Fall 2010

Critical Issues in Planning and the Environment at
Boston University

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Applied Sustainability: From LEED to Living Systems Theory and Design

A lecture-workshop with

Bill Reed, AIA, LEED, HonFIGP
Integrative Design Collaborative & Co-Founder of United States Green Building Council

Monday, 15 November 2010

6.00 to 9.00 pm

Rm 110,
School of Hospitality Administration (SHA)

928 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 (directions)


On the lecture-workshop:

The lecture-workshop will highlight how the living systems design approach to building and environmental stewardship is pushing the frontiers of applied sustainability.  Mr. Reed will focus on the application of living systems theory and how it contrasts with the popular LEED certification program.

The lecture-workshop is also an introduction to the new Spring 2011 course, UA617 Human and Ecological Systems: Living Systems Theory and Design. 

UA617 is the core course of the newly launched Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability,Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability, a four-course multi-disciplinary program sponsored by Boston University's Departments of City Planning and Urban Affairs, Computer Sciences and Administrative Sciences.

Mr. Reed will be able to answer questions on UA617 for current and prospective students, as well as interested faculty and members of the BU community.

Bill Reed Biography

An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration Bill is a principal in two firms, the Integrative Design Collaborative and Regenesis, Inc., - green building consulting, living system design, and education organizations working to lift building and community planning into full integration and co-evolution with living systems. His work centers on creating the framework for and managing an integrative, whole-systems design process. The objective: to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places and therefore the planet.

Relevant background:

-Co-author with the Seven Group: The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: redefining the practice of sustainability
- Founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council - Co-chair of the LEED Technical Committee from its inception in 1994 through 2003,
- Served on the national executive committee of the AIA Committee On The Environment
- Former Chair of the ANSI Committee on Whole System Integration,
- Served as a NESEA Board member
- Former and original LEED Faculty
- Advisory Board - Environmental Building News
- Board Member of A.W.E, Inc. San Francisco and Ecological, Inc. NYC

Bill is a planning consultant, design process facilitator, lecturer, and author. He has participated in 300 plus presentations and workshops relating to Sustainable, Regenerative and Whole System Design. He has consulted on over two hundred green design commissions and dozens of LEED projects - achieving many certifications - the majority Gold and Platinum. He is a guest lecturer at Universities from Harvard and MIT to the University of British Columbia. His clients range from New York City Department of Design and Construction, U.S. General Services Administration, Loreto Bay, Baja, Mexico, Sidwell Friends School, US Green Building Council, Genzyme Corporation, Teknion, LLC, the Willow School, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, various city planning agencies on the East and West coast, and many private development companies in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

For questions on the lecture-workshop and/or the new Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability, contact:

Enrique R. Silva, Faculty and Program Coordinator
City Planning and Urban Affairs / Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability