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6: H H + WB

HUMAN HEALTH + WELLBEING : An urban running/walking path, exercise equipment, places to sit, meditate quietly or socialize are built into the landscape to create healthier humans.

Human awareness is what drives much of life and there is undisputable evidence that pleasant and well-designed landscapes provide psychological, emotional and cognitive benefits to inhabitants. Health conscious, well-designed surroundings bring out the best in peoples lives as well as bring our home values up!

A list of McGill HUMAN HEALTH + WELLBEING  with what already exists (with a date) or what is planned:

  1. Benches (2022)
  2. City views garden (Phase/Zone 1) (2021)
  3. Bird listening mediation garden (Phase/Zone 2)
  4. Historical memorial to Sherman looking out at Atlanta from McGill hilltop on west side of property. (Phase/Zone 2)
  5. Informal meeting area (Phase/Zone 2)
  6. Outdoor exercise area (Phase/Zone 2)
  7. Urban path (Phase/Zone 2) part of half mile walk/run around McGill Place.
  8. Pollinators Garden  (Phase/Zone 2,3)
  9. City Views Parklet on hill (Phase/Zone 3)

RESOURCES: Tools and guidelines the McGill 6:H H + WB plan is utilizing for GBCI EXISTING LANDSCAPE Certification:
(McGill EXISTING LANDSCAPE is an abbreviated version of NEW COSTRUCTION SITES RATING SYSTEM)
EXISTING SITES Rating System .pdf:  RatingSystem_SITES –Conversion to Existing Landscapes Pilot
SITES V2 Book (EXISTING LANDSCAPE is an abbreviated version of NEW COSTRUCTION): https://www.usgbc.org/resources/sites-rating-system-and-scorecard
PROFESSIONAL SUSTAINABILITY LANDSCAPE TOOLS: https://www.landscapeperformance.org/
EXISTING SITES Slide Presentation used in video on Welcome page: SITES Intro to Existing Landscapes Pilot_Final[22]


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