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NIBS COVID-19 Town Hall: Healthy Buildings & the Effect on Public Health During the Pandemic

The National Institute of Building Sciences will host a Virtual Town Hall with leaders from across the built environment to address concerns regarding building safety around COVID-19. In this town hall, experts will discuss the importance of healthy buildings. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, it is essential that the built environment work to prioritize public health, climate justice, and the green energy sector

How Healthy Buildings Can Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

BOMA International interviewed Dr. Joseph Allen, DSc, MPH, author of Healthy Buildings and the Post-Coronavirus Office Landscape on safely returning to facilities. The science is clear: the indoor environment has a major influence over people’s ability to think and solve problems. Dr. Allen argues that "the costs for a healthy building are downright trivial when you account for the human health benefits—both in terms of health and productivity."