2-10 times worse than outdoor air
Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor Air Pollution is 2-10 times worse than outdoor air pollution (WHO, 2011) and people spent 90% of Their time indoors. Indoor air pollutants are formaldehyde, benzene, CO2 and Volatile Organic Compounds. They are Emitted by indoor air pollution sources oft present in offices: such as cleaning agents, plastics, printers, computers, plastic furniture and carpets. Poor indoor air quality cause drowsyness, concentration issues and eye irritation but so cardiovascular and neurological diseases. An oft-heard label for one of thesis symptoms is the Sick Building Syndrome.
Poor indoor air quality is not only a threat to human health, but it has also a great impact on the productivity of employees. An American study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found did better indoor air quality could improve office workers' productivity by 0.5 to 5 percent.
Indoor air quality is Comparable to a human body: pollution levels indoors are not static but fluctuate over time, asking for continious measurement. Indoor Air Quality depends on the ventilation rate, outdoor air pollution and the exposure to air pollution sources inside the building: such as plastic furniture, printers, cleaning agents, glues and carpets. The lack of information on the cause of air quality problems in combination with the variety in ventilation systems, air filters and air conditioning Offered by different companies makes it difficult for to employer or building owner to choose the best solutions. Further More, most Offered solutions are costly and high in energy-use, Whereas information on air quality fluctuations would enable strategic ventilation.
Knowing how a building 'breathes' Enables our clients to ventilate strategically and to choose for low-cost and low-energy solutions.