While the coronavirus pandemic has created a global pause, there is an unprecedented opportunity to reset and redefine best practices for how we build, operate and renovate buildings to tackle climate change.

The legacy business-as-usual approach to the construction and operations of commercial buildings contributes to about 40% of the global carbon footprint. Major investment in building resiliency projects will improve economics and help achieve climate goals, but under the less politicized lens of sustainability. Therefore, changing the storyline may be the key to gaining bipartisan support for the policy and financial incentives necessary to act immediately.​