Green Buildings and the Culture of the New Workplace

  • 02 Aug 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • SDG&E Energy Innovation Center (EIC), 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117

Green Buildings and the Culture of the New Workplace

Sponsored by SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

The workplace is rapidly changing with a renewed focus on why and how we build the places we live, work and play.  Where we work is a place that should be centered around productivity and the human experience.  The new workplace is designed around productivity, collaboration, and the individual - all while being energy and resource efficient.  “Green Buildings and the Culture of the New Workplace" will provide an overview of the principles of innovative and collaborative work spaces, highlight LEEDv4 credits and prerequisites, and aspects of the WELL certification, RESET standard and certification system centered around productivity and comfort, and present a few successful case studies of local, innovative projects. Many characteristics of the new workplace are integrated throughout an organization, stemming from a new culture emerging in the workplace, and a new value placed on the 'human health and human experience' at the workplace.

Learning Objectives Include

  • Discover the principles of innovative and collaborative work spaces
  • Understand how workplace design can impact the health and productivity of employees
  • Learn about new approaches to indoor air quality testing and monitoring to ensure healthy indoor spaces
  • Gain knowledge around the financial benefits of increasing occupant productivity and the effect on the organization’s bottom line 

This class is eligible for continuing education units from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


Josh Dean has professional experience working in the real estate, sustainability and construction industries. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, is a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional in Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance. He has been involved with the USGBC – San Diego Chapter since 2013 and has been on staff since January 2015.  He has worked on LEED EBOM and energy projects throughout Colorado and San Diego County.

A Principal at Miller Hull, Ben Dalton brings 15 years of experience, including highly complex and sustainable projects, both public and private.  After gaining his Master’s Degree from the University of Washington in 2005, Ben joined the Miller Hull Partnership and in 2011, he relocated to San Diego to facilitate Miller Hull’s new office and complete work on the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. Currently, he is designing the Santa Monica City Yards project, a renovation to the Center for Costal Studies on the UCSD SIO Campus, a Student Success District at the University of Arizona and finishing up construction of IDEA 1 in East Village San Diego.  Ben serves on the New School of Architecture San Diego Advisory Board and the Lean Construction Institute Steering Committee.

Jim Mumford is a Certified Landscape Professional, Accredited Green Roof Professional, licensed contractor, and a nationally recognized plantscaper. Mumford is currently studying the relatively new fields of biomimicry and biophilia. Frequently featured as a green building expert by local and national print and broadcast media including CNN and FOX Business, Mumford is also profiled for his entrepreneurial skills. He was named a California “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; one of San Diego’s “Top Influentials” by the San Diego Daily Transcript; and was a featured speaker at the TEDx Youth Conference in San Diego.

Ravi Bajaj has professional experience as a green building consultant with an emphasis on education and training. He holds a degree in Earth Science from UC San Diego and is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, Building Design and Construction, and Interior Design and Construction. He also holds the WELL AP credential. He was previously the Education Manager with the San Diego Green Building Council coordinating study groups and educational events around sustainability in the built environment and is now a Project Manager with Healthy Buildings International.

Steven Shinn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP. Steven is an architect with Gensler who focuses on government, academic and non-profit clients with 28 years of experience.  He has been LEED accredited for 12 years and a WELL AP for one year.  He has worked on 9 sustainable projects, and co-presented at 12 sustainable seminars.


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