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BSA/SCUP: Who Guarantees That Your Campus is Safe for Return?

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    1 LU/HSW AIA credit is available

Join us for the fourth in a series of webinars, Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus, jointly sponsored by SCUP’s North Atlantic Region, BSA, and their BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable focused on the impact of COVID-19 on campuses.

As we reopen campuses, offices, and stores, to whom do we listen for assurance that the physical environments are indeed reasonably safe? There is guidance, but there are no guarantees. However, it is possible to use objective measures – Health Performance Indicators – to gain and publish a level of confidence in the preparation of spaces and the activities of staff, students, and faculty. Harvard’s Joseph Allen and John Macomber will discuss their new book, “Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity” and in particular, what are best practices today as organizations think about prudent return.

Moderator: Donna Denio, Co-Chair BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable


Dr. Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor, TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Deputy Director, Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety & Health

John Macomber, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Harvard Business School, former Construction and Real Estate principal


The COVID-19 writings of Allen and Macomber have recently appeared in national publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the following outlets relevant to real estate and academia alike:

Forbes: Who Guarantees that Your Workplace is Safe for Return?

HBS Working Knowledge: Why COVID-19 Raises the Stakes for Healthy Buildings

Harvard Business Review: What Makes an Office [or academic] Building Healthy?

Urban Land: Tenants and Investors [and students and staff] Will Be Looking for Healthy Buildings