Confronting COVID-19: Healthy Building Certification Updates


2020-08-26T13:00:00 - 2020-08-26T14:15:00

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    The leading U.S. healthy building certification systems – WELL and Fitwel – have created new certification tools to respond to the threat of the coronavirus and help developers and landlords ensure that they are providing the healthiest indoor and outdoor environments possible for residential, office and commercial buildings. In this webinar, learn about the WELL Health Safety Rating and the Fitwel Viral Response Module, and gain insights which can be applied to buildings in your portfolio, certified or not.   



    Marta Schantz

    Co-Executive Director of the Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate , Urban Land Institute

    Marta Schantz is the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute. She brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Marta has strengths in project management and market analysis, concentrated in both qualitative and quantitative energy and policy analysis. She has knowledge in sustainability, energy efficiency, and large-scale program management. Prior to her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency services to utilities and real estate, and before that worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on their federal energy consulting team. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


    Jessica Cooper

    Chief Commercial Officer, International WELL Building Institute

    The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. With a background in design, Jessica is passionate about leveraging the power of design to realize human and environmental sustainability outcomes. Accordingly, her work at IWBI brings health-focused design and policy solutions to diverse buildings and human environments around the globe. Leveraging scientific evidence and research, Jessica helps clients both quantify the value of healthy buildings and develop technical solutions for implementing the WELL Building Standard™.


    Renee Loveland

    Director of ESG, Edlen & Company

    Renee Loveland was among the first employees of Gerding Edlen hired during the Firm’s first year of operations in 1996 and has over 20 years of experience in real estate development. As Director of Sustainability, Renee leads the firm’s sustainability initiatives across the investment management, property management and development portfolios. She is responsible for the overall LEED certification process and contributes heavily to early design decisions that affect long-term building performance. Renee was co-creator of Gerding Edlen’s proprietary Livable Place Index, a system of metrics to measure building performance, and is responsible for all portfolio-level tracking and ESG reporting.


    Joanna Frank

    President & CEO, Center for Active Design

    Joanna Frank is the founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design, where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. Prior to launching the Center, Ms. Frank worked for the City of New York, where her positions included Director of Active Design and Director of the NYC FRESH program. Before working for the City, Ms. Frank was a Partner at Bright City Development, LLC where she was responsible for the development of mixed-use residential buildings using sustainable design criteria. Ms. Frank is a member of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Steering Committee.


    Laura Craft

    SVP, Head of Global ESG Strategy, Heitman

    Laura Craft is a real estate investment manager with ~$44 billion under management. Laura establishes systematic approaches to embed ESG into investment decision-making and management of investments. Recently, Laura lead the Heitman partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to publish the report, Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making, which explores current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate.