Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: July 20 - July 24

SOURCE: International WELL Building Institute


With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

IWBI webcasts

July 23 at 12:00pm ET: Keeping COVID-19 out of the classroom

Join us for a webcast discussion with assistant professor of exposure and assessment science and Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Joseph G. Allen and IWBI President, Rachel Gutter, founder and former director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, about strategies schools can leverage to reinforce a culture of health, safety and shared responsibility in and out of the classroom.

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Other webcasts

July 22 at 12:30pm ET: Reopening the nation’s workplaces
Analyzing the short and long-term changes in today’s office culture. The webcast will discuss:

  • Is anywhere in the U.S. actually ready for a return to the office? Has the spike in cases in places like Florida, Texas and California reset timelines for a return?

  • Has the pandemic shifted owners’ and developers' focus back to suburban offices?

  • What sanitation methods and social distancing protocols will help tenants feel comfortable returning to the workplace? Which of these protocols will last in the long term?

  • What amenities will office tenants desire more - and which may fall out of fashion?

  • When a vaccine arrives, what lessons will office owners take with them?

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July 23 at 11:30am ET: Sustainability and Wellness
How buildings impact our health. The webcast will discuss:

  • How difficult is it to renovate existing buildings to create a healthier environment for workers?

  • Have office owners seen a spike in demand for healthier space since March?

  • Can any technology help to make up for the issues in sustainability that this pandemic has brought on? 

  • Constructing a sustainable building tends to be more costly, but the upside is that owners will eventually see energy and efficiency savings. How long does it typically take to see those benefits?

  • How has the coronavirus impacted building sustainability? 

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