Building Healthy Places Breakfast Series
“Building Healthy Places Imperative”
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In response to homeowners, and/or tenants who are thinking increasing about their personal, employee and customer well-being, developers are focusing on health in their projects’ design, construction and maintenance. In support of these efforts, architects, lenders, engineers and others are seeking ways to promote and maintain the end users’ well-being. The initial results from projects completed by these developers with high rates of occupancy and other positive measures support this focus.
ULI launched the Building Healthy Places initiative in 2013 to help developers and others think about how to promote health and wellness within our built environment. Learn more about this national initiative on the national website.
ULI Houston is launching a series of breakfasts where real-estate experts discuss how they are moving to human resource stewardship. Our first event will showcase how Cambridge Development Group has achieved a competitive edge in this endeavor. Our panel with public and private sector experience will address the “fact based” underpinnings of these efforts and their long-term value in Houston’s market.
A Texas-practicing architect/educator, Rives co-directs Gensler’s Design Performance Task Force and teaches sustainable design seminars at Rice University and technology curriculum at the UH School of Architecture. Leading AIA CE and COTE, and TxA SusCom efforts, Rives was elevated to Fellowship for his commitment to sustainable architectural education, mentoring and practice.
Marina Badoian-Kriticos serves as the Institute for Market Transformation Senior Advisor to the City of Houston’s Office of Sustainability through the City Energy Project, a joint initiative with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to improve buildings’ efficiency in 10 U.S. cities. In this role, she provides support and expertise to help create a healthier and more prosperous city. Marina previously served as Sustainability Director for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) where she drove sustainability initiatives through a global organization and developed tools for market innovation.
Adele Houghton, a licensed Architect in the State of Texas; LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in Building Design & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and Neighborhood Development; and, public health professional is President of Biositu, LLC, a strategic consulting company dedicated to using public health research and data to inform green building design, operations, and maintenance. Her work with local jurisdictions has included incorporating environmental public health indicators into climate protection work in Austin, TX; developing evidence-based recommendations linking green building and health for three affordable housing developments in St. Paul, MN; and, compiling a climate and health addendum for a seven-county rural health department in Kentucky. At the national level, she has developed guidance documents addressing the links between human health, climate change, and/or green building for organizations such as the US Green Building Council, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the American Planning Association.
Mary graduated University of North Texas with a degree in Business and Media Communications. She has worked in development in the entertainment industry, in the non profit sector, in small business development, and currently real estate development. She has 20 years of experience in accounting/finance and strategic planning. Having served in a business capacity and for many non-profits over the years, Mary has a fundamental belief that great relationships, strong and consistent messaging, and quality projects and programming are the key to success for most organizations. She currently serves as LEED ND committee chair for USGBC, served as a Mentor for APA’s emerging professionals in 2016, and is gladly participating in ULI’s message for Building Healthy Places. Mary currently works for DL Cambridge Development Group based here in Houston, a RE development firm with a 40 year history specializing in lifestyle multifamily residential development.
7:30 am Check In and Breakfast
8:00 am Program Begins
9:00 am Program Adjourns
$20.00 for Members
$30.00 for Non-Members
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