Two-hundred-thirty-nine scientists call on WHO and other bodies to recognize and mitigate COVID-19 airborne transmission. This could carry major implications for buildings.
Amazon did a rare deed for a corporate sponsor. It gave naming rights to a cause — Climate Pledge Arena — rather than brand. Shouldn’t that be celebrated?
Whether its known as electrolyzed water, ECA or hypochlorous acid, a non-toxic disinfectant is getting a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic
Toxicologists and healthy building advocates are raising concerns about an overemphasis on disinfectants as a silver bullet in the fight against coronavirus in indoor spaces.
The push to reduce the embodied carbon from materials used in construction may finally be over-coming an enormous, longstanding hurdle.
Public health guidelines are downplaying the role that building systems should play in stemming the spread of COVID-19, many architects, engineers and scientists are warning.
Some are calling for green infrastructure spending to generate jobs. But projects that sound worthy can meet resistance when it’s time to break ground.
The air is getting cleaner as the world confronts COVID-19. But buildup of greenhouse gas pollution continues, and global temperatures are still rising.
Commercial real estate owners will make plenty of changes to their properties as buildings open over the next 12 months. One thing that’s unlikely to change: Their commitments to cutting carbon emissions.
Kate Simonen has been a leading voice for reducing embodied carbon in buildings for more than a decade.