SXSW 2023

What We Breathe: The Need for Better Indoor Air


There’s long been EPA warnings about “code red” bad air days outdoors, but nothing exists to help us know when our indoor air has been compromised in our workplaces, schools and the other places where we spend 90% of our time. Given that COVID-19 proved to be airborne, the focus on and concern about IAQ is valid and tools are available to help improve it from portable IAQ sensors to mobile apps. People want access to real-time air quality dashboard displays in the places they work, shop and receive care. Leaders from the Healthy Workplaces Coalition will lay out why it’s time to set new indoor air quality standards, help facility operators achieve them, and insist on better data visibility and more education about why what we breathe matters to our health, productivity and well-being.

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  1. Highlight current healthy indoor air standards and where critical updates need to be made in the interest of public health & safety.
  2. Discuss best practices, technologies and coalition partnerships that all help advance improved indoor air quality in 2023 & beyond.
  3. Deconstruct indoor air quality and how it impacts the well-being of people inside. COVID sparked more public awareness, but other risks exist.



Jon Stone, Vice President, Finn Partners

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Climate Change
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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