Take Action to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), as defined by The United States Environmental Protection Agency, refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding existing HVAC systems, controlling air flow patterns, improving filtration, and evaluating disinfection options can improve IAQ to help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
The COVID-19 health pandemic has brought new practices into our everyday lives, including social distancing, protective equipment and significant changes in the ways that we work.
Wendel has been helping clients design their work environments for over 30 years. We have a full-service team of mechanical engineers, air quality specialists, energy engineers, architects, interior designers, and construction management professionals ready to assess your workplace and move-in readiness.
A strategy for indoor air quality in 3 steps
- Do you know the risk level of exposure in your building?
- Are you looking for long term or temporary changes?
- What are your capital and operating costs?
- Have you considered how your systems are working?
- HVAC Economizer Fan Limits
- Filters and Fan Limits
- Disinfection Requirements
- Temperature and Humidity Controls
- What are some modifications that work best for your environment?
- HVAC Control Adjustments
- Air Pressurization Changes
- Upgrade/Temporary Filters
- Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation
- Bi-Polar Ionization
- Energy Usage & Operation Cost Impacts
- What can I do today to plan for the future?
- Understanding what the long term benefits are.
- What are your future energy savings?
- What infrastructure improvements can be made now that will impact the future?
- Enhance controls for future adjustments.
- Accelerate Delivery – NOW is the time to act!
- If the objective is to quickly and adequately implement post COVID response measures in your building, then the third step in your strategy is to Act. Work with a design/build team that is led by a licensed mechanical engineer, who will be responsible for coordinating material suppliers, installers and commissioning to promptly improve your indoor air quality.