Speaker: Howard Wertheimer
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Director of Capital Planning & Space Management
About Howard Wertheimer:
Howard S. Wertheimer, a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional, is the Director of Capital Planning & Space Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, Historic Preservation Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives and most things that are visually exposed.
As part of the Space Management portfolio, Howard has strategic oversight of almost 15 million square feet of space in 200 buildings on 400 acres, including more than 170 centrally scheduled classrooms and instructional spaces on campus.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech in November 2006, Howard was a partner and principal at Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architects where he focused on the planning, programming and design of technically sophisticated college and university facilities.
He is a frequent lecturer and presenter, and has been an active participant in numerous community and professional organizations, including AIA, SCUP, AASHE, AUA, NACUBO and Leadership Atlanta.
Track: Innovating Projects
Topic: Project Positive: The Living Building at Georgia Tech
Description: In partnership with The Kendeda Fund, Georgia Institute of Technology will build what is expected to become the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. The Living Building at Georgia Tech will physically support instruction and research and serve as a public forum for related campus engagement and community outreach activities. This highly-sustainable facility will be Living Building Challenge TM 3.0 certified – a program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. The Living Building at Georgia Tech will provide a unique opportunity to physically demonstrate how Tech practices sustainability as well as providing a campus “hub” for sustainability for our academic, research and community outreach efforts. The building will serve as a fully functional, working model of sustainable principles for a variety of audiences to access, study and replicate, including net positive energy, net zero water, healthy materials and zero waste. This panel session will seek to use the Living Building as an opportunity to intersect programming, sustainable culture change, education and research on campus to create a Living-Learning-Laboratory.