When: Tuesday, November 17 / 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Organizer: AIA Baltimore

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JUST: The Certification for Socially Just and Equitable Organizations”

Join AIA Baltimore for an in-depth look at JUST certification.


Join Alison Wilson of Ayers Saint Gross, Peter Doo of Doo Consulting, and Ben Roush of FSi Engineers, the three Baltimore firms that are JUST certified, in this wide-ranging discussion on JUST certification (https://living-future.org/just-overview/). We’ll discuss each of our firms’ reasons for certification, the highlights of the JUST program, what we learned in the process about our business practice, and what we changed from certification. The JUST program is akin to a nutrition label on corporate practice in the areas of diversity, equity, safety, worker benefit, local benefit, and stewardship and is publicly available. You can see our individual JUST labels and the general reporting framework here:

Ayers Saint Gross:


Doo Consulting:


FSi Engineers:


In this webinar participants will:

1. Learn about the ILFI JUST certification program intents and goals

2. Learn about reporting framework and outward facing information

3. Learn about the LEED Social Equity in the Design Team credit and using the JUST certification

4. Discuss potential changes to business practice when tracking metrics are publicly disclosed.

About the Presenters

Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP is an architect and the Sustainability Director of Ayers Saint Gross, a nationally recognized leader in high-performance design for colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. In this role she supports high-performance building and planning objectives across the firm, providing analytical support to the design process, integrating sustainability into campus master plans, developing sustainability master plans, and helping projects achieve third-party sustainability certifications. She is currently working on Sustainability Master Plans for both UCLA and Montclair State University as well as celebrating the LEED Platinum certification of the Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention.

Ben Roush, PE-ME, FPE, LEED AP BD+C, ASHRAE BEMP and BEAP, Certified Commissioning Professional, Principal at FSi Engineers

In his 15 year career, Ben has attained an unusually wide variety of certifications, reflecting his unusually wide range of expertise. He is one of a small group of professionals in the United States licensed as mechanical and fire protection engineers, who are also Certified Commissioning Professionals. He holds LEED AP BD+C accreditation, and serves as a board member of the Maryland Chapter of the US Green Building Council. All of this combines to give him a wide lens through which to view his clients’ projects, as he takes in maintainability, industry best-practices, working within limited budgets, and looking for innovative ways to maximize sustainability in each project.

Peter C. Doo, FAIA, LEED® FELLOW, LBC HERO , Principal at Doo Consulting

Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is founder and partner of Doo Consulting, LLC. He is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with over 35 years of experience assisting companies and project teams to meet their sustainability goals. Peter co-chaired the Baltimore City Green Building Task Force, which researched and made recommendations to the Baltimore City Council and Mayor on implementing a green building policy in Baltimore City. Those recommendations resulted in the creation in the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, and the passage of the City’s Green Building Law. Peter was also a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission and a past member of the State of Maryland Green Building Council. As a consultant, he brings this experience to assist design teams in developing creative, project specific and appropriate strategies for sustainability and green building certification.