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New Ways of Working

February 21, 2013 | 12:00PM
Blueprint for Efficiency

Buildings and Behavior

Dr. Judith Heerwagen and Kevin Kampschroer will discuss how new ways of working are radically changing the nature of workspace, the technologies and tools needed to carry out work, and the environmental conditions necessary for health, productivity, and organizational effectiveness. The talk will also address the transactional nature of the human-building interface: that is, how workplace conditions affect human behavior and how human behavior in turn influences building energy performance as well as the energy implications of how and where work occurs.

2013-02-21 Blueprint for Efficiency - Buildings, Energy, and Behavior from Ben Butterworth on Vimeo.

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About the GSA

The U.S. General Services Administration provides government employees with workspace by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate.  GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology to government organizations and the military, promoting management best practices and efficient operations.

About the speakers:

Dr. Judith Heerwagen is an environmental and evolutionary psychologist whose work focuses on the links between buildings and behavior, using a behavioral ecology approach. She is currently a sustainability expert with the US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings. Prior to joining GSA in 2010, she had her own research and consulting business. She is co-editor, with Stephen Kellert and Martin Mador, of Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life which won the 2008 Publishers Award in architecture and urban planning.
Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), has been a public servant for over 35 years. In that time, he has has contributed to the creation of real estate portfolio management; the establishment of performance measures linked to pay and budget; and developed an IT strategy for a re-engineered real estate business in GSA.
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About CBEY:  The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) is pleased to present Blueprint for Efficiency, our fourth annual webinar series on energy efficiency, which will continue to emphasize the latest opportunities for energy efficiency. Through presentations from leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and public-private arenas, we will explore energy efficiency through the lenses of behavior, policy, finance, and technology. Webinars are free and open to the public. Each presentation is recorded and available through Yale University's iTunesU channel.