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Health and wellness in green buildings and communities in China | U.S. Green Building Council

Health and wellness in green buildings and communities in China | U.S. Green Building Council

First, thank you for your continued leadership in advancing green practices in China. I also like to thank Dr. Qiu Baoxing for this opportunity to speak with you today. Last year, with the future in mind, I highlighted that a new market was emerging for which we all must be at the ready: buildings that promote health and wellness for occupants, employees and people. Our world today is confronting massive health challenges that are assaulting “our complete physical, mental and social well-being.” We spend 90% of our time inside the buildings. Poor air quality inside our buildings is having an effect on employee health, wellbeing, and productivity. Asthma and respiratory diseases are on the rise because of poor air quality, extreme temperatures, excess humidity, and insufficient ventilation. As these challenges continue to mount, all of us have an obligation to be more purpo...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/health-and-wellness-green-b...

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