Only a few years ago there was great focus on the energy efficiency of our spaces. When we talked about lighing control in the past, efficiency was one of the three topics of conversation. When we talked about air conditioning, we discussed SEER ratings and how much we could save by choosing one unit over another. Technology has pushed through it's ceiling again, and the topic of conversation has benefitted from it. Not that energy efficiency isn't still on our minds, but our focus as humans has shifted with great resolve towards Health and Wellness and some of us have even delved into Biophilia.
A variety of studies show that we spend between 85% and 95% of our time indoors or in a vehicle. Other studies indicate that constant exclusion from outdoor spaces can be closely corelated to illness, disease and even premature mortality. If we're confined to spending the majority of our time in our indoor spaces, the next question should be- what can we do to make our indoor spaces as healthy for us as the outdoor?