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The American Society of Interior Designers’ headquarters is LEED and WELL certified

Human sustainability at the forefront of design Buildings can not only affect our health, but also our health-related behaviours, says Rick Fedrizzi of the International WELL Building Institute

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often refer to this as “the second wave of sustainability”. Just as the environmental movement is addressing the health of the planet, there seems an obvious next step to address the health of people. Building on the vast global infrastructure of green buildings and communities, the time has come to sharpen the focus of that work as it relates to the people who use them for habitat, commerce, knowledge and fun. The statistics can be staggering. For example, spending on public and private healthcare in the UK totals more than 8 per cent of GDP. There are numerous diseases that account for this spend, with heart disease cladglobal.com

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