It’s easy to take the air in your building for granted until an issue arises that draws attention to it. Acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) is much more than providing a prescribed volume of outdoor air per person. Today’s building owners are concerned with maintaining and documenting IAQ, not only to avoid problems with condensate, building sickness or noise issues, but to promote a clean and healthy working environment.
Environmental Air believes that the design and installation of a quality heating and cooling system with appropriate IAQ products, along with proper building operation and maintenance, are the foundations of high quality indoor air. Temperature, humidity, particulate count, fresh air volume, circulation and odors are all variables of IAQ that we can monitor and control for your specific building’s needs, whether your building is a shopping mall, medical park, office park or restaurant — no matter the size!
The more you understand about the specific concerns facing your building, the more confident you’ll feel about your decision to improve its indoor air quality. Let Environmental Air perform a Complete Environmental IAQ Analysis to discover how you can improve your building’s indoor air quality.
Since the EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health, there is reason to be concerned.
There are many sources of indoor pollution, including, but not limited to:
The relative importance of any source depends on how much of the contaminant is present. In some cases, factors such as how old the source is and whether it is properly maintained are significant. For more information on IAQ, visit the EPA’s website.
Environmental Air is certified to diagnose and prescribe treatment for all types of indoor air pollution in your building. Contact us today to schedule your Complete Environmental IAQ Analysis
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
According to the EPA, the term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.
According to a 1984 World Health Organization (WHO) committee report, up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality concerns. Indicators of SBS include:
Biological contaminates and particulates are so small they cannot be seen by the human eye.
The following have been cited as contributing factors to SBS:
To find out if your building is suffering from sick building syndrome, contact Environmental Air today to schedule a Complete Environmental IAQ Analysis! To learn more about SBS, visit the EPA’s website.