Remember a while ago when we were talking about Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building-Related Illnesses (BRI)? (If not, here’s the article.) We discussed how modern tightly-sealed buildings can produce systematic indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Proper ventilation and HVAC contr
Moisture problems. They’ve been the demise of many buildings, leading to costly damage and uncomfortable indoor environments. In more sensitive environments like hospitals and schools, the health impacts can even be dangerous.
Every building presents its own set of challenges for cont
If you’re in the midst of a new construction or renovation project, you may be wondering what products are formaldehyde-free and safe to install. Unfortunately, there isn’t always an obvious answer; you’ll have to check with each manufacturer about the type of adhesives they use.
1. Clients care about IAQ
Good IAQ is associated with greater occupant comfort and satisfaction, and can help employers avoid costs associated with absenteeism, decreased worker productivity, and medical bills from IAQ-related health issues. If a building’s design or constructi