Achieving Healthy School Buildings Together:
Nereyda Rodriguez Speaking at the MASBO 2018 Annual Institute

Nereyda Rodriguez, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Nereyda Rodriguez, RA, LEED AP BD+C

MDS Associate and Director of Sustainable Design Nereyda Rodriguez is participating in a panel discussion about the influence of school buildings on student health and performance at the Massachusetts Association of School Building Officials (MASBO) 2018 Annual Institute.

Achieving Healthy School Buildings Together

MASBO Annual Institute
Brewster, MA
May 16, 2018

Ensuring a healthy school building requires robust research, effective design and maintenance, and health-centric policies. By the time a child graduates 12th grade, they have spent more than 15,600 hours in school. During this time, our students are rapidly growing and developing as well as being exposed to environmental conditions that may not be optimized for learning and health. This panel will highlight key findings from current public health research and specific methods and opportunities for implementing this research into school facilities. The panelists provide diverse perspectives about bests practices, key challenges and the potential solutions. 


  • Erika Eitland (Public Health and Research)
  • Lisa Nelson (Policy)
  • Chin Lin (Architecture and Design)
  • Nereyda Rodriquez (Architecture and Design)
  • Kenneth Wertz (Facilities and Operations)
  • Moderator: James Nowack