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CEO, AirRated, United Kingdom
Francesca Brady is CEO at AirRated, which provides certification for indoor air quality to evaluate the health of indoor environments. Francesca can talk about healthy buildings, the importance of, and best practices around, air quality, and what role technology can play in improving wellbeing in the built environment.
Francesca holds a Masters degree in Environmental Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. During her degree, Francesca became passionate about the topic of indoor air quality (IAQ) which has largely been ignored:
“So much emphasis is dedicated to outdoor air quality, yet we have overlooked the spaces where we work and live and spend 90% of our lives.”
Subsequently, in 2019, Francesca joined AirRated to further channel her knowledge and generate awareness of the effects of IAQ on the health, well-being, and productivity of people. As Head of Environmental Research, she contributed to the development of the AirScore – a tangible and quantifiable building certification which aims to set the global benchmark for indoor air quality by communicating the health of indoor environments. The goal of the AirScore being to educate and advise people about healthy buildings and promote best practices.
Within her first 12 months at AirRated, Francesca was fast-tracked to the position of CEO and is continuously keen to educate others on the importance and value of good indoor air quality across the built environment. She is a frequent speaker at events at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, local schools and is currently an active member of the IWBI’s Taskforce for COVID-19.
“In the near future, I hope to see legislation come into effect to ensure that healthy indoor environments are mandatory and not just ‘nice to have’.”