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Grounded in the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the launch of the WorldGBC’s Health & Wellbeing Framework will drive focus on healthy and equitable buildings in harmony with nature.
Content Team4 years ago4 min

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches its Health & Wellbeing Framework today — a comprehensive educational tool for a healthy and equitable built environment.

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the link between the built environment and human health into focus, the Framework’s six principles span indoor air quality, human rights in the supply chain, climate change resilience and more.

The Framework launches today in a global, online summit and regional launches take place through November:

  • MENA — 5 November
  • Asia Pacific — 10 November
  • Africa launch — 17 November
  • Americas — 24 November
  • Europe — 26 November

Bringing together expertise across the built environment, health and human rights, the Framework is published as an executive report and live digital tool. An innovation of this work is a cross-sectoral analysis across the entire building and construction lifestyle — redefining the scope of health for all people and their buildings, cities and communities.

First look: BBC Storyworks Documentary Series — Building A Better Future

Today’s event (4 November) is hosted by Simon Shelley, Global Director of Programmes Partnerships, BBC Global News. During the event, he will also present teaser footage from the upcoming sustainable buildings documentary series, Building A Better Future, to be released on 11 November.

Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)

“Grounded in the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, our bold, new Framework redefines the scope of health and wellbeing in the built environment.

In the past, we only considered the health and wellbeing of the occupiers — or ‘end users’ — of buildings. But this is only part of the picture. We must consider the impacts across the entire value chain.

Today, our network of Green Building Councils, businesses and collaborators come together to drive this change. Truly sustainable buildings work for everyone, everywhere.”

Read the Framework on WorldGBC’s website.

For more content from the WorldGBC, click here

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