Many people are rightly concerned with outdoor air quality. Breathing in the thick smog in early 20th-century in London is not something anyone wants to go back to. What many people don’t realize is that although air quality has improved over time, it is still critically important that we don’t forget the spaces we live and work in.
Indoor air quality is just as important for us on a practical level, but we often assume that if the AC is running the air is being purified. Unless an HVAC system is set up and maintained properly, indoor air quality can become a major problem.
These problems can take a few forms. First, over time, employees can get sick. If the air is filled with allergens, dust, mold, or worse, the likelihood of people getting sick is dramatically higher. This is a problem on its own, but it also has consequences for businesses. If employees are forced to take more sick days, your organization’s productivity could drop.
If your employees aren’t getting sick but they are sneezing constantly at their desks or feeling lethargic, their motivation will inevitably take a major hit. A happy, alert workforce is a productive workforce, and improving the air inside your facility can make a massive difference.
All of this being said, there are a number of steps you can take to eliminate indoor air quality issues. These steps are important not only for your staff’s health and productivity but also to comply with indoor air quality standards for office buildings and other facilities.
Below are three approaches you can take to fit within regulatory indoor air quality parameters.