Many building owners are constantly working on improving indoor air quality in their buildings, with the global pandemic making it also more important. While executives are searching for ways to improve indoor air quality, concerns about cost, implementing a plan, and gaps in data can slow the process.
Healthy buildings need to have robust HVAC systems that are capable of cleaning common pollutants like dirt, powder, and dust out of the air, along with pathogens like COVID-19. Unfortunately, many building owners are learning their HVAC systems are not able to meet these environmental challenges. It’s impossible to increase indoor air quality if you don’t know the baseline level. Every building will have a different baseline level that depends on the pollutants that pose the greatest health risk.
Develop a Strategy with Priorities, Timeline, and Budget
Performing a risk analysis before improving air quality is critical. It allows building owners to know where problems are, and which ones are a high or low priority. It’s impossible to resolve every issue at once. A timeline ensures everyone involved is on the same page and helps keep the project moving towards completion at a regular pace.
Businesses owner also want to have a set project budget. It is just good business sense. Whether a company is performing the upgrades in-house and has hired professional services, a budget is as necessary as a timeline.
Future of Healthy Buildings
When Buildings are starting to reopen, and employees are returning to their work. As this occurs, there will be an increase in awareness about indoor air quality and healthy buildings.
These early months of reopening are the ideal time to look at your indoor air quality and find where it needs improving. For more information on improving your building indoor air quality, call now +1 604-503-9192