Project: Built Environment Transmission Suppression


Our physical environments – from airports to childcare centers, factories, and schools – play a major role in the spread of pathogens. But there are many fundamental open questions about indoor transmission that leave us vulnerable to new pandemics: In which specific built environments do highly contagious diseases currently spread most easily? Which nascent technologies show the most promise for reducing indoor pathogen transmission? What upgrades are most feasible in the places where they’d make the biggest difference?

Our Built Environment Transmission Suppression (BETS) project explores these questions in depth. We’re currently evaluating a wide range of technologies and interventions that have the potential to significantly reduce indoor pathogen transmission and developing models to understand which specific environments bear the greatest burden of transmission. Once these results are in, we’ll publish our investigations and write a strategic roadmap for how interested stakeholders can help accelerate the most promising solutions.

We invite anyone with interest in our findings or possible collaboration to contact us at

Associated Projects


Our upcoming far-UVC blueprint tackles the promise and complexities of using far-UVC to clean the air of infectious pathogens.
view project