workers say that air quality is what they care about most in the workplace.
There are several steps that building owners and managers can take to improve
air quality. Three of the most effective ways to do so while minimizing energy
usage and expenditures include:
1. Outside airflow measurement and
does this matter? It ensures that the required minimum outside airflow rates
are being met to maintain air quality while not bringing in excessive air that
would need unnecessary heating or cooling. Calibrate your sensors and ensure
the readings match the Building Management System.
2. Retro-commissioning of existing
does this matter? Verifying
that all systems are operating as designed will provide optimum efficiency.
3. Review of preventative maintenance
programs and practices to maximize indoor air quality
does this matter? Regular filter replacement, equipment, and system cleaning
and maintenance can help ensure ventilation systems are operating at optimal
performance levels. Validate maintenance programs and ensure they are
comprehensive without being excessive or wasteful. Review options for more
effective filters to maximize air quality.
Building owners and managers can also develop preventative indoor air quality management programs following guidance by EPA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)!
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