Becoming a Performance Driven Firm

in Associations/News

Presented in partnership with AIA-St. Louis

Being a top firm is about much more than getting design awards. The design community is recognizing that excellence is about design AND performance. This is reflected in the recently revised AIA Committee on the Environment’s Top Ten awards,  which now emphasizes the importance of actual building performance in addition to project’s design intent.

Is your firm consistently delivering high-performance buildings? Whether or not projects are LEED certified, you can develop internal systems and processes to ensure high performance projects across your portfolio. Successful companies realize improved project performance, increased profits and happier clients through performance-driven design.

This session will share frameworks, roadmaps and proven methodologies from successful firms to help attendees assess their current situation, identify strategic areas for improvement, and develop change management strategies to ensure widespread adoption of new processes and project delivery methodologies for continuous improvement.

This evening presentation is applicable to anyone championing sustainability in their organization. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common problems that limit a firm’s ability to drive high performance through their projects.
  • Explore proven methodologies to integrate performance into project outcomes.
  • Access tools and resources for direct application in participants’ work to foster effective change management.
  • Discover a clear roadmap and steps that apply to all firms no matter where they are in the process.

SPEAKER
Barbra Batshalom is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Sustainable Performance Institute and past founder and president of the USGBC Affiliate in Massachusetts. She is an industry leader whose vision drives the organization’s programs to transform the market from public policy to professional practice. SPI’s Green Firm Certification is the first industry program to provide a framework for evaluating the capability of design and construction firms to deliver a consistent, high quality sustainability service and was adopted by HUD in 2012. SPI’s Green Firm Boot Camp workshop program has been delivered to hundreds of firms nation-wide to help raise the bar on professional practice in the industry. With a diverse background of fine arts, social psychology and 20 years in architecture and sustainability consulting, she brings a variety of skills to her work and a unique perspective engaging the human dynamics of decision-making and creative collaboration to technical work.  Her recent presentations include Greenbuild 2015 (in US, Brazil and Italy), Living Future 2014, NESEA 2015, 2016, and AIA National Convention, 2014.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

WHEN
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm -Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE
Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Members, AIA- St. Louis Members, and Students
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

Thanks to our Event Sponsor: Fox Architects

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