The U.S. Green Building Council – Northern California is launching the Building Health Initiative in recognition that health and wellness are vital components of sustainability and green building. The Building Health Initiative will:Harness the strength of world-class companies and organizations to move markets
Engage partners and industry with new constituents in green building
Articulate the “business case” for healthier built environments
Leverage best practices, research and resources
Tie together efforts and industries that have traditionally worked in silos
Help frame “green” as a health issue and heal communities that need it most
The Building Health Initiative is an ambitious two-year program in which industry leaders from multiple sectors make specific pledges where they are best positioned to affect the most change for healthier built environments. These pledges include demanding transparency in building materials, conducting groundbreaking research, promoting health and wellness, providing consultation and education, building toolkits and resources, and much more. The initiative has also spurred powerful cross-sector working groups focused on revolutionizing procurement strategies and fostering diversity and access to healthy buildings in traditionally underserved communities.
For the duration of the Building Health Initiative, USGBC-NCC is hosting a series of thought-provoking educational events spotlighting the many aspects of healthy buildings and communities. This includes a major Building Health Forum at the University of California San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus on Dec. 11, 2014 (Click below for more info!).
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Contact Brian Back 415-659-9399 or brian (at) usgbc-ncc.org.