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Webinar: Sustainable Design: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

When: October 20, 2022
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


Several years ago, sustainable design was new to the vocabulary of many design firms. As the environment began to suffer and climate change was an increasing issue, many designers turned their focus to sustainability and how they could utilize sustainable design principles for their projects, their clients, and the greater good. 

Today, the design industry has increased its level of awareness through licensure and associations which support sustainable design. Materials, methods, and tools are mechanisms which help to advance impact. As the industry perfects and fine-tunes systems and processes, it’s not enough as the clock ticks. While we assess where we are, the more important question is where we need to be. 

This webinar will explore the state of sustainable design within the design industry as it currently exists and propose critical changes that need to be made for the future. Speakers will present the history of sustainable design and how to incorporate current sustainable design principles across a design practice. They will outline strategic goals and a roadmap for transformational sustainable design changes in healthcare design. In addition, they’ll highlight various projects that exemplify sustainable design, and how these design practices can help get us to where we need to be. 


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history of sustainable design and the current status of sustainable design.
  • Identify where the healthcare design industry needs to be regarding sustainable design.
  • Obtain a road map to sustainable design.
  • Identify design details which contribute to sustainable design.



Presenting Faculty

Nan Schramm, WELL AP, LEED GA, EDAC, Fitwel Amb, Associate Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Nan Schramm has been a practicing healthcare interior designer for over 30 years. While acting as Healthcare Forum Director for the New York City Chapter of the IIDA, she served as staff designer at a 1,500-bed nursing home and hospital for ten years. Being on-site enabled her to see the lifecycle of both designs and materials as well as bear witness to the special needs of a patient population. Nan has continued her career defining a vision for healing environments across all spectrums of care, while also writing and participating in committee work for The United States Green Building Council - National Capital Region. Nan leads E4H's Sustainability initiative and is a subject matter expert. She is a frequent speaker and writes extensively on this impending topic.


Evan Champagne, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Project Manager, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

As a Project Architect, Evan Champagne has been involved in the design of several large-scale complex buildings resulting in several LEED Gold Certifications. His involvement on several institutional science and laboratory projects allows Evan the opportunity to collaborate with clients to develop quality design solutions that are functional, sustainable, and welcoming. Evan helps lead E4H's Sustainability initiative. He frequently presents not only on High Performance Lab Design but Sustainability measures of success.