31 Jul '15, 10pm

New LEED Pilot Credit: Prevention through design

USGBC recently released a new pilot credit aimed at encouraging Prevention through Design (PtD) practices . The pilot credit was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness, as part of an effort to explore the nexus between occupational safety and health and sustainable building practices. Prevention Through Design, a one-point LEED pilot credit, is available in the LEED credit library for the following LEED v4 and LEED 2009 BD+C project types: New Construction Core & Shell Schools Retail Data centers Warehouses & distribution centers Hospitality Healthcare The intent of the pilot credit is to support high-performance cost-effective employee safety and health outcomes across the building life-cycle through early ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-leed-pilot-credit-preve...

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