ENGAGING WITH OUR INDUSTRY - EDUCATION + TRAINING

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RESILIENT DESIGN, SUSTAINABILITY, PRODUCT TRANSPARENCY + CERTIFICATIONS

Valerie Walsh, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Principal of the Walsh Sustainability Group is a featured speaker at national conferences, educational events, and corporate training sessions delivering high-level presentations to building industry professionals on resilient design, sustainability, and product transparency.

Resilient Design Presentations + Trainings

  • Resilient Design Charrette: Applying the LEED Pilot Credits, Greenbuild International Conference 
  • Climate Resilient Buildings: The Cost of Ignoring the Risks,  AIA Collaborative Research Summit 
  • The Resilience Imperative, Keynote, Rocky Mountain Green Conference and Expo
  • Resilient Buildings: Design for Change, GAF Resilient Design Forum Workshop
  • Professional Risk and the Business Case for Resilience, AIA Resilience and Adaptation Online Series 
  • The Resilience-Sustainability Nexus: Complexity and Contradiction, Colorado Green Schools Summit
  • Resilient Buildings: Design for Change, Greenbuild International Conference: Expo Educational Lab
  • Resiliency -- Planning for a Changing World, ICSC Retail Green Conference and Sustainability Show





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Sustainable Building Certifications + Rating Systems

  • LEED Retail Pilot: Wild Oats Markets Case Study, Boulder County's Green Building Conference 
  • Road Map to LEED Certification Toolkit: Project Team Workbooks
  • LEED Historic Preservation Case Study Villagra Building, AIA New Mexico State Conference, USGBC Colorado Chapter, USGBC New Mexico Chapter
  • LEED v3, USGBC Colorado Chapter
  • The New LEED v3: What Changes Bring for Building Professionals and Your LEED Projects, Boulder Green Building Guild
  • Materials and Resources Implementation Panelist: Rocky Mountain Green, USGBC Colorado Chapter


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Publications, Reports + Articles

  • How-To Guild to LEED Certification, Author of first LEED project management book including resource directory and early LEED Case Study; Clean Energy Education Grant Award. 
  • What Architects Need to Know About Hazard and Climate Risk, AIA National Newsletter
  • Top-Ten Tips for First Time LEED Teams
  • USGBC Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings, Contributor
  • LEED and the Architect: How LEED Is Transforming the Marketplace and Their Practice
  • LEED and the Architect: LEED 101 and Becoming a LEED AP
  • LEED and the Architect: Getting Your Share of the Marketplace
  • LEED SPEC-IFIC: Tips for Writing and Implementing LEED Specs, ARCHITECT Magazine
  • Writing Solid Specs for LEED Projects, Hanley Wood University/Education@USGBC online course
  • The Architects Role on a LEED Project, Hanley Wood University/Education@USGBC online course
  • LEED Interpretations and Addenda: How To Navigate and Apply Them, Hanley Wood University/Education@USGBC online course


Educational Provider To These Professional Audiences

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