Best of Greenbuild: The Missing E in LEED - Why Emotion Is the Next Frontier in Sustainable Architecture, September 18, Webinar and Jacksonville, FL

  • 18 September 2019
  • Start time : 07:30 AM
  • End time : 08:30 AM
  • Event Host : USGBC Florida
  • Event Location : Auld & White Constructors, 4168 Southpoint Pkwy S, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL, 32216, United States
Best Of Greenbuild, Missing E in LEED, Webinar / Jacksonville, FL
Event Description

In this interactive session, the group is engaged with preference tests and drawing exercises to introduce key concepts in cognitive science that help attendees better grasp how buildings influence human emotion, behavior, overall health and well-being. The group will learn how these studies can inform design decisions to create emotional connections between occupants and nature.


  1. Learn how new evidence of ‘unconscious’ processing and natural visual tendencies, such as avoiding blank facades and looking for other people, affect the perception and performance of green buildings.

  2. Understand why empathy and emotion are the criteria for the next frontier of sustainable architecture, and explain concrete ways in which data from eye tracking, EEG, and biometrics can be harnessed as part of a building's design process.

  3. List tools and techniques designers can use to increase ‘empathetic’ conditions in the built environment, improving public health and well-being and reducing stress and anxiety through design.

  4. Practice strategies to increase the integration of natural elements and ‘attachment patterns’ in design, promoting human health and happiness.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Florida
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Also Available via Webinar!

      Continuing Education
      1 general GBCI CE hour
      1 BOMI Credit
  • Cost
    • USGBC Florida members and all other USGBC Community members - Free

      non-members - $25

      Cost of program includes coffee and bagels unless you are attending remotely, free/$0-$25 depending on membership level, and all proceeds go back into the nonprofit to host more webcasts and support advocacy efforts like educating elected officials and decision makers about the importance of resiliency, green building and sustainability.
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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