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A Megatrend in the building industry and an expanding field of the “Green” building industry...
It goes beyond building “green”... The new Frontier of modern buildings
Is good for the environment AND provides healthy and productive environments for occupants.
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The conventional way most building owners and operators characterize the attractiveness and productivity of spaces is quickly changing to address the current Megatrend in the building industry. The focus is NOW on creating healthy buildings that provide high comfort, create a sense of welcoming, inclusion, beauty and care. Discover how to start embracing this new Megatrend.
Data shows building new or retrofitting spaces to make them healthier can actually cause higher energy and water uses, with all the negative impact. There is a better way forward. Discover how our expertise in innovative sustainable design and technology can identify technologies that create both healthier buildings and reduce energy and water use.
A big shift toward the concept of the “triple bottom line” of Planet (environmental), People (social) and Profit (financial) is a sustainable framework that businesses and building owners are adopting to assess their performance in a broader perspective to create value. Discover how you can join the movement as it relates to healtier and more poductive builings.
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Investments in healthy and productive buildings are not a luxury but a business imperative.
The US EPA has reported that Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, where concentrations of pollutants are typically higher than outdoors and cause a significant health risk .
Occupant expectations on buildings and the built environment have been changing significantly over the 20 to 30 years... Not modernizing your buildings decreases their financial performance.
Investments in healthy and productive buildings helps to differentiate from competitors and obtain a tangible competitive.
It is a confirmed fact that buildings with an inferior Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) cause significant problems, make occupants sick and cause them to leave.
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Here's why we are well qualified to help you achieve your goals of healthy and comfortable buildings.
Healthy Building Expert offers a strong combination of knowhow, knowledge and experience essential for providing winning solutions in the complex field of designing, retrofitting and operating healthy, productive and comfortable buildings.
The evolution of the Healthy Buildings field is based on, but goes beyond, green building principles.
Therefore, it is essential the experts you work with have depth of knowledge in classic green building standards plus the unique knowledge and understanding of the psychological and physiological effect of unhealthy buildings.
In essence, the best healthy buildings are good for the environment and are good for the building occupants. You can trust we are skillful in both green building and healthy building standards:
We are certified in both green building standards LEED and WELL, and we also have expert knowledge in sustainable energy and water management.
We focus on practical applications of green and healthy buildings, where we can assess the environmental AND the financial benefits of the selected building strategies and derive the biggest value for clients.
We have research and application experience in occupant health and comfort and how these can be achieved in conjunction with energy efficiency.
We have worked with building owners and tenants to increase occupant comfort and health.
• We are staying at the cutting edge of the healthy building technology and assess an increasing body of research and successful applications on an ongoing basis.
The following services and products are available to help you gaining the largest value from your investments in improving your buildings.
1. Initial evaluations: Examples include: Thermal comfort studies since occupant’s satisfaction requires indoor temperatures to be not too hot or cold, Ventilation studies since bad indoor air quality makes spaces unhealthy and unattractive; Noise studies, since noise can cause health issues and motivate occupants to leave.
2. Winning strategies: We analyze multiple problems and develop a winning mix of improvement strategies. Winning strategies need favorable ROI which we ensure by using proprietary assessment tools to optimize ROI.
3. Support project planning: We support the project team creating cost effective design based on winning strategies including the selection of technology products and capable contractorsnning strategies including selecting technology products and capable contractors.
4. Support implementation: Ongoing support for the project team on clarifying implementation barriers and opportunities. We’ll provide independent commissioning to ascertain that full design potential is achieved.
5. Optional certification: We can manage the certification process to obtain the selected levels of green building certification such as WELL, LEED, or EnergyStar.
Manfred Zapka, Ph.D., P.E.: Principal Certifications: WELL AP, LEED AP, CEM, CEA
Dr. Zapka, Principal, has been working in the renewable energy, green building and occupant comfort fields for more than 25 years. He has remained at the cutting edge of sustainability and occupant comfort technologies ever since. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Hawaii and an alumnus of the University of Hawaii where he received engineering PhD. As an adjunct professor for architecture he has lectured and conducted applied research in high performance building technologies at the University of Hawaii for the past 10 years. He has worked with renowned international expert in the green building field to create winning technologies and crate practical building applications. He has seen the green building movement change from theoretical concepts to mainstream acceptance in the building. He prefers practical and applied solutions of natural resources. Dr. Zapka has the LEED AP, WELL AP certifications along with other energy certifications. Following established green building standards, and even going beyond them, brings tangible financial benefits to clients as well as reduces impact on the environment. Dr. Zapka lives and works in Hawaii with his wife and business partner and enjoys Hawaii natural and cultural beauty through water sports and theater and music.
Healthy Building Expert is a registered Service Mark (SM) of Sustainable Design & Consulting LLC
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When its time to invest in sustainability to protect the planet and improve the overall financial performance for your company, organization or community, the smartest first step is to schedule a discovery conversation with a knowledgeable expert, so you can consider all of the angles and design a strategic plan that puts you on the right path forward.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE 30-minute, no obligation strategic brainstorming session to help you uncover your very best ROI opportunities from initial concepts to concrete implementation.
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