Advancing Well-being with the Green Health Partnership

Date Posted: 04.05.2017


The latest issue of USGBC+ features an in-depth article about new strategies and practice tools to support owners, developers, designers and builders in creating spaces that promote human health and well-being. At the center of this movement is the Green Health Partnership, which aims to apply lessons learned from the green building movement to make health promotion standard within the built environment. Key initiatives include a new Integrative Process for Health Promotion pilot credit within the LEED v4 BD+C rating system and the Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Health and Well-Being Module.

Over the past couple years, Mithun has been working with the Green Health Partnership—a collaboration between the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and University of Virginia School of Medicine, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—to apply the LEED pilot credit to several affordable housing projects in California and to explore ways to increase systematic consideration of health within the design process.

Read the full article, “Healthy Partnership,” in USGBC+ for additional information about the Partnership and design strategies to enhance health outcomes.