness of the design phase sustainability goals allows the construction team to reduce air pollution through low-emitting equipment, protect healthy soil and vegetation, support restoration strategies, strive for a net-zero waste site, and the like.
Our speakers are well versed in SITES and sustainable and regenerative design. Each has worked on SITES projects including the first two SITES v2 certified projects: the University of Texas at El Paso and Chicago Navy Pier. Join this call to hear how to best communicate SITES in specifications, successfully work with contractors,and other lessons learned. We will cover Section 7 of the Rating System, the Soil Management Plan (P4.1), and other credits that come into play during this phase.
Heather Venhaus, Regenerative Environmental Design: Heather is the former SITES Program Manager for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, contributing author to The Sustainable Sites Handbook, author of Designing the Sustainable Site, and now Principal, Regenerative Environmental Design (RED), a sustainable design-consulting firm that strives to connect natural and built systems in mutually beneficial ways. RED works closely with project teams to find sustainable design solutions that improve site performance and save time and money over the life of the project.
Bryan Astheimer, Re:Vision Architecture: Bryan has over a decade of professional experience in ecologically sensitive site design, sustainable infrastructure master planning (solid waste management, potable water supply, wastewater treatment and reuse, energy generation and distribution, ecological systems), hydrologic analysis and design, LEED consulting and high performance building design within the US and internationally.