BBI’s contribution to Green Build in Chicago


BBI’s CEO and Co-Founder Lara Muller contributed  to this year’s Green Build Expo in Chicago in the session “Value Creation Through Health Promotion” on 13th of November.

Together with Chris Pyke – Research Officer at US Green Building Council, Jorge Chapa – Head of Market Transformation at Green Building Council Australia, and Phillippe Bernier – Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability at Triovest Realty Advisors Inc, Lara Muller spoke on the rapidly emerging issues ‘Health and well-being’ as very important for the real estate industry, increasing opportunities for value creation at various scales of built environment practice. The emergence of new health-focused tools and guidelines for the design and construction of buildings and neighborhoods allows design firms and real estate companies to increase their competitive edge by adding health to their existing offerings. Likewise, at the scale of the real estate portfolio, new forms of investment aim to demonstrate the ability to improve health equity while providing attractive risk- adjusted returns for investors. In this session, market leaders from various scales of built environment decision-making will share their experience utilizing a variety of tools (LEED, WELL and GRESB) to create added value by increasing the focus on health and well-being.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the ability to promote health through real estate investment and portfolio management.
Discuss the ability for health and well-being considerations to create sources of risk and opportunities for value creation within the real estate industry.
Describe best practices in promoting health within commercial real estate.
Review available tools to guide health promotion efforts – LEED, GRESB Health & Well-being Module, WELL and discuss the benefits of each.

Learning Level: Intermediate

Credits:GBCI Credit Hour