People spend 90% of their time indoors.
Current building standards focus on aesthetics, energy and dramatic failures like fire and earthquakes … not on occupant health.
With no official health standard for buildings … how do you really know if your building supports human health?
Where are the medical professionals?
Dr. Taylor is a Physician from Harvard Medical School with a Masters in Architecture.
She discovered the importance of relative humidity in reducing hospital infections and improving patient outcomes.
Her current research focuses on:
B4H sees …
A building’s living ecosystem.
Complex interactions of indoor factors with microbial communities and human physiology.
Whether the building ecosystem promotes health or disease.
Three steps to see and optimize the
influence of buildings on human health
Continuously monitor and measure
Evaluate influence on occupant health through a medical lens
Report real-time conditions, recommend actions and measure response to remediation
Our sensors detect and measure ALL indoor air quality components necessary to understand the influence on human health.
We continuously monitor 11 medically-verified variables:
These constituents and their interactions have a quantifiable influence on the human body.
The sensors wirelessly transmit data to the B4H cloud for analysis and safe storage.
The Human Health Lens
We are guided by data from:
B4H distills knowledge from these areas of research into an advanced proprietary algorithm which evaluates the real-time influence of indoor air on occupant health.
The B4H.Dx Score
The resulting B4H.Dx score is a single number from 0 to 100.
A score of 50 and above indicates an environment that supports human health. Components of the score have been correlated with reduced risks of viral infection, respiratory and other diseases, and impaired cognition. Consequently, a high score reflects short and long-term health benefits.
A low B4H.Dx score will improve when suggested remediation actions are taken.
The B4H Dashboard lets you see your B4H.Dx score and its component parts in real-time, in the building overall and in its individual zones.
The B4H.Dx score and Dashboard offer tangible proof of your commitment to occupant well-being.
Occupants will feel a sense of confidence knowing that their health is being protected and nurtured every day.
The B4H.Dx score drives occupant confidence, knowing that their health is constantly considered in building decisions and actions.
Maintaining a good B4H.Dx score creates environments that protect occupants from conditions that are harmful to human health and productivity.
Actions that optimize the B4H.Dx score create indoor conditions that reduce fatigue, stress, allergies and other health problems, and enhance productivity.
The B4H platform supports quantifiable economic returns in every type of building.
Communicable respiratory illnesses cost business owners over $225 billion per year due to absenteeism, decreased worker satisfaction and diminished productivity.
Increase occupant function and productivity
Attract and retain tenant talent
Differentiate buildings in low occupancy, competitive markets
Poor indoor air quality reduces student grades by 3-7% and lowers the number of students performing in the highest categories of standardized testing in math and reading by 3-4%.
Enhance learning through improved concentration, memory, energy levels and motor skills
Improve test scores
Optimized indoor environments improve resident health, decreasing acute illnesses that require transfers to hospitals, supporting patient memory and balance, and decreasing mortality rates.
Improve resident health and function
Build brand equity via health content and education
Differentiate your brand with our proactive monitoring for health
Historically buildings have focused on shelter and comfort, then sustainability and energy efficiency.
B4H has created a new standard within the broader “healthy building” and “indoor air quality” space … based on human health.
B4H believes that occupant health should be the epicenter of all building decisions.