Healthy Buildings

We believe that the most important aspect of the burgeoning healthy buildings movement is ensuring that the research and its application benefit everyone, everywhere. The Harvard Healthy Buildings program aims to harness the power of research, business collaboration, and commonsense messaging to advance solutions for public health within the built environment. The team’s research centers around six focus areas, spanning from healthy homes and materials to infectious disease control and climate solutions. Within all these areas, we provide user-friendly tools, resources, guides, and calculators to empower people to apply the latest research on healthy buildings to their everyday lives.

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The future of healthy buildings must be one where they are the norm, not the exception. Health cannot and should not be a luxury item, afforded to only those that can afford it. This applies to healthcare, working conditions, access to food, and, yes, the buildings where we live, work, play, pray, and heal.
JOSEPH ALLEN, DSC, MPH, CIH, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program
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Our goal is to improve the lives of all people, in all buildings, everywhere, every day.
A healthy building is a human right.

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