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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 17, 2020

Santa Fe becomes the second city in the world to achieve LEED v4.1 and the megacity is dead.

June 17, 2020 |

1. New facility in California homes in on behavioral health (BD+C)
"During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, it became clear rather quickly that the healthcare system in the U.S. wasn’t flexible enough to handle the surge in patient capacity brought on by the spread of COVID-19. As hospitals and other medical facilities rethink their operations, future-ready patient services are likely to be more common."

2. Guiding changes in the workplace: Past, present, and future (HGA)
"Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are managing sudden change as they assess the impact on workplace design and how people use spaces."

3. Santa Fe is second city in the world to achieve LEED v4.1 Gold (BD+C)
"There are more than 100 LEED-certified cities and communities, but these were achieved under earlier versions of LEED."

4. The megacity is dead. Long live the megacity (Bloomberg) 
"The coronavirus has drained the appeal of living in Asia’s densely packed metro areas. But reverse migration is easier said than done."

5. New health guidelines burdensome and costly, kilroy exec says (Bisnow)
"Emerging health guidelines and tenant requests are often stressing landlords' wallets and sustainability goals, a commercial real estate executive said last week."

6. Density Has Taken 'A Complete U-Turn,' Boston Properties VP Says (Bisnow)
"Dense floor plans, from what we're hearing in the marketplace, have done an absolute U-turn," Boston Properties Vice President of Engineering Danny Murtagh said during Bisnow's Sustainability In Bay Area Design and Development webinar Thursday afternoon."





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