Building healthy workspace and cutting carbon footprint can go hand in hand

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an enclosed, air-conditioned environment was a hotbed for disease transmission. Some building developers installed air filters and germicidal irradiation systems to rid the air of any airborne pathogens. While achieving high indoor air quality, these systems are energy-intensive and inevitably increase the carbon footprint of these buildings.

Provost Chair Professor Sing Tien Foo from the Department of Real Estate under NUS Business School shares how strategies and systems to ensure health and safety in buildings should be implemented to prevent net increases in carbon footprints of office buildings.

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