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{Past Event} - Design & Construction Series: Greening Specifications for Health Care

August 8, 2008 - 1:00 pm - August 8, 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Specifications can establish a strong foundation for a green construction project. They control many of the details that define the project as green. In many areas of green building, green specifications are leading market transformation efforts. This webinar will review how to approach specifications for a green health care project to achieve the best result. Then it will highlight the successful path the Jersey Shore University Medical Center has taken toward achieving formal LEED for New Construction v2.2 certification based on the strong foundation developed in the construction documents by WHR Architects, specifically the sustainable aspects incorporated into the project specifications from the onset of this project.

Takehome Value

  • General Principles of Specifying
  • Five Guidelines for Specifying Green Buildings
  • Organizing formats and tools for specifying
  • Best Practice Specifications for Healthcare
  • How specifications support LEED certification documentation (Case Study)
  • Participants will understand the sustainable design elements that were not incorporated into the base design specifications due to premium cost or owner request.
  • Participants will become familiar with the key areas within the project specifications to focus on when integrating sustainable design requirements and LEED requirements.


Greg Roberts, WHR Architects
Telephone: 713-665-5665
Greg Roberts is a Principal with WHR Architects, Houston and Dallas, Texas; a firm specializing in healthcare facility design. Mr. Roberts serves as their Specifications Manager; is a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute and a past president of the Houston Chapter, Construction Specification Institute (CSI). He serves on the Steering Committee of the “Green Guide for Health Care” and the Core Committee of LEED™ for Health Care, two national initiatives focused on green healthcare facilities. Mr. Roberts is a LEED™ Accredited Professional, and has served as a Director and chair of the Education Committee of the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the US Green Building Council. He is past chairman of the Texas Society of Architects’ Sustainable Environment Committee and served on CSI’s Environmental Task Team, a national team charged with developing guidelines for “greening” the Institute. He has served as a Director on the AIAHouston Board of Directors and currently co-chairs the chapter’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). He is also active on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Green Building Committee. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a licensed architect in a number of states with over 35 years of experience.

Michael Pavelsky, The Sheward Partnership, LLC
Telephone: 215-751-9301
Michael Pavelsky, AIA, LEED AP is Sustainability Manager for The Sheward Partnership, an architecture, planning and sustainability consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Michael has over 10 years experience in the design industry having managed over 40 LEED projects throughout the United States and abroad. With a specific focus on sustainable design for healthcare facilities, The Sheward Partnership is currently managing the LEED certification process for eight major hospital expansion projects in the U.S. Michael is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional holding a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University with a minor in Historic Preservation. Michael is also an active member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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