Setting the Course for Resilience with Masonry - 1.0 LU/HSW

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

World green building trends highlight resilience or resilient design as an important new horizon. This course defines resilience as it relates to the commonly used term sustainability as they shape the built environment. A framework of several key resilient design tools will be explored from rating systems to phone applications. Overall, course participants will learn simple good green building practices for when projects are not pursuing an official resilient building certification. Focusing on resilience strategies, the course will integrate sustainability initiatives and case studies. This course will give the audience a methodology for reviewing resilient design principles along with material selection highlighting masonry as a durable smart choice. Finally, participants will learn how to translate these trends and best practices into user-friendly tools that can be applied to future projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Observe trends related to resilience

  • Define resilience as it applies to the built environment

  • Explore best practices + tools related to masonry and resilience in high performance buildings

  • Apply to decision making process as relates to material selection for the built environment

About the Speaker

Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow + Fitwel Ambassador + WELL AP

Author / Speaker / Consultant + Founder of H2

Holley Henderson  HShot 2020

Holley is known as the Common Sense Environmentalist making sustainable choices make sense for your business. She is author of the book Becoming a Green Building Professional. A frequent speaker on sustainable design issues, Holley has presented for many groups including Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, IFMA World Workplaces, NeoCon, Greenguard Summit, Hospitality & Design (HD) Conference, CBRE World Conference, the International Convention Center Conference, as well as, numerous professional associations, academic institutions and corporate audiences.

H2 Ecodesign grew out of Holley Henderson's passion for the sustainable consulting field. Prior to founding H2 Ecodesign, Holley was with tvsdesign for ten years and later served as Interface Carpet’s Director of Creative Design. Her work in these places provided her with a unique perspective into the needs of owners, manufacturers, and design firms relative to sustainability. Holley brings a wealth of experience with sustainability and the LEED certification process.

Holley, LEED Fellow, has led several “firsts,” including the first LEED-CI project in the US (Platinum Level) and China (Gold Level), as well as, the first LEED project in Thailand. Most recently, H2 Ecodesign completed an over two-million-square-foot LEED-CS (Platinum Level) project for the largest energy provider in Thailand. Beyond buildings, H2 Ecodesign collaborates with a myriad of product manufacturers including faucets, carpet fiber and resilient flooring facilitating their green path including external and internal communication, as well as, training.

For over a decade, Holley has served the National U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) by chairing the Market Advisory Committee and LEED-CI Core Committee. Subsequently, she participated in the numerous leadership committees for the National USGBC such as LEED Steering, Greenbuild Special Programs, Educational Development and the International Forum. She is charter faculty for the National USGBC LEED Workshops and one of their key “go-to” subject matter experts for developing curricula. With Holley’s commonsense approach, the USGBC reached out to her to be the first to teach the LEED v4 workshop at Greenbuild.

With a greater emphasis on the human health and wellness in the built environment, Holley is both a Fitwel Ambassador, as well as, a WELL Accredited Professional. Currently, she is consulting for Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. who contributes to the protection of human health and well-being through scientific research. Research initiatives are focused on air quality regarding 3D printing, furniture flammability, vaping and global air pollution.

Both Wells Fargo and Contract Magazine engaged Holley as part of their respective External Advisory Boards. For more details on the book or speaking opportunities, see

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