Growth of the Green Movement

Convergence of Energy, Health & Wellness, Productivity & Metrics

Please register below through the EIC website.

This program is funded by the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.

Course Description: 

The built environment has not only a huge impact on the climate by producing roughly 40% of CO2 emissions but also on our health and wellbeing. With Americans spending 90% of their daily lives indoors; designers, architects, and builders have an opportunity to create a positive impact in these areas. To support this connection between human wellbeing and the built environment, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) launched a WELL Building Certification system to promote a more in-depth understanding of building performance metrics, thresholds that support our health, wellbeing and happiness. Similar to what LEED has achieved for the environmental performance, WELL is striving to move the needle on healthy buildings and communities. This session will uncover key interdependencies between building energy management and indoor environmental quality, light, and sound design. Presentation and panel discussion includes local experts in the architecture, mechanical engineering, and indoor air quality fields to discuss case studies on how to achieve high energy performance while creating healthy interiors.

Seminar Highlights:

  1. Aquire an overview of the growth of the sustainable movement

  2. Discover the importance of energy efficiency, health & wellness, and metrics on our built spaces

  3. Understand how workplace design can impact the health and productivity of employees

  4. Learn how energy efficiency can be integrated into the design of healthy and innovative workspaces

  5. Learn about new approaches to indoor air quality and monitoring to ensure healthy indoor spaces

  6. Gain knowledge around the financial benefits of increasing occupant productivity and the effect on the organization's bottom line



Steven is an architect with Gensler who focuses on government, academic and non-profit clients with 30 years of experience. He has been LEED accredited for 15 years and a WELL AP for three years. He has been involved in multiple rating systems (LEED BD+C, ID+C, C&S, ND, WELL and Fitwell) and several sustainable building strategies (ZNE, Energy Star, geothermal and stormwater enhancement). He has worked on 12 sustainable projects and presented at 30 sustainable seminars.

Courtney Bonas, CEM, LEED AP, CMVP

M & V Project Mananger, Brummitt Energy Associates

Courtney brings over nine years of experience in the built environment with a background in measurement and verification for non-residential projects in the K-12, higher education, health care, local government and federal markets. 


Staci Atwater, PE, WELL AP

Staci is a licensed mechanical engineer with Glumac, a consulting MEP engineering firm that focuses on sustainable buildings. Staci has a passion for energy efficiency as well as occupant health and wellness, promoting natural ventilation, thermal comfort strategies, and improving indoor air quality. Before moving to San Diego, Staci led the Orange County Living Building Challenge Collaborative.



July 31, 2019 at 8:30am - 12:30pm


Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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