Green Building Practices, Occupant Health & Ergonomics: Bridging the Gaps

Presenters: Linda Miller, EWI Works, Mallory Lynch, University of California Berkeley and Lucy Hart, Global Furniture Group

Green buildings are being constructed throughout North America as a means to promote environmental sustainability. Evidence suggests that much attention is being paid to the environmental impact of such buildings, but less so to the health impacts on the occupants. This webinar will discuss the common occupant concerns and how the integration of ergonomics can improve the health of computer users, as well as the revised Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit 44 ergonomics approach for computer users that supports the integration of ergonomics with green building design, construction and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify potential occupant health concerns related to green buildings
  • Identify how ergonomics can be used to address occupant needs in computer workstation design
  • Use infographics and resources to integrate ergonomics with green buildings and apply for LEED ergonomics Pilot Credit 44 

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