The importance of indoor air quality
In educational settings such as schools and universities, the introduction of ventilation
has significantly improved attention span, study focus and academic performance. Research revealed that computerised tasks performed by over 200 students resulted in faster and more accurate responses in relation to memory, vigilance, and word recognition when higher ventilation rates were provided (Bakó-Birób, 2011). The introduction of fresh air coupled with a reduction in carbon dioxide levels creates a pleasant and enjoyable environment in any commercial building.
World-leading research highlights a need for fresh indoor air
It is not only learning environments that are benefitting from the introduction of ventilation. World-renowned Professor at Queensland University of Technology Lidia Morawska
considers ventilation critical to improving the general health and well-being of people. The implementation of ventilation into building design reduces exposure to unwanted toxins, chemicals, and fumes.