The importance of fan coil unit maintenance together with regular ductwork cleaning cannot be stressed too highly when you consider that a failure to keep coils clean or simply replace air filters can increase operating costs by as much as 25%. That’s before you start to take in to account any reductions in heating or cooling performance, the inconvenience of increased breakdowns, higher reactive maintenance costs, and the impact on indoor air quality and the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
Managing formaldehyde’s impact on indoor air quality is important in both the workplace and at home. Research has shown that exposure to a number of volatile organic compounds including acetone, toluene and formaldehyde can affect the health and well-being of building occupants to varying degrees depending on several factors. This guide looks specifically at the use of formaldehyde within the built environment, common health concerns, and exposure levels both at work and in the home. It goes on to consider what practical steps can be taken to reduce its impact and the benefits of indoor air quality testing.
Developing a good indoor air quality plan that follows the BREEAM environmental assessment and rating system can help businesses manage their construction and refurbishment planning processes to ensure they create better, healthier workspaces for their staff and others through the careful selection and use of suitable building materials, appropriate heating and ventilation, and other equipment.
Reducing air pollution by improving environmental air quality in any big city can be a real challenge… but if done correctly it can also deliver significant health and environmental benefits. Here we take a look at the impact of environmental projects supported by the mayors air quality fund have had on air pollution in London, environmental air quality, environmental pollution and emissions, and the benefits to Londoners. We look at initiatives that have worked to raise awareness of air pollution issues, limit emissions and other measures taken to improve environmental and air quality in the UK’s capital.
The following safety video looks at ways of improving dust extraction and control in woodworking environments, and in particular how to improve dust control measures at circular saw benches. It looks at ways to control the risks to workers health from exposure to wood dust, dust extraction systems and how those risks can be controlled to create a better, safer working environment.
This short article is about indoor air quality which is often abbreviated to IAQ. Indoor air quality describes the quality of the air inside a building or facility and is an important measure when considering the comfort, health and safety of those people using the building.
In today’s modern world you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that on average most of us typically spend around 90% of our time indoors, either in the workplace, at home, or at school, college or university. Spending so much of our time indoors can potentially have an impact on our health and well-being so it’s important to ensure that the overall indoor air quality – the air we and others breathe is not polluted with unwanted contaminants that may cause harm.
This short guide is about the phenomena known as sick building syndrome or SBS. Sick building syndrome tends to affect the occupants of certain buildings who often appear to suffer from various health and wellbeing issues that seem to be associated with the time they spend inside a building, but often where no specific cause or illness can be pinpointed.