United States Conference of Mayors Approves Healthy Buildings Resolution

Published 7-16-2020

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) approved a healthy buildings resolution in June of 2020. "Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19" will support the implementation of integrated solutions for the design and operation of public facilities. Incorporating methodology from the WELL Building Standard, the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, and the 2020 Green Communities Criteria, the resolution will promote the adoption of new strategies for the creation of heathy indoor environments in hospitals, medical clinics, schools, and care homes. City leaders will also be encouraged to utilize these tools in affordable housing and private building projects that receive public funding or support. 

THE USCM, which represents mayors in over 1,400 municipalities, is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.