Brian Baker and Jack McCarthy published in Facilities Management Journal – Gauging Building Health

Gauging Building Health

Brian Baker and Jack McCarthy

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how building owners, managers, and occupants think about buildings and their importance in supporting human health. Properly constructed and operated buildings can support health, well-being, productivity and can even serve as a place of refuge from the increasing occurrence of adverse environmental events such as smoke from wildfires, or exposures to viral particles such as COVID-19. Although we can recognize the many benefits associated with a healthy building (we use the term “healthy building” to connote meeting specific operational parameters consistent with best practices), this can also leave many building owners and facility managers with a hefty challenge: setting a standard definition for a healthy building that is also recognized by occupants.

Read the full article in Facilities Management Journal.