Improve the Indoor Air and Make Your Workers Smarter and Healthier
“The quality and quantity of air in the spaces we inhabit have a direct impact on our health, wellbeing, and cognitive function,” says DLR Group Principal Amarpreet Sethi, BEMP, HBDP. Sethi leads DLR Group’s High Performance Design Team.
We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, which considerably lengthens our time of exposure to indoor air. For designers and engineers, this heightens the importance of ensuring that the indoor environment is designed to reduce contaminates, improve the quality of air, and increase the amount of outside air supplied directly within an occupant’s breathing zone. But the steps towards a healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) don’t stop with the design of a building – there are, in fact, many actions employers and employees themselves can take to improve indoor air quality.