The growing social awareness around air quality means that we must rethink the design of spaces; this is why a home should be more than a property or a space where the family lives in a healthy environment. Health and well-being become essential factors to be taken into account in the design and development of real estate assets.
The growing social awareness around air quality means that we must rethink the way in which spaces are designed; this is why a home must be more than a building or a space where families live in a healthy environment. Health and well-being become essential factors to be taken into account in the design and development of real estate assets.
When it comes to selling real estate assets, improving indoor air quality is a key differentiating element.
We spend 90% of our time inside buildings (mostly at home) and this gives rise to many chronic health problems resulting from the construction features of the property and the environment in which it is located.
All developed countries are currently seeing an increase in respiratory diseases and infections, and Spain is no exception.
Considering that these conditions are often not diagnosed, some estimate that more than 60% of the population is affected by respiratory diseases without taking children into account. For Spanish people, health is the most important concern above family and professional stability. This is a view shared by other European countries, the US and Canada.
And filtration is key to ensuring air quality inside buildings.
Traditional ventilation methods based on opening windows from time to time is not an appropriate solution because pollutants continue to enter from outdoors if not properly filtered.
Having a good filtration system inside the home makes it possible for outdoor air to be purified, which means that indoor air is constantly being changed and a high percentage of indoor pollutants are diluted.
In Spain, an extensive group of consumers take either their own health or that of their children into account when making a purchase such as when renting or buying a house.
There is a clear difference between real estate development that highlights the importance of health and sustainability and other properties in which indoor air quality is not an important factor.