Episode 210: Breathing Easy: The Connection Between Air Quality and Healthy Buildings

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Jeremy Goldman is the author of Going Social and Getting to Like, a former Inc. columnist, and the founder of digital consultancy Firebrand Group. In addition to FUTUREPROOF. he serves as the Director of Marketing & Commerce Briefings at Insider Intelligence.

Many of us didn’t think all that much about air quality until the pandemic hit. And then post-pandemic, we wanted to go back to *not* thinking about air quality anymore. But then last week, on account of the Canadian wildfires, the air quality got so awful in New York, it made Jeremy realize how there’s no getting around it: the air we breathe is inexorably tied to our health.

To learn more about that subject, we wanted to turn to Tyler Smith. He’s Vice President, Healthy Buildings at Johnson Controls, a world leader in smart buildings.  Tyler has spent over 18 years with Johnson Controls in various roles, making him just the person to speak to about this important topic. 

We talk to Tyler about the concept of Healthy Buildings and why they’re so important for sustainability, how having good air quality inside a building actually impacts the well being and productivity of people using them, and how sensors might actually allow us to detect the next pandemic before it happens. we learned a lot and are sure you will too, so let’s jump right in!

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