As the COVID-19 pandemic drives increased focus on occupant health and wellness, the commercial building industry (largely including commercial office and multifamily buildings) is increasingly re-evaluating building operations, with specific attention to indoor environmental quality, maintenance, and cleaning strategies.

The focus on health and wellness in buildings, however, is not new: several rating systems including LEEDWELL Building StandardFitwel Standard, and RESET Standard, emphasize the importance of occupant health and wellness in both commercial and residential buildings. Building owners have found that their commitment to certifying under these rating systems can help increase productivity, cognitive function, and occupant satisfaction rates, and now provide greater comfort or ease for occupants returning to an office or spending more time in their residences. This tool guides building industry professionals through increasing indoor health while maintaining building efficiency.

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