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We spend 90% of our time indoors and it's estimated that 92% of the air in the places we live is unsafe to breathe. Sustainable buildings and cities are a key part of the solution to reducing both the health and environmental impacts of global air pollution. That’s why 30 Green Building Councils are participating in the World Green Building Council's Better Places for People global project to combat global air pollution from the built environment and launching the Air Quality in the Built Environment campaign.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is partnering with the World Green Building Council on this campaign with the aim to increase awareness, develop understanding and kickstart actions from a global audience across the building and construction sector.
Catriona Brady, Head of the Better Places for People project said: “This campaign is a major milestone to promote a healthier and more sustainable built environment. We’re delighted to be working with so many green building councils and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to raise awareness of how green buildings are part of the solution.”
Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition said: "Our homes and buildings should be safe places for work, socializing, and raising our families but in many places around the world this is not the case.7 million people die prematurely every year from air pollution, at least half of them from indoor air pollution. This is something that architects and builders are unaware of. We need to change this, and we are grateful for the World Green Building Council and its partners for working to reduce air pollution in the built environment."
Reduce ambient outdoor emissions:
Mitigate sources of indoor air pollution:
Radically improve sustainable operation of buildings:
Increase global awareness:
The World Green Building Council is a global network of Green Building Councils in 70 countries which are transforming the places people live, work, play and learn. Its mission is to “create green buildings for everyone, everywhere - enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow”. The World Green Building Council became a partner of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in January, 2019.
The Air Quality in the Built Environment campaign features 12 images available as social media assets which are available here.
For more information please contact Catriona Brady email@example.com
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