COVID-19 and Buildings
As the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and policymakers grapple with the health and economic consequences, the building sector has an important role to play in keeping building occupants safe and driving economic recovery once the pandemic passes.
BuildingAction was formed to create a broad network of stakeholders in the building community and ensure that the transformation of buildings plays a central role in major policy debates. Right now, there is no more critical policy goal than addressing the health and economic consequences of COVID-19.
We are conducting a survey of common-sense and quickly deployable policy ideas, initiatives and tools to put the building sector to work improving the safety and health of the buildings where first responders, essential personnel and at risk populations work on the front lines of this fight.
To share examples of ways in which the building sector can help address COVID-19, please email us.
Transforming America's Buildings to Drive the Recovery
April 20, 2020
Buildings that save energy and keep people healthy are not only good for the environment - they create jobs and strengthen manufacturing.
As the world confronts the triple challenges of a pandemic, an economic crisis and a rapidly changing environment, the building sector can play a leading role in driving the recovery through better buildings.
Transforming America's Buildings brought together building sector leaders with representatives from the business and workforce communities to share the latest policy ideas to make our buildings healthier and more sustainable.
BuildingAction COVID-19 Building Recovery & Relief Webinar
BuildingAction held a webinar April 2 to explore policy ideas to help ensure a healthy built environment, both as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to spur long-term economic recovery.
Government Response to Coronavirus
CDC Coronavirus resource page
Small Business Relief Information
U.S. Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program information
Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources
Labor Department workplace resources
IRS tax resources
ExIm Bank resources
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