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This presentation will discuss how to create high performance, healing environments, not just buildings, from an institutional masterplanning perspective. It will discuss strategies for campuses that continue to evolve in the midst of changing sustainability metrics, standards and regulations. The talk will succinctly diagnose the issues and specific challenges facing healthcare today drawing on first-hand experience in working with leading institutions including the Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center. It will introduce methods of analysis, assessment, and technical strategies for solving the challenges on multiple scales within the healthcare sector. The presentation will also discuss the recently released LEED for Healthcare system, and specifically it's impact on sustainable healthcare. Finally, the talk will review what makes a successful process specifically in terms of motivation, setting expectations, benchmarking and continued re-evaluation.

This webinar has been approved by AIA for 1.5 CE credits.


  • Understand innovative methods of environmental analysis, assessment, and technical strategies for solving typical challenges towards creating more sustainable healthcare projects and campuses.
  • Assess how LEED for Healthcare relates to other sustainability frameworks and other external metrics and standards including, but not limited to: carbon emissions criteria, and human health metrics.
  • Recognize the institutional perspective on the benefits, challenges and/ or barriers associated with a wide scale adoption of sustainability as a process specifically in terms of motivation, setting expectations, benchmarking and continued re-evaluation.
  • Comprehend how to use LEED for Healthcare as a framework for taking sustainable healthcare to the next level of performance.


Ben Shephard LEED AP BD+C, Associate Director, NY, Atelier Ten
As Atelier Ten’s planning practice leader, Ben has directed numerous projects and managed the development of sustainability guidelines for a wide range of masterplans on a multitude of sectors including commercial, university, government, and transportation. Ben has extensive experience and technical expertise in campus planning and high performance buildings including NYU Langone Medical Center Masterplan and Kimmel Pavilion, and Harvard University Allston Masterplan Illinois State Capitol Masterplan and Stratton Building, Princeton Arts and Transit Neighborhood Enabling project, Assembly Square Mixed-Use Development. Most recently, he played an integral role in developing the Environmental Framework for Harvard Business School, for which Sharon Black, Director of Planning at Harvard Business School, states “Atelier Ten’s Environmental Framework is possibly the single most usable document I’ve reviewed during my 20-plus years at HBS”. Ben holds an MA in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a BA in Environmental Science from Northland College. Ben is a LEED-Accredited Professional.



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