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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Feb 17, 2022

Welcome to the New Year! New you!, Wellness At Home Series, where we focus on well-being here at GBES.

How are you at unplugging from work, making time to think, or sticking to a morning routine? Do you consider yourself an expert, or could you use a brush-up? Join us for our New Year, New You Webinar, and get ready to have a great 2022. This webinar is presented by Green Building Education Services (GBES), the leading provider of online LEED Green Associate, LEED AP, and WELL AP exam preparation solutions and services.

On this webinar, we have Susan Frese - Marketing Director of GBES and Amy D'Angelo, WELL AP - Director of ESG at Sustainable Investment Group (SIG). 

What you will take away:

  • Why is it essential to unplug from work?
  • How can you make time to think?
  • How can you make a morning routine sustainable?

Show Highlights

  • Easy strategies to challenge the way you think about your day.


  • Dangers of not unplugging and having inconsistent routines. 
  • Mental health programs and initiatives.
  • WELL and Fitwel, mental health initiatives and standards.
  • Design strategies at home to significantly improve wellness, productivity and reduce stress.
  • Make time to think in a distracted world.
  • Simple habits, “sit in gratitude”  for sustainable morning routines. 
  • Four common concerns shape our behavior and health.
  • See your value.
  • Mental health cost to our global economy due to lost productivity. 
  •  Wellness At Home webinars connect to the healthy building initiative.



“Unplugging is the emotional reboot that we all need to be more effective and more efficient. Build a habit of unplugging and it becomes much easier to choose to do that.”

-Amy D’Angelo


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