Fostering Wellness Through the Built Environment

  • 08 Mar 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

March 8 Program

Fostering Wellness Through the Built Environment

Presented in partnership with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – St. Louis

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrants welcomed at the door of the event.

Placing health and wellness at the heart of design and construction decisions can have a positive impact on human health, social equity, and return on investment. At this session, learn how to engineer spaces for improved community health and increased real estate value.

Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings. Join us to learn more about how the built environment can make a positive impact on communities through improving our health, happiness, and productivity. 


  • Discuss current issues related to wellness in the built environment
  • Identify design strategies to promote health and well-being
  • Describe the WELL Building Standard as a tool to support health and well-being in the built environment
  • Explain how WELL compliments existing building standards like LEED

Jessica Cooper, Executive Director, Project Management, Delos
Jessica Cooper is a Provisional WELL Accredited Professional (AP). She has been involved with the development of WELL as it applies to live projects since its initial ideation phase and has assumed a management role in the implementation of the first WELL Pilot Projects since the public release of WELL in October 2014. She has led architects, developers, and engineers alike to understand the principles and research behind WELL and successfully build WELL Certified spaces. Her management and insights have influenced and informed the development and implementation of the WELL Building Standard over the past three years.

Jessica graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis.  She currently serves as a committee member on the Living Building Challenge NYC + NJ Collaborative, the IIDA New York Chapter Sustainability Forum, and Urban Green Council’s Membership Committee.  A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, Jessica maintains her Interior Design and Construction specialty and also holds a certificate in Green Professional Building Skills Training: Construction Management.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114 map

Free to USGBC-MGC & BOMA Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTER: Click on the Register button on the left side of this screen.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.


Louer Facility Planning, Inc.


Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early
learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental
sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified
Preschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient
experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.