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How does the health of an individual relate to the health of a community? Whose health is the building industry responsible for? The public health impact of buildings doesn’t begin or end at a sliding door. Building scale decisions can impact health across a variety of populations, time, and geographical scales. By reframing building and community health, we can identify more effective and cohesive strategies to support health and wellness for all.


On December 7-8, the USGBC Summit on Bridging Occupant & Community Health will look at key questions in promoting health for occupants and communities:
• What does leadership in this space look like?
• Health for whom? How is equity at the center of this conversation?
• What are practical tips professionals can take away and apply today to move this forward?
• What next-generation technologies will help us close the gap between concept and practice?

 

Professionals from complementary fields, Building Health and Public Health, will come together to discuss a 'community of practice' approach. Each session will be followed by a hosted conversation that integrates engagement opportunities. Attendees will be both experts and contributors; please come ready to contribute to the discussion as well as learn from our speakers.


Save the date for two days of high-level engagement with keynote speakers, advanced case studies, new technology, and explorations of emerging topics. Register today to receive a 20% early-bird discount!

For more information contact Melanie Colburn, USGBC Director of Market Transformation & Development or Kelly Worden, USGBC Director of Health Research.

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12.7

TUESDAY

10am-10:30am PST
Opening keynote 

10:40am-11:55am

Health at the Community Scale 

11:55am-12:25pm
Breakout session

12:35pm-1:50pm

Debate: To Measure or Not to Measure Air Quality? 

1:50pm-2:20pm

Breakout Session

2:20pm-2:45pm

Closing keynote

12.8

WEDNESDAY

10am-10:30am PST
Opening keynote 

10:40am-11:55am

Improving the Process for Health Equity 

11:55am-12:25pm
Breakout session

12:35pm-1:50pm

Inside Out: Air Quality Research & Technology 

1:50pm-2:20pm

Breakout Session

2:20pm-2:45pm

Closing keynote

 

/ Sponsorship

If you would like to reach 150 - 300 professionals from complementary fields, Building Health and Public Health in the Pacific Region, check out the sponsorship opportunities. 

For more information contact Melanie Colburn, USGBC Director of Market Transformation & Development .

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AIA East Bay

NW EcoBuilding Guild

San Diego Green Building Council

ULI San Francisco

USGBC - LA

ZERO Coalition

 
 

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Who can attend?  

This event is hosted by USGBC’s Pacific Region, but all are welcome to attend. We are pleased to extend a discount to all corporate and individual USGBC members.

 

Are there sponsorship opportunities?  

We welcome your support and partnership. Reach out to Melanie Colburn, USGBC Director of Market Transformation & Development (mcolburn@usgbc.org). 

Will this be in-person or virtual?  

The event will be fully virtual to support public health priorities. But don’t worry, we plan to have a host of engagement opportunities for our virtual participants. We will use Zoom to connect.  

Who are the organizers? 

This effort was co-led by Melanie Colburn, USGBC Director of Market Transformation & Development and Kelly Worden, USGBC Director of Health Research, in collaboration with a working group of market leaders:  

  • Anthony Bernheim, LEED Fellow, member of the USGBC Northern California Advisory Board, SFO 

  • Mara Baum, LEED Fellow, DIALOG 

Will there be resources available about the summit?

Yes, we will compile information about and from the presentations that will be sent to all of the participants and will be available through this website.

Can our organization become an outreach partner?

Organizations invested in advancing occupant and community health are invited to become partners. Our partners extend awareness of the Summit and receive multiple benefits in thanks for their support. Organizations interested in becoming outreach partners should start by completing the outreach partner interest form by October 1st.

Facing financial hardship and would like to attend?

USGBC Local Community Members facing financial hardship are eligible for a discounted ticket. This opportunity is available to all active USGBC members, including both students and non-students. Please e-mail Melanie Colburn with a brief explanation of need.

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CONTACT PERSON

 - Melanie Colburn, USGBC Director of Market Transformation & Development

 - Kelly Worden, USGBC Director of Health Research