The air we breathe directly affects our health. Air pollution is a major cause of respiratory illness and cardiac conditions. Whether the result of dated, inefficient fossil fuel power systems, the result of poorly regulated industrial activity, or more broadly impacting phenomena such as desertification, poor air quality has social, economic and biophysical impacts in addition to its impact on human health.
It is established that these impacts come at great cost. Over and above the biophysical cost in ecological goods and services due to habitat destruction, it is clear that economies bear a heavy burden through increased health care costs and the loss of workforce productivity.
IRIS works with clients to mitigate and/or eliminate poor air quality, and works to develop new, cost-effective solutions to air quality management.