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Health and Wellness Roundtable with Dr. Joseph Allen of Harvard

December 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join USGBC MA’s Health and Wellness Roundtable, a venue for architects, designers, construction managers, and sustainability professionals to discuss issues related to healthy buildings.

Our special guest will be Dr. Joseph Allen, the Director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Allen’s research reveals how air, temperature, lighting and noise affect our health. The results of his work, such as the Cogfx studies, have been instrumental in the design and construction industry.

Please join us for a morning discussion with Dr. Allen to hear about the three Cogfx studies and how his research has advanced the healthy building movement! Learn about Dr. Allen’s vision to make health an explicit factor in decision-making processes. Let’s discuss ways in which industry and practice can benefit and support academic research to advance the cause of the healthy building movement. Coffee and light breakfast fare will be provided

This event will be hosted by Bruner/Cott Architects, and is put on by USGBC MA.

Meet Dr. Allen

Dr. Allen researches community and occupational exposures and health risks related to a broad range of chemical, biological, physical and radiological stressors. In particular, he focuses on the built environment, emissions from building materials and consumer products, and building system performance, each of which has the potential for both positive and negative impacts on human health, well-being and productivity. He is the Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment and faculty director of the Harvard Sensors for Health research group. Dr. Allen teaches a class on the Impact of Buildings on Human Health, and is the faculty advisor for a new initiative out of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability – the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy.

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