Global Health and Wellness Summit

Building Healthier Lives Worldwide.

More critical than ever, this virtual summit brings the full leadership eco-system together to discuss how healthy, accessible spaces are being redefined.



Opening Keynote
Building Community Wellbeing: Buildings fulfill a basic human need for shelter, but innovative design can improve mental and physical wellbeing and improve quality of life while reducing its environmental footprint. Our keynote speaker, Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, answers what more architecture can do to advance sustainable development, economic empowerment, and community healing.

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST

Closing Keynote
Scot Horst, founding CEO of Arc Skoru Inc, is an expert in the transformative power of green buildings and will deliver his closing thoughts on the Global Health and Wellness Summit.

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm CST

Objectives for 2020:

  1. Empower the green built environment in its role in the mitigation of current and future public health challenges.  
  2. Promote the rating systems and tools that are enabling public health solutions.
  3. Cultivate the knowledge of employers, owners, designers, developers, manufacturers, and employees who are unlocking enormous benefits and potential in their buildings by committing to green, healthy buildings.
  4. Advance joint efforts in developing equitable and widely used practices to raise the quality of life for everyone and every community across the globe.

Global Health and Wellness Summit Education Sessions | Thursday, October 22

Global Health & Wellness Opening Keynote
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. CST

Join Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group for the Greenbuild Global Health & Wellness Summit opening keynote.

Tools for Wellness Real Estate Experts
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. CST

There is no one perfect business case for a healthy building that applies to all projects equally. Rather, there is a multitude of data that should be used at different stages of a real estate project.

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Health & Energy – Building Transformation Through and Beyond COVID-19
11:00AM - 12:00PM CST

COVID-19 has transformed building design and operations to support human health during and beyond this pandemic, prompting concern that dense urban built environments increase exposures thereby increasing human susceptibility. This session explores innovation and cross-sector partnerships to address this global health crisis and future public health challenges, and asks what lessons are emerging to create safe work environments, and secure the health, environmental and social benefits that urban built environments can provide

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Seeking alpha - investing in health to improve performance
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. CST

According to Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Chairman of the Business Roundtable “Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term.”

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Wellness is for builders, not just for buildings
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. CST

Wellness is now a major focus in workplace design, but that hasn’t really extended to the “workplace” of builders.

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Material Changes: Strategies to Create Healthier Buildings
2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. CST

A building isn't high performing until it is a healthy building. Construction materials can have significant and enduring health effects on the workers who manufacture and install them, and on their communities.

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Efficiency versus Wellness: A data informed approach
2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. CST

As energy-efficiency standards for new construction and existing building renovations become more stringent, further reductions become less tractable and more expensive.

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Harvard CogFx Study: Global Lessons from Healthy Buildings
3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. CST

Over the past five years, the series of Harvard CogFx Studies has demonstrated the effects of indoor environments on office workers' cognitive function and productivity.

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Taking action to improve community health and social equity.
3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. CST

For decades, the green building movement has used “People, Planet, Profit” as a central theme and guidance for its mission. As we sharpen our focus on the connection of human health, social equity, and the built environment, our design and construction practice is recognizing the opportunity to positively impact communities beyond the boundaries of building projects.”

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Greenbuild Virtual now includes 4 events.