Leadership in Green Building for Public Health



Atlanta, GA


Hilary Noll

Date & Time:

11.21.2019 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Building for health, well-being and human performance has entered the mainstream of the green building movement. The green building industry has developed and demonstrated the capability to address a wide range of health challenges through design, construction and operation of buildings and communities. Projects have the potential to help address global public health challenges, such as obesity, asthma and social isolation.

Join Mithun senior associate and sustainability integration leader Hilary Noll for “Leadership in Green Building for Public Health” to explore a health-centric approach to green building that allows practitioners to prioritize health goals alongside traditional sustainability goals. This health promotion process is designed to work within LEED to guide and provide third-party recognition for projects taking intentional, directed action to address specific public health challenges.

With iterations in LEED, Enterprise Green Communities and Green Star, this process helps project teams identify and prioritize opportunities and strategies to improve health outcomes, and provides new opportunities for third-party certification and market recognition. Learn about the value of an intentional health promotion process within the context of green building projects and hear about its application within multifamily housing and school settings, including review of certified green building projects recognized in USGBC’s 2019 Health Leaders Awards programs.

Hilary’s co-presenters include U.S. Green Building Council health research director Kelly Worden, District of Columbia Public Schools facility planning and design manager Andrea Swiatocha, and University of Virginia School of Medicine associate professor Matthew Trowbridge.

Date Posted: 11.21.2019