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3/27/21

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WHO Issues New COVID-19 Recommendations Following Petitions from AEC Professionals

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Source: Architect Magazine

In August 2020, 680 built environment professionals from 51 countries petitioned the World Health Organization (WHO) to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19. On March 1, 2021, WHO did just that, issuing its Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19.

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“WHO had begun to integrate building-based solutions, but many of us in the buildings community felt much more guidance in this area was vital, if we were to drive more rapid uptake of best practices,” said Luke Leung, PE, LEED Fellow, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. “WHO had begun to integrate building-based solutions, but many of us in the buildings community felt much more guidance in this area was vital, if we were to drive more rapid uptake of best practices.”

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