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Virus Will Change Workspaces — And Their Emissions

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Corporate Sustainability

Major corporations are rethinking their office space needs in light of the novel coronavirus—decisions that could have lasting consequences for people and the planet.

What the white-collar world looks like on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic will be shaped by how long the crisis lasts, with some companies eager to get workers back to redesigned offices and others using the pandemic to overhaul their approach to collaborative workspaces, according to real estate and sustainability experts.

But two things are already certain, they say: Offices have to change, and there will be fewer of them. While that could seem like a plus for corporate sustainability efforts, it will make tracking those pledges more difficult.