AIA West Jersey will be providing a live webinar on the "State of High Performance Multifamily" presented by Jonathan Jenson of MaGrann Associates.  This course is approved for 1 LU/HSW.  

About Jonathan: At MaGrann Associates, Jon Jensen serves as the Sustainability Director and a technical consultant to developers and homebuilders who want to build truly green homes, guiding them through LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, the National Green Building Standard and ENERGY STAR. Jon is thrilled to work with builders of large and small projects to help squeeze the maximum possible green performance out of their budget. Coming from a construction education background, Jon naturally explains complicated building science and construction process concepts that drive the requirements for these programs. A facilitator as well as a presenter– he seeks to demystify green building for all of his clients.  

Jon works to bring green buildings to all in the region, as the Chair of the Board for Green Building United. He is also a former Board member of Habitat for Humanity – Perry County. Jon is a graduate of Carleton College and currently holds the following certifications: Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED AP HOMES, USGBC Green Rater, NGBS Green Verifier, HERS rater. He has also trained as LEED Faculty and a BPI Multifamily Building Analyst.

Session Summary: 

This webinar will give an overview of the residential green building industry, its history, current landscape and trends for the future while identifying the available Health, Safety and Welfare impacts of these programs. The presenter will give updates on all the major residential Green Certification programs including, Energy Star, LEED, NGBS, EGC and PHIUS, which all positively impact the health and welfare of the building occupants. As the industry constantly evolves, this presentation will keep participants informed on the latest changes and predictions on where we are headed next. In the context our current COVID crisis we will also highlight programs, practices and considerations for how to improve indoor air quality in multifamily buildings to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public. Opportunities for questions and answers will allow for robust interactions which will lead to additional insight into the programs.

Learning objectives:

Attendees will be able to summarize the history, current landscape, and trends of the green building certification industry that impact the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants.

Attendees will be able to evaluate which green certifications are appropriate for which new construction, renovation multifamily projects , teams and how they impact the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Attendees will be able to list ways to they can certify a multifamily building with a third-party verified green program.

Attendees will be able to explain how design firms can improve their design processes to better incorporate green certifications, indoor air quality, and high-performance building outcomes, which ultimately impact the health, safety and welfare of the public.