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{Past Event} - Green Operations Series: Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare

May 4, 2011 - 1:00 pm - May 4, 2011 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


This program provides understanding of how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects sustainable building practices of healthcare and healing environments. Further, the impact of IAQ on healthcare construction, focusing on effective design strategies from project concept through construction including operations and maintenance will be discussed. Lastly, the program identifies building construction resources for creating healthy indoor spaces used for healing environments. A case study is provided for greater understanding and discussion.


  • Identify 3 factors driving sustainable building practices of healthcare facilities in the US
  • Understand the issues impacting healthcare construction and IAQ
  • Demonstrate effective design strategies to minimize IAQ problems and control contaminants in healthcare environments
  • Identify building construction resources for creating healthy healing environments


Paul Bates, MBA, LEED-AP, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Email:   Telephone: 678-444-4041
Paul Bates, MBA, LEED-AP, serves as the Market Outreach Manager for GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and is responsible for developing and delivering sustainably oriented education and training programs to a range of audiences including building operations and design professionals, professional organizations and consumers. Paul has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of West Florida as well as an Interior Design degree, (NCIDQ accredited), from the University of Southern Mississippi. Previously, Paul was involved in project design, sales and marketing at design related firms, and is an Allied member, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He has spoken before more than 100 audiences internationally on topics related to Indoor Air Quality issues that impact market segments such as commercial office, healthcare, education, as well as government and residential.

Telephone: 415-356-8660
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. Based in San Francisco, she oversees sustainability implementation, research, consulting and education across the firm’s global healthcare market sector; her current projects include large hospitals in California, Indiana and Germany. Mara brings over a dozen years of sustainability experience in design, urban planning, research, teaching and LEED certification. Much of this experience has focused on regenerative healthcare design, both in project work and in research on the conflicts and synergies between healthcare and sustainability best practices. A recognized national leader in this field, Mara speaks and publishes widely on these topics and serves as a subject matter expert for the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Healthcare rating system. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University. She is also on the faculty of Boston Architectural College, where she teaches an online course, Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities.

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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