We spend almost 90% of our time indoors – homes, work places, offices, schools, shopping centres, and other facilities. Therefore, improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most efficient ways to enhance people’s health and well-being.
Finnish innovations towards better IAQ include HVAC systems, sensors, IAQ monitoring systems, different filter technologies, and even decontamination solutions. All of these technologies are needed to achieve good and healthy indoor air.
Because of COVID-19, filtration and purification technologies for bacteria and viruses play a critical role. The technologies are part of the daily operations in hospitals, but today they are needed in other environments as well. New Finnish innovations, e.g. portable decontamination units, ensure a bacteria- and virus-free environment.
The pandemic has also raised a lot of attention towards aerosol spreading inside buildings. There are currently different Finnish R&D groups working on this topic, and they are also interested in international cooperation.