Missed The White House Summit on Indoor Air Quality? Here are our top 5 takeaways.
1. Air quality and public health
Indoor air quality is crucial to public health. Just the same as we all deserve clean drinking water, indoor air quality needs to be prioritized and equitable, everyone deserves access to healthy air.
2. Air quality and virus transmission
Poor indoor air quality is the main cause of transmission of respiratory pathogens (viruses and bacteria). A building's virus risk increases the worse the air quality inside.
3. Good air quality improves performance
Cognitive ability is intrinsically linked to air quality. Improving CO2 levels is especially important to schools and workplaces in improving academic and business performance as well as general wellbeing.
4. Air quality solutions can save energy and money
Buildings consume 40% of the world’s energy and in some places up to 70%. Indoor air quality can be used for demand-based heating, cooling, and ventilation. Indoor air quality solutions exist to help you deliver healthy air when and where it's needed.
5. Monitor your indoor air
It all starts with indoor air quality monitoring, for schools and commercial buildings.
Interested in learning more about Indoor air quality or taking the first step in the EPA Clean Air in Buildings Challenge?
Watch the full summit recording below or read more on whitehouse.gov