Good IAQ can improve a student’s overall academic performance.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a topic of interest for many facilities, including schools. IAQ can impact a few different things, such as the health and comfort of students. However, could it also impact their academic performance? The short answer is yes, though the longer answer is a bit more detailed.
In this video, FacilitiesNet interviews Dan Boggio, the founder and executive chairman of PBK Architects, about the various effects IAQ can have on students. One key benefit of good IAQ to students is improved health, which plays a role in them being more awake and alert throughout the school day. Thus, it will allow students to pay more attention to and learn more from their studies. In addition, monitoring IAQ in schools and providing that data to students can help them feel confident in their facilities. Meaning that they know the establishment they are attending cares about their health and well-being. In turn, this all plays into an overall improved performance for the students academically.