April 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM EDT  |  Culture  |  Facilities Support Services  |  WELL Building Standard

We Are WELL – Air & Water

Markon is a premier sponsor to the USGBC’s “We Are WELL” seminar series. The Air & Water categories were the focus of the second WELL Building Standard session held on 15 April.  

2016-well-Speakers-600x800Jerome A. Paulson, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University, MD, FAAP, the first of three speakers, gave a talk centered on the effects of the built environment on children and the importance of incorporating the Well Building Standard features (especially air and water) into facilities geared towards children. 

2016-well-Children-700x525_0Next, Chris Ashworth, VP and Regional Manager, Healthy Buildings, LEED AP BD+C followed with a discussion about the challenges of ensuring that building occupants have access to safe, high quality water especially in light of the deteriorating condition of water infrastructure throughout the country.

Lastly, Brad McNiff, Mechanical Engineer, GHT Limited, PE, LEED AP ID+C used case studies to focus on the challenges of designing/reconfiguring equipment to provide enhanced air filtration and circulation systems.

Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Business Development, DELOS once again moderated the session. Two more sessions are to be held in June and September that will focus on the other six WELL Building Standard categories.

The session was attended by Billy Kirvan, Ginny Dyson, and Rick Kent.  Markon continues our documentation for WELL Certification in our Headquarters Expansion project at 400 S. Maple Ave.

About the Author

Ray Carney

Ray Carney

Ray Carney, WELL AP is a Vice President at Markon Solutions and a champion for wellness in the workplace. Ray’s areas of expertise include workplace strategy and modification, design thinking, leadership, sustainable design, data centers, and creating secure environments. His experience includes providing cradle-to-grave project management support for the successful design and build of secure facilities. He also spearheaded the tenant fit-out of Markon's headquarters expansion to ensure that it achieved WELL certification. This was the first WELL certified project in the Commonwealth and was recognized by the City of Falls Church for its achievement. Since joining Markon in 2007, Ray has managed numerous internal program strategies, capture efforts, and client engagements. He also co-developed Markon's in-house Leadership Development Program. Prior to joining Markon, Ray consulted for prestigious consulting firms in the DC metropolitan area and Ohio. Ray's passion for wellness in the workplace has led him to speak at numerous engagements around the country including the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo. He also published an article on WELL Building Standards in FaciltiesNet. Ray was named one of Engineering News-Record Midatlantic's 2016 Top 20 Under 40 for contributions to the industry. He received his MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Technology from John Carroll University. Ray is a WELL Accredited Professional, LEED Green Associate, Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt, certified SCRUMMaster, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential as well as both ITIL v3 Foundations and Quality Management certifications.