Integrated Design Process Training Series – starting July 28th

Integrated Design Process Training Series

with Barbra Batshalom, The Green Roundtable Inc.

GreenSPACE is excited to offer our Integrated Design Process Training Series, a critical component in strengthening your practice of designing and constructing high performance green and energy efficient projects. Unlike a conventional design process, where developers, facility/property managers, architects, engineers, landscape designers, contractors, and owners fulfill their roles in isolation from one another, Integrated Design emphasizes a team approach that involves joint performance goal setting, collaborative problem solving, and creative "outside the box" solutions. Learn how you can use the Integrated Design approach to optimize your work so that you can more effectively reduce costs, maximize efficiency, enhance comfort, and improve functionality all while minimizing the negative impacts of development on public health, the environment and your budget.


Training Dates: July 28th - 30th, 2009

July 28th - 8:30am - 5:00pm Required attendance for all participants

July 29th - 9:00am - 12:00 pm Required attendance for Group 1 participants
July 29th - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Required attendance for Group 2 participants

July 30th - 9:00am - 1:00pm Required attendance for all participants


Session 1

This is the first part of a series of sessions that will focus on the integrated design process (IDP) and give the affordable housing professional community in DC metro region a strong skill set to incorporate IDP into their projects. The workshops address fundamental components of implementation: interpersonal, team dynamics, and technical tools and metrics.

The integrated design process provides a holistic approach to facilitating building development—where a variety of stakeholders with discipline specific interest must work together to deliver a project.  All parties will engage in collaborative decision-making as a group, learning how to define expectations, how to best use tools and implement strategies, and link the use of tools and knowledge to the team process.

Session 2

The breakout workshops are specialized for individual stakeholder groups (policymakers, developers/owners, facility/property managers, architects, engineers and other design consultants, and general contractors) and will build on the first workshop to move the participants into a deeper focus on their specific interests, constraints (contracts, fees, risks, interdependencies) and opportunities.

Session 3

The final training reassembles the original multi-disciplinary group and focuses on synthesis and synergies, setting new expectations on contractual responsibilities, deliverables, methodologies for decision-making and team interactions. The session will demo a “virtual classroom” where participants can share specific challenges related to real projects and get coaching in implementing IDP in real life. Stakeholders will be given requirements related to timing (project schedule) and content (project goals realized) and evaluation techniques to ensure projects are on the right track. These interactions will give them support in responding to their real-time, real world challenges and applying new tools and skills.

For this series to be successful, participants must commit to participate in at least Session 1 and 2.

Who should attend: The main stakeholder groups who are critically involved in IDP are policy makers (city level), developers/owners, facility/property managers, architects, design consultants (engineers, landscape, civil, etc) and general contractors.

Expert Trainer: Barbra Batshalom, Founder and CEO of the Green Roundtable, Inc.,and Nexus - Boston's Green Resource Center,  LEED AP - Barbra has sixteen years experience in architecture and consulting with cities, institutions and companies, transforming their internal practices to improve performance, profitability and sustainability




Name Sales End Price
General Public Ended $295