The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
HKIA Circular: 10/2005
CPD — 073— 060505
29 April 2005
Round Table Discussion on
Health Outcomes Vs. Sustainability Labelling Using LEED
organized by Environment and Sustainable Development Committee, Board of Local Affairs
Date : 6 May 2005, Friday
Time : 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm (inclusive of Q & A)
Venue : HKIA Premises
Speaker : Dr Glenn Sweitzer, Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture
Ball State University in Munice, Indiana, USA
Moderator : Mr K S Wong, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee Fee : Free of Charge
Health – and sustainability – elude consensus definition and assessment. Health outcomes and sustainability are intertwined with
buildings, in which we spend most of our life. Because sustainable buildings should serve well for several generations, their impact on health outcomes should be of lifelong importance.
On this basis, the researchers have compared health outcomes reported in the US with associated LEED (Leadership in Energy &
Environmental Design) checklist items, scoring, and labelling thresholds. Selected comparisons are reported according to the six LEED scoring categories: Site; Water; Energy & Atmosphere; Materials & Resources; Indoor Air Quality; and Innovation & Design.
Checklist anomalies and discrepancies items are discussed. The research suggests changes to certain LEED checklist items and
labelling thresholds to better account for health outcomes. These suggestions may be considered for future versions of LEED,
intended to improve sustainability assessments of buildings.
What is LEED ?
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System? is a voluntary, consensus-based
national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings in the U.S. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. LEED
provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED recognizes achievements and promotes expertise in green building through a
comprehensive system offering project certification, professional accreditation, training and practical resources.
More Info on LEED : http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19
About the Speaker
Dr Glenn Sweitzer is Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Sustainability is the
focus of his teaching, research, and consulting. Health outcomes, studied first as a US National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Tokyo, have helped shape his current research concerning sustainability assessment.
In addition, from 1999-2001, Glenn was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong
Polytechnic University. His research concerned daylighting and ventilation potentials for high-rise housing, in relation to regulating building design in the context of Hong Kong.
About US Green Building Council : http://www.usgbc.org/
Round Table Discussion on
Health Outcomes vs. Sustainability Labelling Using LEED
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