Our changing world is reshaping life indoors

The construction, maintenance and life-long performance of indoor spaces have a huge impact on our health, environment and quality of living. In fact, with the average human spending up to 90% of their time indoors, our interaction with the world is filtered through the buildings that surround us and the technology that shapes them.

Ventilation is an integral element of these systems and plays a crucial role in both protecting us from the pollutants in our atmosphere and reducing the emissions that originally contribute to them. Our purpose is closely focused on addressing these challenges and informs our culture, strategy and future growth of our business. Read about how our
business model creates long-term value for our stakeholders.

Our purpose responds to these global trends

Energy use for electricity, heat and transportation accounts for the single largest share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around the world. Building, heating, insulating and powering homes has a particularly large environmental impact, making it tremendously important that we find more sustainable solutions for life indoors. In airtight buildings, ventilation has a crucial role to play in addressing this challenge.

20%

around 20% of our emissions come from our homes

Climate change and air pollution present a severe public health crisis for countries around the world. These pollutants spread indoors where humans spend on average 90% of their lives and can be massively detrimental for both our near-term quality of life and our long-term health. COVID-19 puts even greater emphasis on the importance of good indoor air quality.

2–5x

as many air pollutants are indoors rather than outside, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research

 

With COVID-19 and bush fires affecting some of our markets in 2020, we have seen increasing consumer awareness of the importance of indoor air quality and its impact on health. This awareness is driving demand for smarter, more feature-rich products that help protect the health of our customers through both our new build project specification channels and our retail channels servicing refurbishment and renovation where we have been increasing our propositions on filtration and ionisation.