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Prioritizing Health and Safety in Schools As the New School Year Begins
As school-aged children and young adults in the U.S. and many other countries around the world head back to school, parents, teachers and administrators are increasingly keenly aware of the importance of school facilities in supporting student and staff health and well-being.

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The Global Rise of Healthy Building Policy
The past few years in the United States have seen remarkable progress in the adoption and implementation of healthy building policies.

Health & Healthcare

Health in Sustainability: Experts Provide Insights on Elevating Health, Well-being and Equity
Earlier this month, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) teamed up to host an important and timely webcast titled, “Elevating Health across Sustainability Initiatives - Systematic Approach to Creating a Resilient Future.”

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GSA Hosts Event To Elevate Health Leadership in Federal Buildings
Healthy buildings took center stage late last month at a dynamic event titled, “Health in Buildings Partnerships and GSA’s Vision for the Future,” which was the first of a new signature series hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)


Breaking It Down: SCOTUS Ruling, Sackett v. EPA
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) curtails the power of the EPA to address wetland protection and pollution, limiting its scope in control over water pollution through the Clean Water Act.

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IWBI Commends the CDC & Biden Administration for Taking an Important Step Forward To Improve Public Health by Introducing Its First-Ever Minimum Guidance for Ventilating Indoor Spaces
On Friday, as part of its efforts to help prevent the indoor transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced its first-ever recommended minimum ventilation target for occupied indoor spaces.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

How Stakeholder Capitalism Has Shaped the Bottom Line, With Well-Being at the Fore
As a Doctor of Medicine by trade, I often think about how my work impacts others – specifically, how I can use my career to maximize impact on the health and well-being of people.

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Leading Coordinated Federal Action on Indoor Air Quality: IWBI’s Jason Hartke Sits Down With White House Advisor Natalie Kopp
IWBI's Signature Interview Series: White House Advisor Natalie Kopp, a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team, discusses her work to ramp up government efforts to bring the benefits of clean indoor air to everyone

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Serving Up Safety: Gas Stoves and Air Quality
A member of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently suggested that the regulatory body may further scrutinize gas stoves based on associated health hazards, such as linkages to childhood asthma and impact on overall health and well-being.

Innovation & Technology

Biden Administration Shines a Light on Healthy Buildings
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration convened a signature group of leaders, experts and advocates at the White House for its first-ever Summit on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

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