How tenants continue to press for greener commercial buildings, despite COVID-19

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Manhattan’s incandescent skyline is still dimmed, its office buildings emptied of workers. And Silicon Valley’s corporate campuses remain islanded, surrounded by seas of empty parking lots, as a nation of commuters continues to log in from home.

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered office life — and the commercial building sector — in ways few could have dreamt of even a year ago. Yet as companies begin to map out tentative plans for a post-pandemic return to cubicles, the emphasis on greening those buildings hasn’t receded.

If anything, industry leaders say, COVID-19 has intensified the urgency of making buildings more energy efficient and healthy for workers.

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