As designers of schools, multi-family housing and health facilities, we are increasingly mindful of lessons we are learning from the Covid-19 pandemic about healthy building environments.
A recent AIA article, “What can Covid-19 teach us about climate change? Experts weigh in” identifies some preliminary lessons to consider:
- Health threats and climate change share common roots
- Dramatic progress is possible
- Early action is key, even if it seems like overreaction
- Collective action works
During this trying time for the world, looking at the parallels between the pandemic crisis and the climate crisis could even be instructive. What do you think?