A new McGraw-Hill Construction study co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects finds that doctors are crucial to promoting the positive affects of healthy building design, construction, and maintenance. From the executive summary:
Health and wellness are critical issues affecting today’s society, economy and individuals’ quality of life. Professions can play a role in helping mitigate health hazards through healthy design and construction practices in our nation’s homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces and other buildings. However, in order to fully educate the public and convince owners to make investments, medical professionals need to fold recommendations about their patients’ environments into their care policies, and today, doctors are overlooking the connections and advantages healthy design, construction and operations of our nation’s buildings can have on the public’s health.
Read the full report on the AIA website.