New interactive infographic: Ventilation matters

New interactive infographic: Ventilation matters

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.

The National Engineering Policy Centre have produced a new interactive infographic – Ventilation Matters – why clean air is vital to health – exploring why effective ventilation indoors is important for enabling the health and wellbeing of people.

Based on the NEPC’s infection resilient environments workstream, this interactive aims to support greater understanding of indoor air quality and steps that can be taken in different settings to improve indoor air.

The interactive infographic provides an accessible resource to engage public and professional audiences across building users, managers, and owners, and address key questions on – how buildings affect health, why ventilation matters to me, and how to improve ventilation.

Scroll through the story to discover considerations for ventilation and explore the interactive tool with actions and existing guidance, searchable by user or by types of ventilation facilities available, whether that is natural ventilation or mechanical systems!

In March 2020, the Academy and its partners in the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) were commissioned by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci to identify the interventions needed in the UK’s built environment and transport systems to reduce infection transmission.

The Academy in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have undertaken a two-phase programme of work on infection resilient environments. The programme set out to understand how to overcome the barriers to infection resilience.