The U.S. Green Building Council – Northern California launched the Building Health Initiative in recognition that health and wellness are vital components of sustainability and green building. The Building Health Initiative has set out to: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 in communities that need it most
The Building Health Initiative includes an initial 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. We are 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!).
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Click here to learn more about partner pledges and benefits.
Contact Marcia Sitcoske at 415-659-9393 or marcia (at) usgbc-ncc.org.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Central Concrete, Inc.
Healthy Building Science
Shaw Contract Group