Talkin’ ’bout the greener good

In case you missed it a couple of weeks back, the National Building Museum has uploaded the most recent portion of its "For the Greener Good" lecture series. The series calls on experts from a range of backgrounds to examine links between environmental sustainability and design, public health, energy policy, bioscience, infrastructure, education and even pop culture.

The focus this time around was Healthy Hospitals with a focus on why a green hospital is a healthier one. Taped in late March, discussion participants were Bob Eisenman, executive director, Global Health and Safety Initiative; Robin Guenther, architect and principal at Perkins+Will and co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture; Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D., director, Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University; and moderator Joanne Silberner, health policy correspondent, National Public Radio.


Healthy Hospitals from National Building Museum on Vimeo.

Next up: On April 29, the series looks at Vertical Farming and the future of urban food production. For those in the D.C. area interested in attending, it will take place from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Participants on tap are Robin Osler, Elmslie Osler Architects; Dickson Despommier, professor of public health at Columbia University; and Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes our Lives. Interested in CEU possibilities? Attendees can get 1.5 LU/1.5 CEM/ and 1.5 CE credits. Prepaid registration is required. More info is available here.

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