28 May '16, 6pm

New LEED pilot credit establishes Integrative Process for Health Promotion

Protecting human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change has been a focus of the green building movement since its inception. With changing weather patterns and matured understanding of the relationship between climate change and health , the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation could not be more evident. However, in addition to the macro-level positive health impacts attributed to green building, there is increased recognition of the more immediate impacts that buildings have on human health and well-being. This has led to an increase in health-related credits within LEED and other green building systems, along with the release of WELL, the first building certification system focused on health. The growing number of health promotion strategies and tools available to project teams is a welcome advance. However, it also creates...

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

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