COVID-19 and Public Health. Managing buildings for safe working and learning environments after reopening.

May 14, 2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST  |  Watch recorded session 

Led by John Spengler and Joe Allen from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Without a vaccine or effective treatment, stopping transmission remains the most effective defense against COVID-19. As cities and states are starting to lift stay-at-home orders to reopen the economy; the management of buildings’ indoor environments becomes ground zero to prevent transmission. We plan for an interactive session to discuss the following: How does the COVID-19 pandemic will change how we operate and manage buildings? 

Slides from J.Spengler & J.Allen


More information:

1. For Health Healthy Buildings:

2. What Makes an Office Building “Healthy” by Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber, HBR, April 29, 2020

3. Allen, J., & Macomber, J. (2020). Healthy Buildings. How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. Harvard University Press.

4. National Research Council. (2007). “Building Characteristics and the Spread of Infectious Diseases” in Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. National Academies Press.

5. Spengler, J., Samet, J., & J.McCarthy (2001). Indoor air quality handbook. McGraw-Hill.

6. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2013). Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft.The National Academies Press.

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