“It’s business as usual” for a lot of people and businesses today as lockdowns are slowly being lifted and businesses are being allowed to open up, and that includes allowing buildings to open and accept employees and offices to work again. But with the pandemic still very much at large and no vaccine still available, landlords are concerned with what they can do to minimize the risk of conducting business as usual. Furthermore, the cost of maintaining might be a surprise for the owners.
According to a report made by a commercial real estate technology company: Enertiv, it said that to make a building viable for reopening, their ventilation systems needed to run normally and that they needed to be flushed routinely. And from the standpoint of a building operator, it means that the building must operate normally as if the building was in full occupancy, even if it isn’t.
Building owners all agree that from this point on, they can only really follow protocol, and not make rash decisions. Thus, it is by recommendation of their state’s respective Department of Health that has been advising building owners to clean and disinfect more often. Buildings and businesses need to step up with their social responsibility during these times. Cleaning, disinfecting, and even putting up signs for tenants, employees, and those conducting business in their buildings to be vigilant and reminding them proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing can already be a big help.