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2016 Green Schools Awards Winners Announced

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced the 2016 Best of Green Schools award recipients earlier this year. The awards recognize 11 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in […]

April 7th

Health and Well-Being Now Part of Real Estate Assessments

As interest in health and well-being in buildings grows, the industry has recognized the need for practical tools for systematic assessment, objective scoring and peer benchmarking of health and well-being. GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessment of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, today announced the launch of the GRESB Health and […]

March 14th

Many Doctors Unaware of Effects of Buildings on Health

The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most – physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies.  The survey results were announced last week at the opening […]

June 30th

WELL Building Standard Measures Health of Buildings

Humans spend almost 90% of our time indoors.  Green building certification programs address the health of our indoor environments by eliminating chemicals in products installed indoors and increasing ventilation and filtration requirements.  A new standard looks to take this one step further, directly addressing the impact of building interiors on human health. The WELL Building […]

June 2nd