Date: February 18, 2021
Improving a building’s impact on human cognition and health | Simon Turner – Founder of Building Cognition LLC
In this episode, Simon Turner shares the biggest changes he’s seen in the last thirty years, as he has worked to improve impact of buildings on human cognition and health.
Simon’s interest for the past 30 years has been the impact of buildings and their features on human cognition and health. He served as the CEO of Healthy Buildings International – a company he grew and sold after 32 years in the industry – as well as his current role as Building Cognition, where he helps CEOs and real estate executives find ways to make their buildings more productive.
Simon has credentials in LEED AP and WELL AP, holds an HND in Applied Biology from Nottingham City University, and was recently honored as a Life Member of the Building Owners and Managers Association.
- An overview of Simon’s background [1:00]
- How Simon got started in the indoor air quality industry [1:42]
- A history of how the awareness around this industry started [3:54]
- How the pandemic has affected the indoor air quality industry [8:30]
- Commercial Real Estate and how the industry is responding to the pandemic [11:45]
- Why ventilation is so important in mitigating risk [14:46]
- The dollars and cents of indoor air quality [20:07]
- How are building owners validating how well a building is ventilated [22:20]
- The implications of building indoor air quality for public health [24:55]
- Looking back at the last 30 years, what changes can we anticipate in the next 10 years [30:02]
- What resources Simon uses to stay up to speed in his own knowledge [33:30]
- How listeners can follow Simon [35:34]
- Simon’s company, Building Cognition
- Simon’s blog
- Simon’s LinkedIn Profile
- Wall Street Journal – Simon reads this every day, cover-to-cover