Tampa builds world's first WELL city district [USGBC+ Jan/Feb 2016] [video] | U.S. Green Building Council
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This article was originally published as "Living WELL" in the January/February issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.

When green building began to sweep the country in the 1970s, it came with a red alert: Construction with toxic components was harmful to the environment. A correlation between the effects of traditional construction and human health increased the urgency. Now, a group of stakeholders is breaking new, higher ground by establishing the world’s first WELL-certified city district in Tampa, Florida.

The project will be the first district-wide application of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. WELL fulfills a 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to improve the way people live indoors, and this new commitment builds on WELL and tackles the even greater challenge of creating city-scale developments built for health and wellness. “Today more than half the global population is already residing in cities,” former President Bill Clinton said as he announced the latest commitment at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting. “The physical spaces where we live, work, and play influence our level of physical activity, social interaction, and our health.

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Green Associate, Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden, Inc.
Treading in Camden City New Jersey to transform our Cooper Plaza Historic District into a future-green community for our nesting families. Hope is alive and fired up at our neighborhood meetings. Everyone we poll wants to breathe easy.
Sarasota Realtor - GREEN, National Assn. of Realtors
Looking forward to what this will look like - sounds cool - an ideal city of the future.
LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, LEED Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP, Director of Sustainable Services, Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Incredible!
LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, LEED Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP, Director of Sustainable Services, Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Incredible!
Strategic Market Intelligence Consultant, Owens Business & Cnsltg. Llc.
Excellent & Kudos to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action !! I cannot wait to see the world's first Well- certified city district in Tampa, Florida. A building standard focusing exclusively on human health and wellness.

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