The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of ventilation to mitigate the transmission of respiratory disease.
Beyond COVID-19 there is growing awareness that exposure to pollutants in indoor environments has a substantial impact on health, productivity and performance. We need to learn the lessons of the pandemic and build better after COVID-19 for the health of future generations. The focus of the meeting was to consider what is needed at a strategic level to make effective change to improve indoor environments in buildings. We explored the practical challenges and opportunities for understanding and mitigating poor ventilation in the most cost-effective ways.