Making Indoor Environments Healthier and More Productive
Knowing that most of us spend, according to research, between 80 to 90 percent of our time indoors, it doesn’t take much thought to conclude indoor environments have an enormous impact on our mental and physical wellbeing, and on our productivity. It’s quite reasonable to assume that most people would agree that the spaces we spend so much time in must be healthy and comfortable. So what can you do?
Filling the need for more guidance
While it’s true that some standards and regulations exist to guide property owners, specifiers, builders and employers, it is also true that such measures often fall short, not providing the extensive basis necessary to give us the healthy, productive indoor spaces we seek. That’s exactly where we come in.
We’ve carefully composed this Web site to provide comprehensive information vital to understanding how you can create truly healthy indoor environments. Its purpose is to clear up mysteries and misunderstandings, while putting many things in perspective relative to healthy, productive indoor environments. As a result, you can develop a solid understanding and knowledge base upon which you may act. The benefits are huge, including reduced illness, sick leave, fatigue, and discomfort, as well as far greater comfort, performance and overall wellbeing.
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Where you spend your time is where you impact your health. Healthy environments make you feel healthy and vigorous. Always!
Something for everybody
Sources of the information available here include experts, scientists and tradespeople dedicated to sustainable, healthy indoor living and working conditions. Their contributions include research, reports and other literature, as well as webinars, news, etc. We strive to keep the content balanced, so you will find depth, but simplicity, too. And there’s something for everybody, whether professional or consumer.
The project itself is a joint effort featuring contributors from across many different industries, including HVAC, indoor climate control, lighting, humidification, filtration and more. Participants all share a common focus, which is the good of humanity and the earth. And nothing satisfies us more than knowing we’re helping to create a healthy, sustainable future. Join us. Together, we can positively increase the wholesomeness of the indoor spaces we frequent.
Ready to learn more?
Take your pick. Just select one of the topics below and begin learning what you can do to improve the health of your indoor environment and the health of your body and mind!
Monitoring indoor climate pays big dividends
Prevention needs measurements
With filtration, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief
When it comes to food and drink, we are all selective. Taste guides us and for many, health determines our selection of what we chose to put into our bodies. But are you just as conscious of the air you breathe?
When buildings breathe well, we breathe well
There is just something about fresh air. No wonder, it’s the cure-all for most people. Feel tired? Need a break? Go outdoors and get some fresh air and bingo you’re invigorated. Everything seems easier, colleagues and family are friendlier, ideas you had long searched for suddenly fill your head. It’s so simple.
Temperature is one of the key determinants in how we experience indoor climate
When we describe the climate indoors, we usually speak of it in terms of temperature, saying it is too warm, too cool or just right.
Humidification: one of the best things you can do to the air you breathe
It’s cold outside, the heat is running non-stop. You want to feel cozy and snug. But instead, your eyes burn and your skin is dry and itchy, coughing is audible in the office and at home. What’s going on?
Invisible, but essential: the microbiome
Here's about the other fundamental dimension that has a great impact on our health: the microbiome.