Good germs make healthy buildings: Jessica Green

"The uncharted territory here is thinking about microbes in a new way…"

Microscopic organisms permeate our bodies and our buildings. While some of these microbes are detrimental to our health, others keep us alive. Jessica Green believes that we’re designing buildings to keep microbes out — regardless of whether they’re good or bad — and calls for a new breed of “interior groundskeepers.” (Filmed at TEDxPortland.)

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