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Tuesday, December 7, 2021  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Road Map to Net Zero, The Journey of the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

Scott D. Boden, MD
VP of Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare, CMO/CQO Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
Teresa Campbell
Principal, Orlando Healthcare Practice Leader, HKS Inc.
Greg Johnson, PE, LEED AP
Partner, Newcomb & Boyd, LLP
Sustainable Design Professional, HKS Inc.

Healthcare buildings are synonymous with high energy consumption and elevated carbon emissions that discourage teams from pursuing building performance goals like LEED and Architecture 2030. This was not acceptable for Emory Healthcare or Scott D. Boden, MD, visionary, and champion behind the new outpatient institute. Dr. Boden negotiated with vendors enhance the buildings performance, challenged the design team to exceed LEED Silver goals and ultimately set up a path for a Net-Zero energy building. The Emory Musculoskeletal Institute project leveraged an integrative design process that incorporates AIA measures of design excellence. This allowed the project team to collaborate early and maintain specific strategies throughout design. It's not a perfect process, but one that is agile enough for any project to use and modify as needed while possibly achieving net positive energy, water, and carbon in the future. The panel will cover the journey and lessons learned to achieve net zero.


1. Understand how to set up a framework for an integrative design process.
2. Integrate AIA measures of design excellence into project planning and design.
3. Determine feasible methods to achieve net zero energy performance.
4. Learn how to apply building performance analysis to guide design decision making.