Better Places for People

 “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us
– Winston Churchill

Emirates Green Building Council is proud to support Better Places for People, a World Green Building Council led global project which aims to create a world in which buildings are not only good for the environment, but also support healthier, happier and more productive lives for those who occupy them.

 Better Places for People in the UAE with EmiratesGBC

EmiratesGBC considers health, wellbeing, productivity and happiness as key elements in green building design, construction and maintenance. Our industry-facing education program addresses these elements through workshops, seminars and training throughout the year. Check our events calendar to see what’s coming up, email us or join our mailing list to learn more. If your organization is a wellbeing champion in the green building industry, please let us know.


Health and Wellbeing Resources
The below list highlights some of the industry’s leading wellbeing research in recent years.

  • The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function. Click here.
  • Building the Business Case: Health Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices. Click here.
  • Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit. Click here.
  • World Green Building Council’s library of case studies. Click here.
The below list highlights some of the industry’s leading certification systems focusing on wellbeing:

  • International WELL Building Standard. Click here.
  • Fitwel. Click here.
The below list highlights global and national recognition programs for wellbeing programs across various building typologies:

  • Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces. Click here.
  • Wellbeing Charter. Click here.
  • Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. Click here.
  • ULI Healthy Places Awards. Click here.