An organization’s physical spaces – offices, retail stores, etc. – play a critical role in occupants’ wellbeing. Sustainable and healthy design strategies can transform buildings into tools for enhanced employee engagement and wellness, improved productivity and experience, and greater values-alignment. And now new, cutting-edge industry research compiling studies from over the past 4 decades makes the staggering business case for high performance buildings that integrate these sustainable and healthy design strategies.
As fellows of the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, Dr. Shakira Hobbs and Evvan Morton were awarded funding to complete a collaborative research project. Their shared passion for increasing sustainability in developing countries led them to do their research project in Sittee River, Belize. The ongoing project uses anaerobic digestion as a sustainable waste management strategy to reduce the village’s traditional methods of burning waste, burying it, or throwing it into the river. Anaerobic digestion converts organic waste into biogas that can be used for cooking and generating electricity.
June 3-7, 2019, 3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School, hosted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - organized as PhD course by Technical University of Denmark and NTU Food Technology Centre. Participants work on their own cases to characterize human and ecotoxicity impacts of chemical emissions, but will also learn about near-field exposure and how to apply USEtox in various application fields. Registration open now! Read more on http://usetox.org/summer-school
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