Sustainable and Functional Design – Building For Today and Tomorrow [NYC]
October 25 2023
5:30pm - 8:00pm
445 5th Avenue
New York City, NY 10016
445 5th Avenue
New York City, NY 10016
Our events are open to architectural, design, and building industry professionals only.
Sustainable and Functional Design – Building For Today and Tomorrow
The panel will define the various certifications parameters of LEED, Fitwel, ILFI Zero, and BREEAM. Participants will be able to evaluate sustainable best practices of reaching Net-0 reviewing existing projects.
The projects will showcase exterior trends and how the design has been adjusted to fit this environmental initiative.
The program reviews strategies employed on completed project to achieve net zero. Various green rating/certification systems and their criteria will be discussed and terms related to sustainable building will be defined. New and old design strategies effectiveness and compatibility with current building design trends will be compared including passive solar, high-efficiency lighting and renewable energy.
Learning Objective 1:
Define the differences between certifications LEED, Fitwel, ILFI Zero, and BREEAM
Learning Objective 2:
Evaluate projects utilizing sustainable design criteria to achieve better energy efficiency
Learning Objective 3:
Identify facade trends that can be integrated into sustainable designs of the future
Learning Objective 4:
Review the information critical to educating clients and balancing design requests with new sustainable technologies.
Reception with small bites and drinks to follow presentation
About the Speakers
|Farah Ahmad, RA, LEED AP BD+C (Moderator)
Farah (Ahmad) Qadeer is a licensed public sector Architect and LEED Accredited Professional based in New York City, specializing in building energy efficiency and green building technical standards. Her public sector experience in city government agencies includes sustainable design review of projects, assessment and development of technical standards and energy code compliance. Additionally, as a green building journalist for national publications, Farah is passionate about sharing her expertise on environmental policy and high performance design. You can tweet her (@farah_arch) or connect with her on Instagram (@renewablefarah). For more on Farah's work, visit: www.farahnazahmad.com.
Sean Quinn leads HOK’s global regenerative design practice, leveraging natural systems and building technology to enhance development as a steward of the environment and communities. Based in San Francisco, he works across the firm’s broad portfolio of local, regional and international projects to establish positive performance strategies. He seeks common solutions to the complex problems of the day through design efforts that achieve significant environmental, health and resilient enhancements while striving beyond carbon neutrality. With over 20 years of architectural experience focused on performance-based design and planning, Sean has led and assisted the design of projects across all typologies through North America, Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia. Sean complements his design practice with research in building science and simulation, innovative building systems and fabrication, and biomimicry.
Mohammed Ayoub is a Vice President and Design Director leading HDR’s Manhattan Offices Design Studio. at HDR. Known for his creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication, he has led the design of several large-scale, award-winning complex projects and masterplans across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With a wicked sense of humor and effervescent charm, Mohammed effortlessly motivates his diverse studio to achieve superlative design that embodies a strong vision. Educated in the UK, he is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the proud recipient of Building Design and Construction’s 2011 40 Under 40 award. Mohammed splits his time between Europe and the Wilton CT, where he lives with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, chickens and 20,000 bees.