This report, authored by Johnson Controls and released on January 30, 2023, addresses the importance of indoor air quality in schools and the threats posed by airborne infections.” The report highlights respiratory dangers due to volatile organic compounds, inorganic gases, contaminants from exhaled carbon dioxide, dust, and pollen. Benefits of improved air quality in schools include enhanced academic performance, better student attendance, improved cognitive function, and decreased respiratory symptoms. The proposed solution involves using smart building technologies to improve air quality, with Johnson Controls featured as a solution provider. The main takeaway is that improved indoor air quality offers significant health benefits for students and school staff.

Keywords: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Post-COVID-19, Indoor Air Quality

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