An approach to well-being by Haworth

An approach to well-being by Haworth

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May 2016: An approach to well-being by Haworth
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Rockford Construction

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[ms_accordion_item title=”Overview” icon=”fa-newspaper-o” status=”open”]Well-being through the built environment
Well-being is a broad term used as an overall indication of quality of life. It is influenced by, and has an impact on, a variety of factors including physical health, comfort, stress, cognitive performance, employee engagement, happiness, economic success, and even life satisfaction.

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[ms_accordion_item title=”Continuing Education” icon=”fa-th-list” status=”close”]AIA Course #: HAE583 (HSW)
IDCEC Course#: CC-CC-104407; HSW
USGBC/GBCI#: 920004237
Subject Code: 2. Interior Design / 12. Sustainable and/or
Environmental Design

Course Description:
The movement towards a healthy and sustainable future requires knowing how to support people, nature and the built environment. This improves the bottom line. The goal of this course is to introduce the seven pillars of the new WELL Building Standards and help gain an understanding of incorporating these standards into the workplace. Awareness of these opportunities provides insight on the impact WELL Building has on business and its importance in the market.

Course Objectives:
Explain “why” well-being matters in the work environment
Explore opportunities for companies to implement well-being
programs
Learn about the structure and content of WELL Building
Standards
Explore the new standard through an actual case study

Course Outline:
Introduction
The Human Architecture Interface: Why the attention to
well-being?
Why Well-Being Matters to Business: Top Issues for people
in professional settings
Areas of Opportunity
Case Study: WELL Building Standards Overview
Air, Water, & Light
Nourishment & Fitness
Comfort & Mind
Conclusion | Question & Answer
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[ms_accordion_item title=”Presenter” icon=”fa-user” status=”close”]Rachel Cash
Associate Sustainability Specialist
Haworth, Inc.
Holland, MI

Rachel Cash joined Haworth, Inc. in 2015 in the role of Associate Sustainability Specialist. Responsibilities include facilitation of sales questions and requests for information related to LEED and product sustainability, meeting with clients to discuss Haworth’s sustainability program, maintenance of internal sustainability communications, assistance with corporate environmental compliance, and coordination of sustainability metrics between departments.
Before coming to Haworth, Cash interned at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality where she coordinated and managed a variety of environmental projects, acted as a liaison between non-governmental bodies and MDEQ, created online environmental education resources and fostered DEQ sponsored community programs and promote community-based environmental involvement. Cash also interned The Department of Community Health where she worked as a member of the Explore Lab Science Team and facilitated lab science workshops to prompt interest in science careers for k-12 students. Cash also conducted Biofuel research at the University of Michigan Biological Station where she investigated the economic viability of harvesting monocultures of invasive species for fuel.
Cash graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in
Environmental Science. During her time in Ann Arbor Cash facilitated a theater workshop in Detroit at a youth
incarceration facility and was actively involved with environmental sustainability organizations on campus.
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[ms_accordion_item title=”Registration” icon=”fa-calendar” status=”close”]Register by:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

via: J. Costen

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Author: Christopher Alexander

Christopher is a registered Architect and Architectural Revit Coordinator at Progressive AE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to Revit and BIM, he dapples in web design, CSI, and enjoys spending time with his wife, 4-year-old, and 1-year-old.

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