July 19, 2022
One Workplace announces 2022 ONEder Grant Awards.
All 2022 ONEder Grant proposals for this fourth year of the grant program were required to address an element of the ESG framework. Submissions ranged across the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) categories with a strong emphasis on enhancing user wellness/agency, and improving sustainability efforts for owners, architects and designers and building occupiers.
Judges for the 2022 ONEder Grant included Cheryl Durst, IIDA EVP/CEO, Kim Dabbs, Steelcase Vice President ESG, Sharon Refvem, Hawley Petersen Snyder Director Sustainability Resource Group, and Amanda Von Almen, Salesforce Head of Emissions Reduction.
Four $20,000 grants were awarded this year. Congratulations to our 2022 ONEder Grant teams:
- DES Architects and Engineers
Reduce embodied carbon in life science buildings through utilization of mass timber in the building structure by creating a framework and a prototype mass timber life science building design.
Reimagining the K-12 Library, a constantly evolving environment and the academic heart of schools. Conducts surveys, design reviews, develop a tool to elicit active student participation, and deliver design options for K-12 Libraries.
- Siegel & Strain
Partnering with Goody Clancy and Architecture 2030, complete and release the Carbon Avoided: Retrofit Estimator (CARE) Tool to provide building owners, developers and other decision-makers with this embodied carbon reduction asset assessment capability.
- Quezada Architecture
The Intersection of Wellness/How to Effectively Measure Wellness. The state of wellbeing addresses health; do our spaces use materials responsibly to address physical and mental health concerns to allow users to thrive? Build resources to more responsibly measure holistic wellness.
Grant teams now have six months to conduct and complete their research and will report out their results in February and March of 2023. For more information about the ONEder Grant and upcoming events link here.