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Research - MAY 13, 2020

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U.S. Green Building Council unveils new strategy for post-COVID economic recovery

by Kali Persall

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a new strategy designed to support buildings and communities in a post-pandemic world.

The strategy, known as Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy, will update current LEED strategies that support indoor environmental quality, cleaning, occupant comfort, operations, better materials and risk management, while finding opportunities to introduce new approaches given the current public health crisis, according to USGBC.

LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It promotes strategies that reduce environmental impact, enhance human health and support economic development.

“USGBC and its thousands of member organizations are focused on getting the economy back on track and on demonstrating that we can provide a foundation that supports people, businesses and communities,” said Mahesh Raman

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