UNICEF and WHO cite research that shows young lungs are particularly susceptible to air pollution; exposure in childhood can lead to permanent respiratory health issues such as asthma and lung cancer.
As a result, organizations such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the British Lung Foundation have issued guidance to schools in an effort to raise awareness of the risks and to recommend ways to manage the problem.
According to Healthy Buildings, tracking nine building Health Performance Indicators (HPIs) with smart technology can boost a company’s performance and create economic value.
The nine elements of a healthy building:
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Dust (Particulate Matter)
- Lighting (Lux)
- Moisture (Humidity),
- Noise (Decibels)
- Safety and Security (CO2/Fire Alarm)
- Thermal Health (EMF/Temp)
- Ventilation (Air Flow)
- Water Quality
Scientists estimate that there are 80,000 chemicals in international commerce today, with only 3 percent having been evaluated for health impacts.
Studies show that indoor air quality emerged as a major driver for returns on investments.
A one percent impact on productivity is significantly bigger than energy savings and is achievable by investing in proper management of your indoor air in your workspaces.