The groundbreaking research done for the promotion of healthy buildings is only made possible through the partnership with industry partners in several fields, including architecture, biology, chemistry, and engineering. These businesses and corporations all play a significant role in the research conducted through the Institute.
Collaborative research may accomplish what is not possible in isolation through synergistic skill sets and resources, and our Consortium facilitates unconventional collaboration between cross-disciplinary groups together to creatively re-examine larger problems and arrive at creative solutions. Membership provides direct connections between leading university researchers and industry partners in fields aligned with each member’s business interests
Industry members receive priority access to primary and secondary research results which can be translated into products and services, and can be used to inform or shape standards, codes, and policies. There is also the potential for special, firm-focused projects as needed.
The Institute hosts annual Consortium Meeting events to bring researchers, collaborators, members, and affiliates, into one room to share current research and ideas, identify topic areas in need of future research and development, and shape the interface of health and the built environment.