Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many real estate companies have expanded their sustainability plans to include viral safety. At the same time, other ESG commitments, such as reducing carbon emissions, remain essential. These priorities are often compatible: enhancing health—whether related to infectious disease, chronic disease, or mental health—has long been a goal of green buildings, and growing evidence shows that greener buildings are often better for health and cognitive function.
As real estate professionals increasingly seek to achieve multiple ESG goals, they also have opportunities to create long-term value and advance project success. A new ULI report, Greening Buildings for Healthier People: Optimizing Climate Mitigation, Resilience, and Health Co-benefits in Real Estate, describes the benefits of a taking holistic approach to addressing climate change and health. Join this conversation with industry leaders to learn how they have optimized the co-benefits of green and healthy building features, and the case for doing so.