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October 31, 2023

Examining the Built Environment’s Impact on Human Health

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Chemical Insights Research Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council Release Summary of Building Resilience for Health Summit

Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) at UL Research Institutes (ULRI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently co-hosted a multiday technical work session focused on resilience for health in the built environment. During the Building Resilience for Health Summit, the organizations, collectively, crafted a series of presentations and activities designed to expand the conversation around what resilience means, how indoor environments contribute to resilient buildings, and potential paths forward to expand the industry’s work to support human health and well-being in the built environment.

The two-day event featured participation from about 40 multidisciplinary thought leaders and industry experts addressing areas of concern for the built environment community and the need for resilience in the face of climate change and related weather impacts.

View a summary statement of the Summit.

The vision for this Summit was to advance action steps for fostering safer, healthier, and more equitable buildings and communities. Industry experts included building practitioners, public health practitioners, scientists and researchers.

As a nonprofit institute, CIRI is on the frontlines of researching rapidly emerging chemical and environmental safety threats facing people and the planet today. We share knowledge and actionable resources to protect human health.

Learn more actionable insights from the Summit and later this year. Listen to a conversation with a summary on the USGBC podcast platform.