New York City (August 18, 2014) - Vidaris’ Senior Industrial Hygienist Catherine Bobenhausen, LEED AP, CIH, CSP was recently recognized for her dedication and service to the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Green Building Working Group, at the annual conference in San Antonio, TX. It is the vision of the AIHA Green Building Working Group (GBWG) to help assure that new and existing buildings and communities are sustainably designed, constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that responsibly protects and enhances the health, safety, comfort and productivity of workers, occupants and the global community. Ms. Bobenhausen has authored a series of articles on this topic and has encouraged multidisciplinary contributions from colleagues including Principal John Amatruda, RA, LEED Fellow, BREEAM International Assessor; Energy Project Manager Daniel Luddy, PE, CPHC; and Senior Architect Paul Shafer, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED BD+C.
The AIHA GBWG contributes its professional resources and technical expertise as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and similar organizations in a common pursuit of transforming the way buildings are designed, built, operated, maintained, demolished, and reused. This effort is designed to protect and enhance the health, safety, comfort and the productivity of workers and occupants of those buildings and communities, through:
- Application of Scientific Principles: To promote the application of and adherence to scientific principles in the characterization and control of hazards affecting worker and occupant health, safety, comfort, and productivity in the building life-cycle.
- Health & Safety Advocacy: To advocate for the integration of worker, occupant and community health, safety, comfort and productivity-related issues, as well as life-cycle and cost impacts into sustainable design criteria.
- Professional Development: To support the professional development of industrial hygienists by providing tools, resources and information on green and sustainable buildings and technologies.
- Promoting Value: To promote recognition of the value of the industrial hygiene profession among USGBC and related organizations by providing educational and technical information on industrial hygiene areas of expertise.
- Technical Resource: To establish the industrial hygiene profession as the technical resource in the Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment discipline related to green buildings and LEED.
Vidaris focuses on serving a niche marketplace in the A/E/C industry, offering consulting and monitoring services for high-performance buildings and specialty structures in all real estate market sectors. By building synergy among our specialty consulting brands, Vidaris creates value for its clients through an integrated services approach to consulting and monitoring services. Vidaris has approximately 145 employees in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and provides services worldwide.
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