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Building for Health

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Building for Health. The nexus of green buildings, global health, and the U.N. sustainable development goals


The United Nations (UN) have developed a framework, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to encourage sustainable, equitable, and environmentally-conscious development by governments, private sector, and society over the subsequent 15 years. This report explores how green buildings intersect with 11 of the 17 goals, namely:


  • Good Health and Well-Being ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Quality Education ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Clean Water and Sanitation ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Affordable and Clean Energy ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Responsible Consumption and Production ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Climate Action take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Life Below Water conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources
  • Life on Land protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

To download the report please click on the link provided below.