30 Oct '13, 8am

health

health

When most people think of a green building, chances are they picture solar panels or a rooftop garden. Most efforts to green a building focus on adopting renewables or driving efficiency in terms of energy, water and waste. That's all important for improving the environmental effects of buildings. For the occupants, however, it's the indoor environment that counts. To that end, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California branch is spearheading a movement to promote green building as a health concern . Its new Building Health Initiative brings more than two-dozen partners -- including Adobe, Google, Genentech and Salesforce -- together with contractors, architects, designers and unusual bedfellows in healthcare and academia. They intend to raise awareness about the health effects of the built environment, shifting the market in favor of products and services that ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/10/30/adobe-google-gene...

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