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Leveraging Sustainable Technologies to Maintain Healthy Building Environments

Updated: May 8, 2023

Over the last decade, major advances in sustainable building design and technologies have been developed. Building electrification, for example, and net-zero energy and carbon-neutral building performance goals are quickly becoming a near standard for high performance buildings and their owner’s strategic building goals.

More recently, however, the COVID pandemic has disrupted these efforts, causing many building owners to make abrupt changes—particularly to ventilation systems—that may not align with long term energy efficiency and sustainability goals. These recent events now call for more creative solutions to achieve long-term sustainability.

This guide focuses on the technologies, building control strategies, and systems that provide both sustainable and healthy building environments under any operating conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify building systems and control strategies for maintaining healthy and sustainable environments under various conditions.

  • Quantify the energy impact associated with various air filtration methods to reduce airborne contaminant transmission.

  • Identify building system retrofits that reduce building energy costs.

  • Identify and address current challenges with building electrification.


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