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Books
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Critical Reports/Studies

Healthy Homes Barometer 2019

CMHC’s Healthy House in Toronto

National Centre for Healthy Housing - Comparing Green Building Guidelines and Healthy Homes Principles: A Preliminary Investigation

Integrating Health Into Buildings of the Future

Academic Institutions

Building Biology Institute: The Science of Healthy Buildings

Institute for Health in the Built Environment

9 Foundations – Healthy Building Movement (Harvard)

For Health (Harvard)

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)

Biomimicry Institute

Government/NGO Organizations

Health Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Ontario Climate Change

Toronto Climate, Energy & Resilience

World Health Organization

Certifications/Labels

GreenGuard

Forest Stewardship Council

Declare

Transparency

Red Lists

Zero Energy Certification

Zero Carbon Certification

Zero Carbon Building Standard

Energy Star

EnerGuide in Canada

Net Zero Home Label

Passive House Canada

International Living Future Institute

International WELL Building Institute

Active House

LEED v4.1 Residential Beta

Associations

Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)

Healthy Materials Lab (Parsons School of Design)

Canada Green Building Council

World Green Building Council

Healthy Building Network

Healthy House Institute

Thought Leaders

Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA, Founder EcoNest Architecture Inc.; Faculty & Past Board Member Building Biology Institute; Author; Lecturer

Joseph G. Allen, Associate Professor; Deputy Director, Harvard Education and Research Centre for Occupational Safety & Health; Director, Healthy Buildings Program; Author; Lecturer

John Bower, Founder Healthy House Institute

Steward Brand, Editor of The Whole EARTH Catalog; Founder The WELL; Founder the Global Business Network; Founder the Long Now Foundation; Author; TV Personality; Speaker

Paul Hawken

Jason McLennan, designer, author, speaker, consultant, and environmentalist; Creator of the Living Building Challenge, Primary author of the WELL Building Standard

Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow. Known as the godfather of building science. Principal, Building Science Corporation

Greta Thunberg

Bjarke Ingels

Inspiration

Biological House

Biomimicry - A Regenerative Paradigm | Michael Pawlyn | EDU2019

How to Grow Fresh Air Ted Talk

Living Buildings for a Living Future | Jason McLennan | TEDxBend

The Leap Manifesto

This Changes Everything

HouseZero, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

William McDonough, Cradle To Cradle Design

David Attenbourough

Books

There are many good books that we share below that will do an excellent job of accelerating your learning.

Healthy Buildings by Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber (2020)

Nature Inside, A Biophilic Design Guide by William D. Browning and Catherine O. Ryan (2020)

To Speak for the Trees, My Life’s Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom To A Healing Vision Of The Forest (2019)

Building Biology, Criteria and Architectural Design by Nurgül Ece (2018)

How to Build a Healthy Home: And Prevent the Negative Impacts on Your Health that Can Result from Poorly Executed Green Building Initiatives by Daniel Stih (2018)

The Rain Barrel Effect, How a 6,000 Year Old Secret Holds The Answer To Finally Getting Well, Losing Weight & Feeling Alive Again! By Dr. Stephen Cabral (2017)

The Nature Fix, Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams (2017)

The New Carbon Architecture, Building to Cool The Climate by Bruce King (2017)

Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability, by Pamela Mang, Ben Haggard, and Regenesis (2016)

Prescriptions for a Healthy House by Paula Baker-Laporte, Erica Elliott, John Banta (2014)

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (2010)

The Architecture Of Happiness by Alain de Botton (2008)

The Grow Home by Avi Friedman (2006)

How Buildings Learn, What happens after they’re built by Stewart Brand (1995)

Be Informed

Healthy Building Network

Healthy House Institute

BreezoMeter (See the Air Quality)

Living Futures – The Red List

HomeFree

Bloomberg Green

NASA Global Climate Change

Drawdown

Future Earth

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