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Ten Years in One of the World's Greenest Buildings

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The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) opened in December 2012. It remains the only building to achieve seven of the highest green building certifications: the Living Building Challenge, WELL Platinum (first), SITES Platinum (first), LEED Platinum, BREAAM Outstanding In-Use (first in the United States), Fitwel 3 Star, and Zero Energy certifications. After 10 years of occupying, operating, and refining this unique facility, Phipps and the design team have developed a wealth of knowledge to share with designers, builders, and owners. This presentation will explore what was learned about design process, biophilic design, performance, occupant engagement, and ongoing evaluation.

Learning objectives

  • Improve alignment of project stakeholders, the design team, and the community around shared regenerative development goals.
  • Understand how each of the different rating systems worked together to create a highly successful project.   
  • Implement key lessons learned around biophilic design process and integration that led to changes in subsequent building projects.
  • Understand the importance on occupant engagement and value of monitoring ongoing performance.   

This course is part of a series

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 $50  non-member
 $35  member
1.50 LUs
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    Sonja Bochart


    Director, Design Strategist |Lens - Shepley Bulfinch 

    Sonja Bochart IIDA, LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP, LFA, director at Lens – Shepley Bulfinch, has an...
  • Minnerly

    Chris Minnerly

    Architect |The Mosites Company

    Chris Minnerly has been practicing architecture for nearly 35 years with a focus on creating...
  • Piacentin

    Richard Piacentini


    CEO | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    Richard Piacentini is the President and CEO of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.