Can people open windows to get fresh air exchange?

Opening windows can provide additional ventilation in some spaces, and would be entirely appropriate in locations such as private offices or residence halls rooms. However, this practice in some cases can cause issues around temperature, humidity, airflow and safety, especially in buildings with laboratory spaces. Users and building managers will need to evaluate the effectiveness of opening windows and make sure that there are no significant unintended negative consequences when doing so.

Last Modified: 
April 23, 2021