Fagerhult co-founds Healthy Indoors Alliance

(Europe) – Fagerhult, alongside Camfil, Condair and Swegon, has established the Healthy Indoors Alliance, a joint initiative to improve the healthfulness, productivity and comfort of people in commercial, public and residential buildings.

The alliance was formed out of a joint ambition to raise awareness around the vital importance of a healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

In a joint statement, the Alliance said: “Today, we spend 90% of our time indoors, at work, play and home. For this reason, it’s high time we take a serious look at our indoor environments, in order to understand their effects on our wellbeing and productivity, and to make beneficiary changes where necessary.

“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 solid basis necessary to create the healthy, productive indoor spaces we need.

“We find that despite vast scientific evidence, both businesses and consumers know very little about the tremendous impact the indoor climate has on our health and productivity.”

The initiative currently features contributors from businesses within lighting, ventilation, indoor climate control, humidification and filtration. The ambition is to address the public, developers, trades, professionals, industry, science and government institutions with the aim to educate, inform and raise awareness.

The Healthy Indoors Alliance website features comprehensive information vital to understanding how to create sustainable, healthy indoor environments. It clears up questions and misunderstandings and provides guidance for practical actions. Benefits include reduced illness, sick leave and fatigue, as well as generating greater comfort and overall wellbeing.

“The Heathy Indoors Alliance wants to drive change and make it easy for everyone to take action to improve the indoor spaces in which we spend so much of our time,” the group added.