30 Sep '13, 2pm

USGBC: Put Public Health in the “Front Seat” of Green Building

A new report seeks to bring health and well-being to the forefront of the sustainable design movement. By Candace Pearson USGBC is actively brainstorming ways to combine health and green building. Recognizing that green building could be a tool to address some of our worst public health challenges—such as asthma, obesity, and cancer—the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is taking steps to better align green building goals with a public health agenda, evidenced by a new report titled “Health Is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help .” The report is based on the discussions of more than 100 experts from a variety of building and health fields whom USGBC gathered for a summit in January 2013. Engaged in their respective fields—architecture, medicine, and product manufacturing—many had never crossed paths before. Launching the interdisciplinary conversation inspired one of ...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/9/30/U...

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