Objectives tagged with "United States Green Building Council (USGBC)"

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.


Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term