The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a new strategy, Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy to leverage LEED and the community implementing the rating system to support buildings and communities in a post-pandemic world. The strategy is guided by the idea that prioritizing the health of people, communities, and the planet is the fastest way to rebuild a healthier, more sustainable economy.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) outline an expanded suite of programs and resources focused on improving building and community resilience in the face of climate risks. While governments and businesses focus on economic recovery, more frequent and severe climate events threaten to interrupt progress. Green building helps companies and communities adapt to and mitigate the effects of these growing climate concerns.
The USGBC Center for Resilience brings together the LEED Climate Resilience Screening Tool, the PEER certification for power systems and electric infrastructure, the RELi standard for resilient buildings and neighborhoods, and other programs to drive sustainability and resilience.
Helping Sustainable Companies Engage their Remote Workforce
Upwards of 80% of companies worldwide have implemented programs that enabled employees to work remotely since onset of the pandemic. While its unclear how the traditional office footprint will resolve, a lasting and dramatic increase in home-office workers is all but certain. This shift has enormous implications for companies implementing sustainability programs - from environmental targets to employee health and wellness. SB+A helps companies create scalable programs that manage risk and capture opportunities with a sustainable, healthy and productive remote workforce.