Who Should Care About IAQ and Why

Who Should Care About IAQ and Why

Since we spend most of our time indoors compared to outdoors, the air we breathe whether at home, offices, schools or hospitals can increase the risk of health problems. There are several factors and sources of pollution that makes managing indoor air quality (IAQ) a challenge to real estate property managers and building engineers. Some of the pollutants are chemicals …

6 Reasons Poor Indoor Air Quality Could Cause Liability

The past few years has seen an upward trend in the number of lawsuits due to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). These cases can prove to be very expensive and sometimes might not be even covered by your general liability insurance policy. As people are spending more and more time indoors, they are increasingly aware of the issues associated with …

Blueprint of Creating a Healthy Building that Supports Your IAQ Goals

The Blueprint of Creating a Healthy Building that Supports Your IAQ Goals

Why is a healthy building important? A healthy building is one that ensures that the indoor environment and air quality are maintained to create a healthy productive environment for the buildings’ occupants. The business case for maintaining a healthy building is increasingly becoming popular. This is because many reports have been published to support the fact that health, wellbeing and …

How to communicate your health and wellness plan

Strategies to Communicate Your Health & Wellness Plans to Your Occupants

According a study conducted by US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), there is a huge risk associated with indoor air quality(IAQ) and our health. Exposure to radon, environmental smoke, thousands of chemicals and biological pollutants have shown that health risks associated with indoor air quality in buildings is substantial. They have also been known to contribute to asthma, cancer, developmental …

Using Fitwell and WELL Building for IAQ

How WELL Building Standards and Fitwel Ensure Indoor Air Quality

Alarming statistics has shown that polluted air is the leading environmental cause of premature mortality in the United States of America today. It therefore explains why ensuring quality air whether indoors or outdoors is vital to good health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) indoor air pollution is the cause of around 4.3 million deaths. “The risks from air pollution …

Ways to Gain ROI with IAQ Strategy with Senseware

Ways to Gain ROI by Implementing an IAQ Strategy

Importance of IAQ Today, there is an increased awareness of the co-relation between IAQ and health. Multiple scientific studies have published research that confirms that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can greatly affect individuals and, more broadly, the public health and national productivity. In a recent report, the Institute of Medicine concluded that “there is sufficient evidence of an association …

6 Questions to ask before settling on an indoor air quality monitoring device

6 Questions to Ask Before Settling on an Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Device or Sensor

Measuring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a necessity rather than a nice to have feature. It is essential that building owners and facility managers consider many questions before they select a particular device or sensor to measure the IAQ. Some of the salient questions include cost, easy of use, energy efficiency, IoT compatibility and additional functionality. Keeping these in …