Going Green is Good for Business

February 14, 2018
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Burns & McDonnell
108 Leigus Road, Building A, Suite 1100
Wallingford, CT

Since the early 1990s the U.S. Green Building Council has promoted green design and construction practices, education, and advocacy to transform our present and create a prosperous future.  How does our current commitment to sustainability yield opportunities for wellness and business?  To what extent are we pushing beyond typical code requirements to improve building performance and minimize environmental impact for the future?

Join SMPS CT as we explore the spectrum of all things green from the whole building, to specialized and holistic approaches.  We’ll delve into sustainability methodologies including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Net Zero Energy, Passive House, and others to learn about their goals, applications and benefits.

You won’t want to miss this stellar line-up of panelists who will share challenges, success stories and insights to enhance our green marketing and business endeavors.

Event Details:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
11:30am – 12:30pm     Registration and Lunch
12:30pm – 2:00pm       Panel Discussion

* Snow date will be Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Burns & McDonnell (a LEED Gold Building)
Building A, Suite 1100
108 Leigus Road
Wallingford, CT

Free on-site parking is available.

Thank you to our Door Prize Sponsor!

Please register by 5:00 PM Friday, February 9, 2018.

SMPS CT Members: $65 
Non-Members: $85
Past SMPS CT President (Member): $35
Past SMPS CT President (Non-Member): $65

Please note:
Late registrations and walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive a refund.

No shows are responsible for payment in full. Past SMPS CT Presidents will be charged the full registration amount.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 
This program is eligible for 1.5 SMPS CEU credits in Domain 1.



Antonia Ciaverella, EDAC, WELL AP, FITWEL, LEED AP BD+C
Architectural Designer  |  Tecton Architects

Antonia is a graduate of Virginia Tech and brings a holistic perspective to the design process with certifications in Evidence-Based Design, LEED, WELL and Fitwel. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, with the intent of fostering a dialogue between neuroscience research and architectural practice. She continues to explore these relationships through published articles including “Transformative Healthcare: The Roles of Technology, Lean and Evidence-Based Design” and “Sustainable Action: The Roles of Design, Behavior and Thought.” In 2017, Antonia was the recipient of the Construction Institute’s (CI) Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award, which recognizes contributions and dedication to the CI and Young Professional peers.  Antonia is a member of the Connecticut Green Building Council, the Environmental Design Research Association, the International Association of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture.


Karin Patriquin, AIA, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, PCHP
Principal  |  Patriquin Architects

Karin Patriquin is founding principal of Patriquin Architects, an award-winning, full-service architectural design firm based in New Haven, with a broad range of experience in institutional, commercial and residential projects. Believing in researching the most suitable sustainability measures for all types of projects, she encourages continuing education for all employees in the office and is herself a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Fitwel Ambassador.


Ilona Prosol, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal  |  Project Manager I BVH Integrated Services, P.C.

Ilona Prosol, an Associate Principal at BVH Integrated Services, P.C., serves as a team leader and project manager on projects across the Northeast. With more than 25 years of experience, Ilona is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states and a LEED Accredited Professional. Focusing on sustainability and energy efficient design, her portfolio includes academic buildings, museums, and hospitality projects. Ilona’s notable projects include UConn’s Laurel Hall, the first LEED Gold certified project on campus; the Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker, Connecticut’s first LEED Platinum certified public school; and UMass Amherst’s John W. Olver Design Building, the most technologically advanced academic contemporary wood structure in the country.



Linda Reeder, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Associate Professor, Manufacturing & Construction Management Department  |  Central Connecticut State University

Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP, is the author of the books Net Zero Energy: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (Routledge, 2016) and Guide to Green Building Rating Systems: Understanding LEED, Green Globes, ENERGY STAR, the National Green Building Standard, and More (Wiley 2010). She is an associate professor in the Construction Management program at Central Connecticut State University.


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