On-Demand Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Championing Net-Zero Energy for your Library
Learning Outcomes:At the end of this webinar, the attendees will be able to:
- Define Net Zero Energy for buildings.
- Describe the concepts behind facility energy demands, renewable energy production, and impact on reduced operating costs.
- Differentiate between the basic principles of passive design that can be implemented for existing facilities and new buildings.
- Communicate the benefits of sustainable design and operational strategies to stakeholders.
- Evaluate and advocate for sustainable building practices at your own library.
Who Should Attend: library directors, branch managers, facilities staff, administrative leaders, architects, and designers
Angela Ward Hyatt is the President of Schwartz/Silver and the leader of the firm’s practice in Library Design. Over the past three decades, Angela’s work has been recognized with nine national design awards and over two dozen regional and local awards. She has presented her work at national conferences for the ALA, the USGBC, Library Journal, and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. Angela holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University. Earlier this year, she was elevated to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows for her achievements in library design.
Kelsey Laser gave up on youthful plans to be a lawyer -- a high school career fair brought her to her senses -- Kelsey brings a lawyerly attention to detail to all her projects. She joined Schwartz/Silver initially as part of work-study program at Northeastern University, where she minored in environmental studies. Since graduating and becoming a licensed architect, much of Kelsey's work has focused on public building projects with complex and highly-regulated bidding requirements. Her real passion, however, is sustainable design, and she serves as the firm's sustainability coordinator and continuing education liaison.
Susan Morgan has established strong working relationships with clients by resolving the unique complexities each project and context present. Working with public library clients across much of the US, Susan has supported these institutions as they transition from 20th century modalities of service to 21st century responsive, adaptive, and evolving public resources for lifelong learners of all ages. Susan is committed to responsive design, grounded in active dialogue with clients and stakeholders to reflect specific community needs, and focused outcomes that support service deliver, relationship-building, and the cultivation of curiosity about learning. As a teacher for 17 years at the Boston Architectural College, Susan brings a unique lens to drawing out needs and goals and translating them into creative solutions.
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