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 …

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 …

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Smart Buildings to Promote Wellness: Engineering Public Health

By Megan Bozman In addition to being a technology writer, I happen to be a fitness instructor, certified by the American Council on Exercise since 2000. I keep up with the latest fitness research out of necessity to maintain my certification, but also because it interests me. The fact that a sedentary lifestyle, like smoking, is profoundly damaging to our …

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6 Scary Things You Need to Know about Indoor Air Quality

For many of us, the end of October means apple cider, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. But this year, the most frightening thing that fall has brought is not Halloween – it is the dramatically worsened air quality after several months of sustained wildfires. The continuing wildfires in California have sparked widespread concern about air quality in general, and Indoor Air …

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Everything You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

People see smog, receive air quality advisories from the weather report and smell car exhaust in crowded cities. They know that air pollution is bad, but they may not know about indoor air quality and how much of an impact it has on their lives. Facility managers that want to create a comfortable and healthy business environment for all staff …

Smart Buildings Evolve to Smart Offices and Enhance the Human Experience

By Megan Bozman My longtime business mentor likes to say I’m a plant that requires sunshine for photosynthesis. While this isn’t literally true, of course, I feel best when I’m in view of natural light. I also prefer a quiet environment for work and studying, and still have fond memories of this gorgeous old library at my alma mater, Lehigh …