26 Sep '12, 4am

"World's First Building Standard" for Health and Well-being Announced by Bill Clinton

"World's First Building Standard" for Health and Well-being Announced by Bill Clinton

The Clinton Global Initiative produces a pretty mighty font of philanthropy: corporate titans, nonprofit leaders, and heads of state convene, and hundreds of millions of dollars pour into programs helping hundreds of millions of people around the world. Clean energy and health care for the world's poor, initiatives to aid subsistence farmers and combat climate change, and so on and so forth. Perhaps a similar aura of grandeur is intended to accompany one of the initiative's latest announcements; that of the "world's first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people's health and well-being." That's from the official statement from Delos , a developer touting a new "WELL Building Standard." It calls for the implementation of guidelines set forth by engineers, researchers, and doctors from Columbia University's medical school. So; nontoxic materials, environment...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/worlds-first...

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