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{Past Event} - Green Design & Construction Series: Futurecast 2030: Sustainable Healthcare Design

January 31, 2013 - 2:00 pm - January 31, 2013 - 3:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Futurecast 2030: Sustainable Healthcare Design" will enable attendees to envision the environmental expectations on the healthcare design sector in 2030, and how to begin building that capability in projects today. The presenters will convey their understanding of the current leading edge of sustainable healthcare design, and how it is informing a sector that can in fact engage with, and improve human and environmental health. The session will reveal the need for performance goals to be developed collectively as a discipline field and how designers can engage with design collectives, NGOs and non-profits in order to both benefit from and contribute to these organizations. Lastly, the session will offer attendees tangible, actionable, and tiered goals, and related strategies to immediately improve environmental performance of projects today, and how to position their projects and firms to be ahead of the curve in 2030. Case studies from across the globe will be used to demonstrate how these strategies can be seamlessly integrated in a synergistic model to improve both the design quality and environmental performance of healthcare projects.

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


  • Envision the environmental expectations on the healthcare design sector in 2030, and how to begin building capability in projects today.
  • Learn how to collaborate with the organizations operating in the sustainable healthcare field in order to better position themselves, their firms and their projects.
  • Understand specific material health, energy, land management and water efficiency goals, and related strategies to incorporate into projects today that will be relevant in 2030.
  • Integrate sustainable design strategies seamlessly into the design process and improve both the design quality and environmental performance of healthcare projects.


Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins & Will
Robin Guenther is a national leader in the conversation linking public health, regenerative design, and sustainability. In her thirty years of practice, her work has helped shape healthier, more welcoming facilities for nearly every medical institution in New York City. Robin joined Perkins+Will when the firm she founded, Guenther 5 Architects, merged with the Perkins+Will’s New York office, creating a new platform for delivering her continuing leadership in the field of sustainable design to projects around the world. Robin was recently named the Most Influential Person in 2009 by Healthcare Design magazine. She is the co-author of the book, Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, released by Wiley in 2008, and is the principal author of the Green Guide for Health Care, the most commonly used method of tracking sustainability in healthcare spaces today. In 2005, Robin was awarded The Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award for her efforts in improving and supporting the environment.


Breeze Glazer, Research Knowledge Manager, Perkins & Will
Breeze Glazer is a designer who has focused his entire career on sustainability in architecture. He has applied this expertise on a broad variety of projects across a multitude of scales, from carbon neutral multi-family developments to acute care hospitals and academic medical centers. As a designer working in a post-Katrina New Orleans, Breeze led the design and construction of the first LEED NC Silver building in the city, a transitional homeless shelter. An ACSA award winner, his work has been exhibited at several museums and featured in magazines and newspapers. As a National Market Sector Research Manager for Healthcare Sustainability at Perkins+Will, Breeze is currently focused on shifting the healthcare design paradigm to the necessary sustainable practices. His research targets the multi-faceted design of healthcare buildings, working to rethink standard practices inherent in the design process from building systems and products to overall design and layouts.


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