As we begin to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic in our cities and neighborhoods, we will need to transition back to working in buildings. This transition presents its own challenges in how to safely reopen and operate these buildings while working to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 among building occupants. Thankfully, there are many resources available that deal specifically with this challenge. Below is a list we have compiled of available resources provided by a variety of government, industry, and sustainability based organizations who specialize in building operations, general public safety and occupant wellness.
This is a living document, we will continue to update it with new and relevant information as it becomes available.
American Institute of Architects (AIA):
The Re-occupancy Assessment Tool V2.0 provides a framework of strategies to safely reopen buildings and businesses, view here.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE):
ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols, view here.
Center for Active Design:
5 Ways to Optimize Buildings for COVID-19 Prevention, view here.
National Air Filtration Association (NAFA):
NAFA has compiled COVID-19 and Building Air Filtration FAQs, view here.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA):
This AIHA has created their own Coronavirus Outbreak Resource Center, view here.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC):
The USGBC has created their own COVID-19 dedicated resources page, and they have also launched four new LEED Pilot Credits to help building teams provide healthy spaces, and to assist with re-entry. View all of these resources and pilot credits, here.
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI):
In their ongoing response to industry demand, Fitwel has guidance on COVID-19 and maintaining occupant wellness, view here.
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings, view here.
Workplace Re-opening Decision Tool, view here.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
View their general resources page here.
Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use, view here.