Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.
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Buildings as a Health Benefit, What Do Owners' Data Say?
November 15, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
There is tremendous interest in buildings that are a health benefit. GSA-sponsored research has added to the field, but the resulting stories can be complex, and translation into evidence-based practice is slow. In this challenging environment, many turn toward emerging tools, standards, and health rating systems to take responsible action. GSA will describe the interrelationship between physical activity, stress, circadian stimulus, and sleep quality; and, show how interior layouts and spatial equity, access to circadian light sources, and dynamic ambient conditions affected measured outcomes. Several building owners will then explain how they have built health-enhancing strategies into past projects and portfolio benchmarking efforts using design tools and rating systems like Fitwel, LEED, and WELL. They will describe how those systems can be used to incorporate similar strategies into your building designs.
Global Impact of Designing Better Places for People
November 15, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Booth 229 - Human Health ALA
As designers push clients to invest in healthy sustainable design strategies, there is a clear need to track and validate the impact of these design decisions to further launch a successful and financially viable movement. In response, the World Green Building Council led an initiative to highlight leading case studies on human health and well-being. Of over 60 case studies submitted, 11 were selected to be featured in the report due to be published in 2018, representing projects globally including healthcare and office spaces. As multiple rating systems exist to support human health (WELL, LEED, BRE-EAM, etc.), having a third party evaluator compare and contrast results from the case studies is a significant industry benefit. Discussion on the different methodology used to collect human health metrics will be presented at this session along with key findings, and research experts will present a regional case study from the ASID headquarter office.