Johnson Controls Report Highlights Air Quality Issues
2020 edition strong on COVID concerns, filtration and ventilation
Johnson Controls has published the 2020 edition of its Energy Efficiency Indicator, an industry-wide survey of energy and facility management executives.
While the report's findings are broadly in line with those of previous years, it is interesting to note how the impact of COVID19 has led to an increased focus on health issues in buildings management... especially those relating to air quality.
Fully 79 per cent of respondents had already increased or were planning to increase air filtration, three-quarters had installed or were planning to install an air treatment system, and 72 per cent had already or were planning to increase outdoor air ventilation rates.
Clay Nesler, Johnson's VP of global energy and sustainability, commented: "Though the pandemic has altered how people are investing in their buildings, occupant health and energy efficiency continue to be top of mind and we anticipate these investments will be a priority in 2021 as more people return to shared spaces."
Download a summary of the survey here.