Mr. Tyler Smith

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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 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.

The Future of Indoor Air Quality: Leveraging Outcomes to Sustain a Focus on IAQ post-COVID

The airborne nature of COVID-19 is well-established. So are the infection risk mitigation strategies – including ventilation, air filtration, humidity control and disinfection – possible via HVAC and building management systems (BMS). However, the benefits of good indoor air quality (IAQ) extend well beyond infection risk mitigation. Those benefits include important health, wellness, and financial outcomes for building operators and their occupants, such as:
           - Improved cognition and productivity
           - Rental and lease premiums
           - Higher average standardized test scores
   Additionally, research into the linkage between good IAQ and health and wellness outcomes is accelerating in line with the general public’s understanding of IAQ and its value. Mr. Smith will address the science behind good air filtration and IAQ, review potential health and wellness outcomes associated with good IAQ and propose strategies to ensure a sustained focus on IAQ post-COVID.