“Good IAQ in schools can lead to better performance, attendance and health for students.”
In this video, FacilitiesNet interviews Dan Boggio, the founder and executive chairman of PBK Architects reviews the data connecting clean air to improved academic performance. Houston-based PBK is an engineering and architectural firm with significant experience in K-12 through higher-ed. The firm’s 850 professionals span 25 U.S. offices and have completed over 18,000 projects.
According to Boggio, 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.
FacilitiesNet interviews Dan Boggio, the founder and executive chairman of PBK Architects, about the various effects IAQ can have on students.
“Good IAQ can improve a student’s overall academic performance”
Jeff Wardon, Jr., Assistant Editor, Facilites Net
- As Indoor Air Quality improves so do grades and attendance
- Monitoring IAQ means quick response to changes in particulates, TVOCs (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), CO2, O2, etc.