Healthy Buildings

Existing Buildings and Carbon Performance: Managing the Opportunities.
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Existing Buildings and Carbon Performance: Managing the Opportunities.

Much of the current discussion around net zero carbon tends to focus on new buildings. It involves questions of how to lower embodied carbon, incorporate new materials, integrate on-site renewables and so on. These issues are certainly important and need answers, but they can also obscure the importance of existing buildings.

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By Richard Francis

Updated: Future Health of Buildings
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Updated: Future Health of Buildings

The experience of COVID-19 has created two new and lasting requirements for buildings: 1. owners and occupiers need to provide an objectively safe indoor environment and 2. they must communicate trust and a sense of welcome to those coming through the doors.

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By Richard Francis