Indoor Air Quality
IAQ as Service
Why IAQ as service?
Indoor Air Quality is a term that refers to the quality of the air in an indoor space. The pollution levels in the indoor air can be up to five times higher than outdoor levels (usually up to 100 times higher), and people spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors.
It is an concern for any small or larger companies, building facility managers, and employees since it can affect employee productivity, affect business revenue, customer satisfaction, health, comfort, wellness, and maintenance costs.
What complications can impure air cause?
Regulating indoor air quality involves integrating three main strategies.
• Supervise the sources of pollutants
• Employing proper ventilation systems
• Installing the right filter and replacing it at regular intervals
Anything void of these practices will lead to the spreading of unpleasant odors, loss of building energy, equipment corrosion, poor worker productivity, poor indoor environment, business loss, and higher operating costs.
Challenges in Facility Management
The facility manager must be proactive at day-to-day tasks to ensure functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. Without a good preventive maintenance plan in place, you can expect to face an uncountable number of challenges such as:
• Assumption on investment cost
• Lack of clarity
• Time Management
Good indoor air quality in the building is also one of the key tasks for the facility managers. A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort, and a sense of health and wellbeing. Good indoor air quality management practices can make a big difference. It is also important to remember that any building, no matter how well operated, may experience phases of unacceptable indoor air quality due to lack of air filter maintenance, air filtration audit, deterioration of furnishings and equipment, etc.