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
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 constructio
It turns out that the good old phrase “go get some fresh air” may have more relevance today than ever before. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor environments have two to five times more pollutants than outdoor environments. In extreme cases, ind
Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) still pose a major threat to patients in healthcare facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people acquire HAIs each year and 99,000 people die as a result of these infections. Additionally about 5,00
The newest Facility Guidelines Institute’s (FGI’s) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities include notable changes aimed at improving the standard of care in healthcare facilities. And while these updates will help improve patient health and safet
The newest Facility Guidelines Institute’s (FGI’s) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities includes notable changes that have improved the standard of care in healthcare facilities. And while these updates will help improve patient health and safe
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