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How Do Commercial Buildings Improve Air Quality?

Updated July 22, 2021

PropTech IAQ Roundtable Summer Series #2

Join us for a roundtable discussion with experts from Goodman’s Clean Comfort, KGG Consulting, and Dust Free. Hear from the experts on Indoor Air Quality leverage their expertise in the evolution of IAQ technology, the importance for property owners and operators to adopt these recent trends, the future outlook on IAQ and HVAC technology, and their successes witnessed in the IAQ space.

This is your chance to get up close with some of today’s most innovative thinkers in this field! Get insights into how you can make your building more comfortable while saving money at the same time. Learn how new technologies are impacting our world today. And see what it takes to be an expert in this rapidly changing industry. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Register now before all seats are taken!

How do you increase IAQ in a building?

Indoor Air Quality is a critical issue for owners and operators of commercial properties. With the recent focus on IAQ, property owners struggle with understanding how to tackle this problem.

What are the most effective solutions in combatting indoor air quality issues? How can you leverage technology to your advantage? When should you consider new construction or renovation versus retrofitting existing buildings with HVAC systems?

Our experts will walk through real-world case studies that have been successfully implemented by our clients as well as provide guidance on how to properly evaluate technologies, understand their limitations and benefits, select the right solution for your needs, and implement them effectively.

• Hear from the experts on how to adopt current IAQ technology
• Learn in-depth about how property owners and operators should embrace these new trends for higher comfort levels
• Gain insight into the future outlook of IAQ and HVAC technology

• Hear about practical strategies that have proven successful in the Indoor Air Quality space.

Why is IAQ important for every multifamily and commercial property owner and operator?

When you go into a large commercial building, the air inside is typically clean and at an ideal temperature. The ventilation systems are designed to keep the air fresh and prevent any odors or pollutants from entering, but that wasn’t always the case. In the 1960s, when these buildings were built, many did not have properly functioning ventilation systems. Since then most commercial facilities have not been retrofitted with new ventilation equipment. As a result, even today millions of Americans continue to work in what amounts to stale-aired chambers where particles can get so thick they accumulate on desks and chairs hidden from view high above eye level.

In addition, many employees spend hours each day breathing in odorless contaminants such as “volatile organic compounds” (VOCs) which are commonly found in cleaning fluids, adhesives, and sealants used to maintain office space. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of Americans experience a specific set of symptoms when working in non-ventilated areas – including trouble breathing, watery eyes, or dry nose and throat – that they attribute to poor indoor air quality. The prevalence of these symptoms is higher among women than men and there is increasing evidence that similar health concerns may be felt by some patients with asthma.

According to a recent study from Harvard University, exposure to carbon dioxide levels above 600 parts per million (ppm) can trigger an increase in heart rate. Carbon dioxide at levels between 700 and 800 ppm could cause people to lose consciousness. The study showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans regularly experience carbon dioxide levels higher than 700 ppm.

Decades ago, clean air was a luxury in commercial buildings; today it is a necessity. Fortunately, building owners can take concrete steps to improve the quality of their air and significantly reduce their energy costs at the same time by employing newer technologies such as high-efficiency filters, ozone systems, and variable frequency drives (VFDs) for ventilation fans.

If you’re interested in improving your building’s indoor air quality or want to learn more about what is happening now in terms of new technologies related to this topic then join us at our next event!

Christopher Grubbs

Christopher Grubbs

Chris is the driving force behind KGG's marketing initiatives. Boasting over a decade in digital marketing, Chris's expertise is deeply rooted in HVAC lines and IAQ products. In 2018, recognizing the pivotal role of online presence in today's market, he pioneered KGG's in-house digital and marketing services. For collaborations or to learn more, connect with Chris on LinkedIn.

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