Exploring the Importance and Impacts of Indoor Air Quality Testing & Monitoring
The following range of parameters are tracked in real time, with air provision to monitored spaces being automatically controlled. We mitigate risks to occupants and ensure appropriate working environments:
- Temperature: adverse ambient temperature can impact performance, health and attendance
- Humidity: inappropriate humidity levels can negatively impact occupant wellbeing and overburden HVAC systems
- CO2: elevated CO2 levels impair occupant focus and productivity
- VOCs: chemicals found in fixtures and fittings which volatilise into air volumes can cause respiratory irritation
- PM2.5: particulate matter suspended in air volumes can trigger issues such as asthma and allergies
- Ambient Light: poor lux levels can cause eye strain and negatively impact productivity and focus
- Ambient Noise: excessive levels of ambient noise can hinder occupants’ ability to concentrate, especially in open-plan space
In addition to automatic control, access to a live dashboard which tracks real-time internal air quality conditions is provided – thereby allowing ongoing ‘human’ interaction and condition checking, as appropriate.
Health & Wellbeing
Internal Air Quality is fast becoming a key metric of building usability and quality – keeping people safe, healthy and productive.
For many years, sustainability leaders across the built environment have strongly advocated the benefits that optimal internal air quality parameters (beyond those simply required under prevailing Building Regulations), achieved through appropriate monitoring and control, can bring to businesses – including improved productivity, reduced sick days, and improved staff morale.
Furthermore, this recognition has been formally codified in pre-eminent global built environment sustainability and ‘green building’ assessment methodologies such as BREEAM, LEED and the WELL Standard.
Now more than ever investors, occupiers and managers must continue to maximise their return on investment and control the costs involved in operating their property assets; whilst providing indoor air quality solutions and strategies that promote the health and wellbeing of occupants alongside sustainability performance.
ETS has the expertise to assist you with these issues – deploying advanced sensor solutions which are integrated with key building systems to control a range of parameters and optimise internal conditions.
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