Building on from the work in phase 1 and phase 2 of infection resilient environments, this work aims to support greater awareness on how buildings and indoor environments used every day can have an impact on public health. Focussing on the role of indoor air quality and ventilation, this interactive addresses key questions on why ventilation is important and what can be done to make a difference to improve ventilation.
Who is this for?
Effective ventilation indoors is important for enabling health and wellbeing of people, but risks are often ‘invisible’ until there is a problem. Better understanding across building users, managers, and owners, for managing indoor spaces will be vital to protect public health.
Different building types have different characteristics and uses, and so ventilation strategies will vary, but there are practical steps that can help to improve ventilation. This interactive highlights advice on
- How do buildings affect health?
- Why does ventilation matter to me?
- How to manage ventilation - what can I do as a building manager, user, or owner?
Using this interactive
Scroll through the story to explore considerations for ventilation and managing indoor environments. An interactive tool is also included to explore actions that can be taken, searchable by user or by types of ventilation facilities available, whether that is natural ventilation or mechanical systems. Resources with detailed guidance and information aimed at different audiences are linked for further exploration.