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2020 July Member Webinar | Michael Berning & Daniel Overbey

How to Introduce Better Design into the Design Process

bMichael Berning, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, NCARB, Chief Innovation Officer at HEAPY and Daniel J. Overbey, PE, CEM, LEED FellowDirector of Sustainability at Browning Day and Assistant Professor at Ball State University

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm (EDT) 

This collaborative duo of Architectural and Engineering Design leaders will discuss benchmarking, ASHRAE 209 and the advantage an integrative process offers to project teams as well as the positive impact the outcomes will have on the most important building use, the people within.  Case study analysis of actual versus predicted building performance will support the conclusions of this presentation.


Michael Berning is responsible for the development of new markets and services and to provide corporate leadership for HEAPY Solutions (the wholly owned Construction Management subsidiary of HEAPY). In this role, his team develops the “what’s next” to enhance client service experience and produce colleague advancement opportunities. To emphasize a keen focus on the HEAPY Vision of “Building a more Resilient and Sustainable Society”, new markets and services are centered on Smart Technologies Integration, Distributed Energy Resources, Resiliency Planning, Energy as a Service (EaaS), etc.

Michael has presented at several National and Regional Conferences including following: Greenbuild, AIA National Convention, International Living Futures UnConference, National Conference on Building Commissioning, the World Energy Engineering Conference, Greening the Heartland and the US Institute for Theater Technology Conference.. 

He is on the Industrial Advisory Committee for the University of Dayton Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and served as a Fellow for the Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the former EDC Magazine, writing a column focusing on sustainability. He leads sustainability on the local level as Co-Chair of the Dayton (Ohio) Regional Green Initiative ( and is a past Regional Chair for the U.S Green Building Council’s College and University based USGBC Students Program. He recently served as Chair of USGBC Ohio.

Daniel J. Overbey, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, NCARB is the Director of Sustainability at Browning Day in Indianapolis. His work focuses on high-performance building design and construction, environmental systems research, green building certification services, energy/ life-cycle assessment modeling, and resilient design. Through his professional practice, Daniel has worked on a number of high-profile green building projects including the first certified zero net energy (ZNE) building in Indiana and over a million square feet of LEED certified space. In his academic role, Daniel serves as an Assistant Professor at the Ball State University R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning where he teaching on sustainability and carries out a research agenda focused on the cost-effectiveness of model green building codes, standards, and rating systems. Daniel is also a committed volunteer at the local, state, and national levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).