Chapter Meeting | Design for Health & Build WELL
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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. However, you are welcome to attend. Your name tag will have to be hand-written.

When: Wednesday November, 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: KBM | Hogue Showroom
225 West Santa Clara Street
Suite 1550
San Jose
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham
(408) 298-0611

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Join this Chapter Meeting to learn about the WELL Standard and innovative approaches to design for human health and well-being. Connect with your peers over drinks and nibbles, and stay to hear presenters discuss the relationship between the built environment and cognitive and emotional health, and architectural and building strategies for improving health outcomes.

Explore how the design of buildings and interiors, and the operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn, and play, can be optimized to advance human health and well-being. Ascertain the architectural strategies and concepts that address the quality of our air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and state of mind, and are leading to improved human health and well-being.

6:00 - 7:00 PM Social hour with nibbles and drinks
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation


  • Parking  Garage can be accessed through Carlyse St or Almaden Ave
  • An attendant is available in the booth at entry off Alameda and will gladly help, if needed. The Carlyse Entrance is unmanned yet operates same way...simply print ticket and KBM | Hogue will gladly validate parking at front desk.
  • Take elevator to 1st floor (There are 2 elevators needed to get into Suite) Leave parking elevator and transfer at Main Lobby to elevators 1-15 floor.
  • KBM | Hogue is located on the 15th floor. You will see signage toward Suite 1550

Two minute walk from a parking garage located at:  225 Post Street, San Jose, CA 95113


COST: Free to members (be sure to sign in)
$40 for non-members


Learning Objectives

Approved 1 LU|HSW

  1. Discuss the key reasons for designing and building spaces with a primary focus on human health and well-being.
  2. Assimilate and prioritize the architectural concepts and features that optimize cognitive and emotional health.
  3. Distinguish between the LEED and WELL standards, and identify the eight different areas of the WELL Standard
  4. Understand the role of science and verification in high-performance buildings as well as successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features.


Elena Bondareva, WELL AP
Vice President: Growth at CETEC

Through a varied international career, Elena Bondareva (MA, BS: Cornell University) has amassed a solid trackrecord of transformative innovation around persistent problems.Elena has held public, private, teaching and Board roles in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, India, and the US; delivered CPD training to thousands of professionals; participated in globally significant events such as COP17, G20, and World Green Building Council Congress; published in peer-reviewed and public journals; and presented at countless conferences. Today, she is making robust tools for facts-based talent management and decision-making more broadly accessible across the property industry through CETEC, an independent international building science consultancy.

Kena David, WELL Faculty, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C
Director of Sustainability, BCCI Construction Company, Inc.

With expertise in sustainability and green building, as well as a background in chemistry, Kena David leads the Sustainability Department at BCCI, shaping departmental initiatives and working with project teams to support client sustainability goals. Kena has completed dozens of projects under LEED for Commercial Interiors, New Construction and Core and Shell rating systems, as well as the world’s first LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors Platinum Certified project. Additionally, she has worked on over half a dozen WELL projects including the first WELL Certified™ interiors in San Francisco, the first WELL Certified™ ground up in Northern California, and the first WELL Certified™ project in Texas. Her experience includes sustainable design strategy/cost analysis and LEED and WELL project management. Kena also provides educational training on the successful implementation of green building strategies and workshops on various sustainability frameworks. Furthermore, her expertise is demonstrated with her credentials as a LEED AP in Interior Design and Construction, a WELL AP, and a WELL Faculty member providing education on the WELL Building Standard and contributing to the continual development of the program. Lastly, Kena has been recognized for her leadership having been awarded the 2017 ELEVATE Rising Rock Star Award by the Northern California CREW chapters and The Registry and the Northern California Women of Real Estate Rising Star Award.

Thank you to KBM-Hogue for being a venue sponsor!