HDR’s Burcin Moehring Appointed to Sustainable Laboratories Board of Directors

2016.0307.Nwy.Burcin MoehringBurcin Moehring, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, a new education, science and technology principal in HDR’s Seattle architecture office, was recently appointed to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Emerald City Chapter’s board of directors. Formerly on the founding board of directors for the organization’s Windy City Chapter in Chicago, Moehring sought involvement in the Emerald City Chapter upon her move to Seattle.

“It’s an honor to be a contributor in such an important organization,” she says. “One of HDR’s goals is to be a leader in the sustainable labs sector, and we are always looking for new ideas and innovative concepts.”

I2SL’s Emerald City Chapter provides local representation to the greater Seattle, Washington area to raise awareness within the specialized building sector for creating resource-effective and environmentally responsible science, science education, testing, medicine, and research and development facilities. It also encourages the collaborative creation of technologically advanced, energy efficient and environmentally responsive laboratories. The organization facilitates the application of a sustainable “whole-building” approach to laboratories and other advanced facilities throughout the world as well.

“Tackling highly technical, energy-intensive lab buildings is no small task for our industry,” comments Colin Rohlfing, LEED AP BD+C, HDR’s vice president, director of sustainable development. “Burcin’s appointment to this board will allow HDR and our peers to share knowledge and expertise that will lead us to design highly efficient lab buildings of the future.”

“I am at once delighted to see Burcin getting behind the I2SL Emerald City Chapter and sad to see her energies leaving the I2SL Windy City Chapter,” says Phil Wirdzek, I2SL’s founding president and executive director. “Either way, however, her continued support of the organization’s mission continues. I am also pleased to know that she has found a home with HDR, a company that has been active with I2SL over the years.”

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