I was honored to present last week at the MedStar Institute for Innovation on Healing Design on Health in Buildings for Today & Tomorrow, highlights from NIH’s 2018 Healthy Buildings Roundtable. Below is a short synopsis of my talk.
Green buildings are among the fastest growing industries in the world, representing a $260 billion market in the United States in 2015. But while sustainable buildings comprise 20 percent of new construction, these practices lack adoption in certain markets and face the challenge of including best practices in healthy building design. This is a summary of NIH 2018 Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference to develop actionable strategies that incorporate innovative efficiency and design techniques, new building materials, healthy building design, and sustainability standards across multiple building types.