The Intersection of Sustainable and Healthy Buildings

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Over the last year and a half, two topics have been on the minds of building professionals: health and sustainability. In September 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change reported that net zero emissions commitments from governments and businesses had roughly doubled in less than a year as slowing the effects of climate change was prioritized in recovery plans. At the same time, as we learn more about COVID-19, building strategies like those found within the LEED Safety First credits, have been implemented around ventilation, filtration, green cleaning and more that have positive impacts on occupant health that we expect to see maintained long after the immediate threat. During this session, we will hear from green building experts along-side experts in building operations and management as well as experts in public health. The discussion will revolve around the intersection of these three disciplines in our built environment, opportunities for the greatest impact and the largest challenges that must be addressed.

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3/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

End Time:

3/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

1. Understand the public health and sustainability implications for building operations.
2. Apply best practices from projects that have implemented the LEED credits.
3. Select and implement the LEED Safety first COVID-19 response credits
4. Explain the strategies included in the LEED Cleaning and Disinfecting and Indoor Air Quality pilot credits

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