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Why COVID-19 Raises The Stakes For Healthy Buildings

With the current state of affairs surrounding COVID-19 over-all healthy building design has become more important than ever before. Even before the pandemic struck, there were plenty of reasons to be concerned about air quality and ventilation in the buildings where we live and work. After all, healthier indoor environments don’t just keep us from getting sick—they also enhance cognitive performance. With this trend towards healthier building only projected to increase, the initial costs are far outweighed by the many benefits.

IES Explains Germicidal UltraViolet in Simplified Format

The Illuminating Engineering Society website offers a simplified way to quickly see the frequently asked questions contained in the IES Photobiology Committee's Committee Report CR-2-20-V1: Germicidal UltraViolet. The full report, which contains supporting information on this topic as well as an introductory video, also is available on the site. The FAQs presented were vetted through the ANSI-approved standards development process through a consensus of volunteers representing varied viewpoints and interests.