Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2013
|by Eliza Hart, ed.|
HDR's and OWA's Jean Hansen has been awarded LEED Fellow Designation. LEED Fellows represent the green building industry's most accomplished professionals
HDR's Jean Hansen, FIIDA, EDAC, CID, AAHID, has been named a LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry's most prestigious professional designation recognizing the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building and sustainability movement.
Jean, based in HDR's San Francisco office, is the firm's sustainable interiors manager. In this role, she is responsible for advancing HDR's sustainability initiatives in project and research work and internal standards development. It is a leadership position that affords Jean with significant opportunities to influence sustainable design in the healthcare field, with the potential to impact the more than $9 billion worth of the firm's current healthcare design and construction. Although her expertise is used to guide all aspects of sustainable interior design at HDR, her expertise is in the area of health issues that pertain to chemicals and substances of concern, safer alternatives and indoor air quality
With more than 30 years of experience in the design industry, Jean is a vital leader not only in HDR's healthcare design organization, but in the entire healthcare industry. Her expertise in sustainability led to her involvement in the early development of the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC), and as a core committee member for the development of the USGBC's LEED for Healthcare rating system. Most recently she worked on the development of the Health Product Declaration (HPD), a standard to guide the way building product manufacturers report the contents, chemical hazards, emissions, and health effects of their products. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID), and her participation in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the USGBC has played an integral role in her ability to provide education and leadership in the expanding understanding of sustainable and healthy design.
Jean is an accomplished writer and lecturer, sharing her thoughts and knowledge on sustainable design in publications and at conferences throughout the U.S.