March 2, 2022
If indoor air quality (IAQ) wasn’t on our minds before the pandemic, it is now. We have a heightened awareness of the factors that contribute to the spread of airborne diseases, such as COVID-19. Looking ahead to the health and wellness trends in homes and offices, it is clear that we cannot ignore the invisible. The quality of the air we breathe not only affects virus transmission, but can also pose both short- and long-term health risks if not monitored.
In fact, a recent survey by Honeywell found that 72% of office workers are concerned about the air quality in their buildings. They want regular updates on the quality of their building’s air. Some of those people would even consider leaving their job if their employer doesn’t take steps to create a healthier indoor environment. While this should come at no surprise since employees are reexamining where they want to live and work, it is eye-opening for leaders. The status quo will not do. There is an urgent call for investing in clean indoor air today.
We asked our Awair product experts for trends in IAQ in 2022. Here’s the short list:
Awareness of indoor air quality at home and in the office is rising to a new level. With changes to our living habits along with evolving environmental conditions, we want to see what’s in the air we breathe because we are nothing without our health. Monitoring the air is the first step in understanding the activities that contribute to IAQ anywhere we spend time indoors.
Realcomm, a worldwide research and event company focusing on innovation, technology, and real estate, announced this year's recipients of its Digie Awards at this year's IBCon in Las Vegas.
Crowded classrooms, meetings in closed door conference rooms, working from your makeshift WFH office with poor ventilation - all of these scenarios can cause high CO2 and significant decreases in cognition and productivity.What is carbon dioxide?Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas that is measured in parts per million (ppm). A by-product of our metabolic process – we add CO2 into the air every time we exhale – it’s often used as an indicator of adequate building ventilation.
If there’s one lesson that employees and employers have learned over the last year, it’s to never take health for granted. One factor that continuously contributes to individuals' daily health and wellness is indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether at work or at home, IAQ can impact sleep patterns, productivity levels, and overall comfort.