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New tools help LEED projects reach health goals

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New tools help LEED projects reach health goals

Pilot credit supports high-performance projects that are cost-effective and promote human health.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 2, 2022
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The U.S. Green Building Council now offers tools to support the LEED Integrative Process for Health Promotion (IPHP) pilot credit.

This credit can be used to guide high-performance projects that are also cost-effective and promote human health. Early planning and action can help project teams select and tailor LEED credits based on a project’s specific health context.

IPHP encourages teams to consider the impact that project design and construction has on health and well-being (including physical, mental, and social effects) of occupants. A newly released suite of materials supports projects in achieving health-related goals through this pilot credit.

The tools and resources were developed by the Green Health Partnership, an applied research initiative between the University of Virginia School of Medicine and USGBC, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The tools available for all types of projects are:

  • Green Buildings for Health: An Owner’s Roadmap to the LEED Health Process
  • LEED Health Process: Workshops Guide for Project Owners
  • LEED Health Process: Monitoring Outcomes in Buildings
  • Green Buildings for Health: A Project Team’s Roadmap to the LEED Health Process
  • LEED Health Process: Workshops Guide for Project Teams
  • Worksheet: Setting Project Health Goals
  • Worksheet: Health Design Charrette

Other tools are tailored for teams working on school projects.


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