april, 2021

15apr10:00 am11:30 amApril Virtual Program | WELL Building

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The Healthy Building Spectrum: How can we create safe and healthy environments?

COVID-19 has emphasized the importance of safe and healthy buildings, but what makes a building well and what the differences are amongst building certifications such as WELL, LEED and Fitwell? This program will distinguish the differences and showcase projects that have, or are going through, the WELL and Fitwell certifications as examples in practice. The program will also discuss how local owners and developers are creating safe, healthy building environments in this post pandemic world and how these building certifications can aid that process.


  • Learn the differences amongst health and wellness building certifications including WELL, LEED, Fitwell and The Living Building Challenge
  • Hear about WELL and Fitwell projects – the pros, cons, challenges and successes
  • Learn how buildings can respond to COVID-19 in a healthy and sustainable way and how buildings can offer a safe return to the workplace


  • Kena David, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, Fitwell Ambassador,  Director of Sustainability at BCCI Construction
  • Michi Slick, Director of Development at Killian Pacific
  • Renee Loveland, Director of ESG at The Green Cities Company (formerly Gerdin Edlen)
  • Moderator: Paige Tisdale, Business Development Manager and Designer at Dennis’ 7 Dees Urban Plantscapes Division


Kena David, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassador
Director of Sustainability at BCCI Construction
With a background in sustainability, green building, and chemistry, Kena leads BCCI’s Sustainability team by shaping departmental initiatives and supporting project teams to achieve client sustainability goals. In addition to her LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, and Fitwel Ambassador credentials, Kena is a WELL Faculty member, an elite group that provides education and training on the WELL Building Standard and contributes to program development. Kena’s project experience includes dozens of LEED certifications under the Commercial Interiors, New Construction, and Core and Shell rating systems and the world’s first LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors Platinum certified project. She has also consulted on over half a dozen WELL projects, including the first WELL v1 CertifiedTM Interior at the Silver level in San Francisco, the first WELL Complaint Ground Up project in Northern California, the first WELL CertifiedTM project in Texas, and most recently the first WELL Health-Safety Rated projects in Dallas, TX. Additionally, Kena has been recognized in the industry as the recipient of the 2017 ELEVATE Rising Rock Star Award from CREW Bay Area chapters and The Registry, the Northern California Women in Real Estate Rising Star Award, a 2019 IWBI Leadership Award, and a 2020 IWBI Community Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for CREW San Francisco and achieved the CREW Network Leadership Certificate in 2019.


Michi Slick
Director of Development at Killian Pacific

As Director of Development, Michi oversees the development of all Killian Pacific’s projects and acquisitions. Michi is a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team and Investment Committee. She serves on the City of Vancouver’s City Center Redevelopment Authority, the board of Oregon Smart Growth, is a member of the ULI Portland NEXT Committee, NAIOP, and CREW Portland, and a volunteer with ULI’s UrbanPlan Portland. She previously served on the board of Greater Portland Inc., as co-chair of CREW Portland’s Forecast Event Committee, and volunteered for ULI Northwest’s Everett Technical Assistance Panel.

Before moving to Portland, Michi spent eight years with Tishman Speyer in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanghai, and spent several years prior with architecture firms in New York and Los Angeles.

Michi received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University.


Renee Loveland
Director of ESG at The Green Cities Company

Renee Loveland is a sustainable real estate professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. At The Green Cities Company (formerly Gerding Edlen), a nationally recognized investment management firm, Renee leads all corporate ESG initiatives and assists in the execution of ESG strategies for all managed assets. Her responsibilities include establishing and executing the firm’s overall ESG vision and strategy, focusing on value creation, innovation, and ESG integration throughout all aspects of the firm’s operations. Renee also maintains the firm’s proprietary impact metric, The Green Cities Index; manages GRESB, PRI and B Corp reporting and investor-facing ESG communications; and contributes to developing property-specific ESG business plans. With extensive experience in energy efficiency and commissioning project management, Renee is also responsible for portfolio-wide building optimization efforts and recommending capital improvement projects that align with the firm’s ESG objectives. Renee holds a BA from the American University in Paris and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD&C and Homes).

Moderator: Paige Tisdale
Business Development Manager and Designer, Dennis’ 7 Dees Urban Plantscapes Division

As the Business Development Manager and Designer for Dennis’ 7 Dees Urban Plantscapes Division, Paige works with Interior designers and architects to create Biophilic elements in any space. She received her Bachelors of Science in Horticulture and thrives in sharing her passion of plants and the benefits they offer mentally, physically, and emotionally. Being in the Green Industry for Six years she has done a wide range from plant shops to landscaping to golf courses. With sustainability as a focus in her career, she is a Registered Trainer with Green Plants for Green Buildings and teaches a course that outlines the positive affects biophilic design has on human behavior including well-being and productivity. Currently working on receiving her WELL AP and MBA, she also serves as the IFMA Programs Chair, OLCA Portland Vice President, NALP Young Professionals Leadership Board, and Participates in CREW Marketing and Programs committees.





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