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A Critical Recommendation to The University of British Colombia’s Green Building Action Plan, for : Implementing Standardised Human Factor Policy and Metrics in the Emergent Component of Health and Well-being for Institutional Buildings Rathgeber, William; Parimi, Mounica; Norouzalizadeh, Reza; Lee, Ian; Liu, Haobo


Through the appropriation of current guidelines, policies and case studies to the unique University of British Colombia context, this paper recommends metrics and policy to the Green Building Action Plan’s emerging component ‘Health & Wellbeing’ and it’s sub-components (thermal comfort, sound, materials, community and mind) to aid further development. These recommendations will encourage the social pedagogy and measurability of health & wellbeing as a major contributor to the overall productivity of communities, and in doing so, raise awareness of subsequent outcomes for institutional buildings in the green building landscape. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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