The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.
The subject of this recent article in National Geographic is how sustainable design influences health.
I believe that architects and engineers must be careful when talking about the benefits of Green Buildings, but there is evidence that a poorly designed indoor environment affects human health and performance.
The Green Buildings article is part of a National Geographic series called Urban Expeditions, that is intended to show sustainable urban practices and projects. Architecture and design are a big part, of course. Take a look:
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