Posted by: phillipsre | March 31, 2016

Buildings That Are Good For You

839d7004ccf0fd0064771b6b3e1e1f96Many of the new buildings being built are built LEED certified, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, meaning LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money. But one new green building certification focuses less on structures  and more on people who use them. This type of certification is the Well Building Standard, which focuses less on the building itself and more on the health of people inside it. The standard was developed by Delos and the International Well Building Institute, two organizations founded by Paul Scialla. This article in the Daily Journal of Commerce has more information and an interview with Scialla. 

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