Join a webinar on our new executive education offering: Building for Health
Harvard University and USGBC have joined forces to deliver ongoing executive education offerings that advance leadership in sustainability and health. Join us for a free 30-minute informational session to learn more about our new, best-in-class offering, "Building for Health: Research and Applications to Drive Decisions for the Built Environment." This executive education course convenes world-class thought leaders at the iconic Harvard Faculty Club and focuses on turning cutting-edge health research into innovative practices in the built environment.
Webinar on Building for Health:
Jan. 19, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Feb. 8, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. EDT
This course builds on the momentum about health that was so tangible at Greenbuild—specifically, Harvard’s exciting Cognitive Effects study. This study tested several factors in the indoor environment to see how they relate to cognitive function and work performance in office buildings—and found that indoor air quality can improve decision-making. The study found improved indoor environmental quality doubled occupants’ cognitive test scores. "Building for Health" will allow participants to dive deeper into exclusive research and case studies at the frontier of the emerging sustainability and health movement.
The built environment has profound effects on human health and the world around us. Human capital costs typically account for 90 percent of business operating costs, and most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, the built environment has the potential to deeply influence our greatest asset: people. The quality of indoor space design—including temperature, humidity, noise, light, space and air quality—affects health and productivity and can have significant financial implications for employers.
This highly engaging course equips executives with the cutting-edge research and skills necessary to be leaders at the intersection of human health and the built environment. Participants will leave with a suite of actionable tools and knowledge that allow them to prioritize human health as a primary driver for decision-making throughout a building’s life cycle.
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