USGBC and human health
USGBC has started exploring how to clearly link the market transformation that the green building movement has inspired to its opportunity to create an equally transformational impact on human health. In Health is a Human Right. Green Building Can Help, a report from USGBC’s Green Building & Human Health Summit in early 2013, we examine ways to promote and protect human health in relation to the built environment.
Additionally, we have put forth a set of principles around green building and human health. Our intent is that they serve as a trail map towards a number of initiatives and efforts to advance this critical aspect of green building.
Because if there is one thing we know to be true: If health is a human right, and green building can help, we’ve got a lot of work to do.
Additional materials relating to human health and green building:
A Review of the Health Language in the LEED Rating System
Greenbuilders: Taking on Health and the Built Environment
Greenbuild 2013: The Built Environment and Human Health
USGBC-NCC Launches Building Health Initiative
The Case for Habitat Protection – Benefits to the Economy and Human Health
Study: Extra Costs Minimal for LEED-Certified Hospitals
Summit on Green Building and Human Health
Health is a Human Right – Green Building Can Help