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Leveraging technology to achieve IAQ, wellness and decarbonization goals

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Join Tyler Smith, Executive Director – Healthy Buildings, Johnson Controls, as he addresses the multiple value propositions of smart buildings and how technology can be leveraged to ensure IAQ, wellness and decarbonization are an “and” proposition, not an “or” proposition.

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has solidified the value of well-managed indoor environments, including good indoor air quality (IAQ), for infection risk mitigation. However, there’s a general lack of understanding among building decision-makers on the additional wellness and financial outcomes well-managed IAQ can drive, such as:

> Improved cognition and productivity

> Rental and lease premiums

> Higher average standardized test scores

Additionally, many decision-makers see IAQ and decarbonization as a zero-sum game in which improvements in one area can be offset by improvements in the other. The reality is, however, that, thanks to recent advancements in smart, digitally-enabled buildings, it’s possible to optimize for all three outcomes.


1. Introduction

2. The science behind well-managed indoor environments

3. Unlocking wellness and financial outcomes with a focus on IAQ

4. What makes a building “smart”?

5. Leveraging smart, digitally-enabled buildings to deliver outcomes

6. What lies ahead?

Key Questions to Answer

  • Can building operational strategies be deployed to combat COVID help with future pandemics?

  • Is it possible to achieve IAQ and ESG goals, or is there a tradeoff?

  • What makes a building “smart”?

  • What other benefits of well-managed indoor environments exist beyond infection risk mitigation?

Speaker's Bio

Mr. Tyler Smith is Executive Director, Healthy Buildings at Johnson Controls. Tyler has spent over 16 years with Johnson Controls in roles focused on leveraging building management systems and HVAC equipment to drive important outcomes such as improvements in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. From 2018 to 2020 Tyler led Johnson Controls’ Critical Environments business unit, which designs and manufactures systems for critical spaces such as hospitals and laboratories. Since late 2020, Tyler has led Johnson Controls’ Healthy Buildings initiative with a focus on helping customers leverage productivity and financial outcomes associated with operating healthier buildings.


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