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The report examines how buildings can protect and promote public health, providing recommendations for President Biden and policymakers on three components of healthy buildings: indoor environmental quality, the importance of design in promoting health, and promoting knowledge transfer between building owners and public health officials.
"Ensuring that the spaces where we live and work are healthy and safe for continued occupancy is critical to overcoming the pandemic," said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, president and CEO of NIBS. "This is a fundamental pillar of public health and community resilience. The concept of healthy buildings goes well beyond continual sanitation of a building's indoor environment to eliminate pathogens."
The NIBS Consultative Council assembles high-level building community leaders to make collective recommendations directly to the President of the United States and policymakers to improve our nation's buildings and infrastructure.
Among the recommendations in the report include the following:
Visit the Consultative Council for more information or to read the full report.