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Highlights from Greenbuild 2017

The Greenbuild 2017 International Conference and Expo, held in Chicago this past November, featured presentations covering every aspect of sustainability, health and wellness.  The following are the key highlights from the sessions attended by Hixson:

The Wellness/Energy Nexus – A Case for Effective Design. This session, led by engineers, architects and a member of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), looked in depth at how the WELL Building Standard is being used by designers to incorporate healthy living concepts into the built environment. One key idea is the notion of holistic well-being, including elements of design, operations, and behavior. As companies begin to more fully implement wellness concepts, it is important to consider elements of lighting, air and water quality, and other environmental factors, as well as conservation of core sustainable elements such as energy, water, and materials. Employers who focus on healthy, active, engaging environments for their associates are in position to unlock the greatest value from these improvement strategies.

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