Post-Pandemic Sustainable Design

For Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Other Public Spaces
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Live webinar airing on May 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Bradley Corporation
Presented by Daniel Hughes and Brianna Arpy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the short-term and long-term impacts that the global pandemic will have on public restroom design, especially as they relate to health and safety.
  2. Discuss ways in which professionals can emphasize hygiene without sacrificing sustainability, accessibility, or aesthetics when designing and specifying for public restrooms and locker rooms.
  3. Illustrate how sustainable product choices in public restrooms and locker rooms can positively impact occupant health and facility maintenance.
  4. Design sustainable commercial restrooms and locker rooms that can help contribute to projects seeking certification with WELL v.1 and USGBC’s LEED v.4 & v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, O+M new Safety-First Pilot Credits.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
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In the wake of COVID-19, people expect more from the facilities they use daily. Public spaces, especially restrooms and locker rooms, must be clean, hygienic, and accessible for everyone to use. Emphasizing public health should not require sacrificing sustainability or aesthetics. This one-hour presentation outlines practical short- and long-term solutions that design professionals can incorporate into restrooms, locker rooms, and other public spaces to ensure safety for both end users and the environment. Attendees will also learn how restroom and locker room design can help contribute to projects seeking certification with WELL v.1 and LEED v.4, including USGBC’s new Safety-First Pilot Credits. By utilizing sustainable and aesthetic designs, professionals can ensure that visitors and occupants can safely enjoy public spaces for years to come.

Post Pandemic

Photo courtesy of Bradley Corporation


Dan Hughes has a 2-Year Associates Degree from Madison College in Madison. At that time in Wisconsin, you could work 5-7 years under a licensed architect, accruing project design, structural, project & construction management experience. The firm would sign-off that you met the qualifications to take the Registration Exam. At that time, his experience included 5 years with Flad & Associates, 1 year with Marshall Erdman and 2 years with Potter Lawson.


Brianna Arpy has her B.A. in Interior Design, Minor in Textiles & Apparel and Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Northern Iowa (CIDA Accredited Program). She has a background including 7+ Years of Combined Commercial & Residential Interior Design Experience.

Last April she was brought on board to grow Bradley’s Global VDC Initiative for Architecture and Design. Since being at Bradley she has helped lead initiatives to grow and maintain Bradley’s sustainability program information, introduced SketchUp, and has been involved in various product development teams.


Bradley Corp. For almost 100 years, Bradley has created the most complete and advanced commercial washrooms and comprehensive solutions that make industrial environments safe. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Bradley serves commercial, institutional, and industrial building markets worldwide.


Originally published in May 2021