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Jacksonville -- Innovation Forum: The Wellness Aspects of Green Buildings

  • January 25, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Haskell -- 111 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 & via GoToWebinar


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Join the USGBC Northeast Florida Region for this very special and timely Innovation Forum presentation -- The Wellness Aspects of Green Building.   

Is Healthy the New Green?

Truth be told, it always has been. Human health as a pillar of sustainability has long been reflected in LEED. Recent years' heightened focus -- from a number of different directions -- on measuring a building’s impact on human health and well-being has made it paramount for LEED users to incorporate health and wellness more deeply into their work. In the coming years, buildings will no longer be considered green if they only do less harm. More of the places where we live, work, learn and play will begin to actively and intentionally protect and restore our health.

Learn more about this growing trend by exploring the International WELL Building InstituteFitWel, and Urban Land Institute's Building Healthy Places Toolkit.  The WELL Building Standard is one of the leading tools for advancing health and well-being in buildings and communities globally and the Green Business Certification, Inc. accredits WELL AP's.


  • In-Person: Haskell -- 111 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

  • From Your Desk via GoToWebinar


Mark Gelfo, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, EMP, GGP

Mark is one of the founding members of the North Florida Chapter in 2004, and has been a consistent leader within all levels of USGBC ever since. He has served in many capacities for North Florida's Board, including several "tours of duty" as Chair. Mark now also serves at the USGBC National committee level as Vice Chair of the LEED Advisory Committee and on the LEED Steering Committee. Show more...

Mark has been an electrical engineer for more than 20 years, specializing in healthcare design, emergency power systems, sustainability, energy management and commissioning. He led TLC Engineering for Architecture's Jacksonville office for 10+ years, managing numerous noteworthy healthcare and sustainable design projects prior to stepping into his current role as TLC's Director of Sustainability. He leads TLC's corporate-wide sustainability efforts, including energy services, commissioning, LEED, and high-performance engineering design.

Mark employs a "work hard, work harder" philosophy, spending his free time volunteering with USGBC and running half-marathons and local races. Mark is also a self-proclaimed science fiction and superhero nerd, and will be happy to tell you why Kirk is better than Picard or why Batman is better than Superman. Originally from Allentown, PA, Mark is a proud alumni of Penn State University with a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering. He currently lives in Jacksonville.

Available credits

1 GBCI General



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Cost of program is free for USGBC members and includes lunch unless you are attending remotely.  It is $15 for non-members and less for students.  All proceeds go back into the nonprofit to host more programs like this and support advocacy efforts like educating about solar and trying to save the green building seat on the Florida Building Commission and initiatives like LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials Resources Trailer) that educates 30,000 people a year about sustainable living and green building, LEEDing Tiny (striving to be the first LEED certified tiny house ever), and creating a tiny house community for veterans.


Nihal Alwakeel -- nalwakeel@schenkelshultz.com

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