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HOK’s sustainable design leaders will participate on multiple panels and HOK-designed buildings will be on public display during Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta from Nov. 19-22. Here’s the full list of sessions and tours:

Nov. 19 at 3:15 p.m. – The Financial Case for Healthy, High Performance Buildings

HOK’s Mara Baum, sustainable design leader of health and wellness, will participate in this panel discussion exploring the actionable insights for the next wave of sustainability. Topics to be discussed include a macro-look at the state of wellness in the built environment, new quantitative research on the business case for human-centric design and leading project case studies of innovative next-gen buildings with significant demonstrated financial returns.

Nov. 20 at 11:15 a.m. – The Circadian Curtain Wall: Advocating Integrated Design

John Neary, senior facade specialist in HOK’s New York studio, will present on the Circadian Curtain Wall, a conceptual enclosure element developed between HOK and WSP Built Ecology to address site conditions and connect building inhabitants to the world around them in supportive, sustainable ways. This presentation will cover many facets to the proposed performative facade, the design process that generated it and how the integrated design concepts were modeled and tested.

Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m. – The College Green: Immersive Integrated Design on Campus

Anica Landreneau, HOK’s global director of sustainable design, will present on Emory University’s Health Science Research Building II. Emory faces the same challenges as many institutions: how to manage energy and water resources across a diverse building portfolio.This advanced session will provide a brief overview of specific regional, programmatic and campus challenges as well as Emory’s sustainability vision and aggressive goals for the Health Science Research Building II. Presenters will dive into specific design strategies and discuss how their advanced integrated design process minimized energy consumption, identified performance strategies and individually assessed all options for impact.

Other events:

The HOK-designed Mercedes-Benz Stadium and newly renovated State Farm Arena will feature prominently in a Nov. 18 tour of green sports venues. In addition, the Greenbuild celebration and concert will also take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 21.

HOK’s Devki Desai, project structural engineer in New York, and Phillip Gangan, marketing professional in San Francisco, will participate in the Polygon Foundation’s workshop on the Embodied Carbon Benchmark Initiative to move forward on how to measure and reduce embodied carbon in buildings.

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