A recent FacilitiesNet.com article discusses the opportunities to synergistically address sustainability, health, and resilience in buildings, at the same time. The COVID-19 pandemic showed just how important focusing on health and wellness is (and will be) for facility managers and construction professionals. A new report from the Urban Land Institute titled “Greening Buildings for Healthier People” examines all the ways resilience, health and wellness, and sustainability match up. “More and more, real estate sustainability directors view health and the environment not only as important priorities but also as two sides of the same coin,” says the report.
The report, which is available as a free download, gives step-by-step advice on the specific strategies facility managers can employ to combine sustainability, resilience, and health and wellness. One of the biggest benefits of doing so is financial, the report says. Showing how strategies can mitigate risk, benefit the bottom line, and improve employee health and morale can massively improve the financial justification case for facility elements that may have a higher first cost than the status quo.
Read the full article here.