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The nexus of green buildings, global health & the UN Sustainable Development Goals..!

In the final blog in our Better Places for People series, Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, and Augusta Williams, doctoral student, both at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, discuss the overarching role that green buildings must play in promoting global public health and achieving sustainable development. Winston Churchill famously once declared “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” If Churchill were alive today, we hope he might have said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape…public health.” Buildings are the places where we express our culture, share our traditions and nurture our bodies and minds. Yet, the way we design, construct and operate our buildings determines if they will be an assault on our health or promote our wellbeing. Buildings influence the air we breathe, the water we drink, the light we see...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/news-media/nexus-green-buildings-...

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