Extending sustainability to human health: Redesigning green buildings How might the pandemic inform a new ‘green’ building code?

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Across the world, people have never spent as much time at home as they have during successive lockdowns. One of the outcomes of this greater engagement with residential spaces, according to Sumit Joshi, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India, is a growing realisation of the link between green buildings and health and, consequently, demand for more sustainable building products.

When a well-known commercial real-estate services firm surveyed 264 tenants in the Asia-Pacific over March and April on their industries’ response to the COVID-19 crisis, nearly half said it would lead to a stronger preference for buildings with wellness and environmental features, shares San