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Building for #health: Better decisions for a better future #GreenBuildlings @HarvardChanSPH @CHGEHarvard @USGBC

When USGBC teamed up with the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish HealthBuild, it was with the intent to prioritize health as a primary driver for decision-making in the built environment. The first manifestation of this partnership is the Building for Health executive education program, a highly engaging course that equips executives with the cutting edge research and skills to lead at the in­tersection of human health and the built environment. Why this course now? The built environment has profound effects on human health and the world around us. At their best, our buildings and communities are powerful promoters of health and wellbeing. At their worst, they contribute to some of the key public health concerns of modern society, from asthma to cancer to obesity. USGBC has accelerated the dialogue aro...

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