FOCUS ON HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
The Health and Wellness of building occupants have become a key value proposition over the last few years. It is extremely important to manage energy usage to reduce operational costs, but a significantly greater value can be attained by increasing the productivity of building occupants. Improved occupant health drives higher engagement and greater productivity.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) – A KEY TO OCCUPANT HEALTH
One of the primary contributors to occupant health is indoor air quality. The quality of indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in urban areas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked poor indoor air quality among the worst dangers facing the public.
Poor indoor air quality creates health issues, like:
- Physical irritations
- Concentration Issues
CONTRIBUTORS TO POOR IAQ
There are a few key contributors to poor indoor air quality.
- Poor Ventilation
- Biological contaminants like mold, bacteria, and viruses
- Other contaminants from sources like exhaust, VOCs, etc.
IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Improving Indoor air quality starts with addressing the problems contributing to the poor quality. Many of the contributing factors can be eliminated, or significantly minimized, by prioritizing HVAC preventive maintenance in the facility.
Proper ventilation reduces the contaminants present in the air. HVAC Preventive Maintenance will focus on improving ventilation throughout a building.
Properly conditioned air reduces the likelihood that biological contaminants will have an environment in which to spread. HVAC Preventive Maintenance addresses temperature and humidity levels to reduce biological contaminants.
BETTER AIR SOURCE BALANCE
Proactively balancing indoor and outdoor air can reduce the presence of other contaminants in the air which negatively impact occupant health. Preventive Maintenance helps better manage the source of air in the building by adjusting based on condition needs.
CM3 Building Solutions’ maintenance services team is focused on maintaining optimal indoor air quality in every building we support. Our team of service personnel is ready to address your IAQ needs and provide solutions to improve the health, wellbeing, and productivity of your building occupants.
Contact CM3 today to discuss how we can help you achieve your IAQ goals.