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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Designing Energy Use for Building, Community and Regional Health

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Building developers and managers struggle to quantify the personal and communal health impacts of energy decisions. Evaluating building energy efficiency and operating costs is fairly straightforward; improvements in employee health and well-being are less so, and improvements in the health of communities abutting extraction, processing and transfer activities can seem abstract. In this session, we will illuminate human health and energy relationships at the building, neighborhood and regional scale as well as reveal health evaluation strategies using the best available evidence base from emerging health and energy policy science.

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avatar for Julia Kane Africa

Julia Kane Africa

Program Leader, Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health
Julia Kane Africa leads the ecological infrastructure, biophilic design and restorative landscape areas of the Nature, Health, and the Built Environment (NHBE) program. In this role, she examines the ways in which nature (parks and green spaces) and natural design cues (natural features in built environment settings) in urban settings support psychological and physiological health and resilience. She then translates these insights into urban... Read More →
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Jonathan Buonocore

Program Leader, Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health
Jonathan Buonocore, Sc.D, is the program leader for the Climate, Energy, and Health Program at the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests are in evaluating the impacts, benefits, and tradeoffs of technology and policy choices in energy, transportation, agricultural practices, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. To assist in these evaluations, Jonathan develops tools that... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Willow Room Sheraton Hotel

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