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Sustainability and Wellbeing: Why caring matters to us

By Miriam Barnhart

Every day, we hear sustainability buzzwords all around us; eco-friendly, go-green, organic (just to name a few). We hear these terms in fashion and transportation, and on cleaning products and packaging. 

But what does it all mean, and frankly, what does it have to do with Cospaces? 

Beyond the hype, we believe that sustainability is activism. It’s not enough to just pay lip service to the ideal of sustainability. Action is the only way forward, not just in how we shop, but in how we live and work. This is what POHA House is about. We want to build sustainability into the very framework of our Cospaces. To us, this means sustainability for the planet, and sustainability for us as people, otherwise known as wellbeing. 

In order to ensure that our Cospaces are as sustainable for planet and people as we want them to be, we are establishing standards for accountability by pursuing WELL certification standards for all of our POHA Houses. 

The WELL Building Standard™ is the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.

The WELL Certification signifies that a building adheres to sustainable standards in eleven different categories. See how POHA is applying them in the infographic below. 

Even now, as we continue planning for the launch of our first POHA House, we are intentionally trying to take every possible step towards our sustainability goals. We want our residents to be able to rest easy knowing that their Cospace is helping them live an actively sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainability and Wellbeing: Why caring matters to us

Miriam Barnhart

5th February 2021

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