In the past, when people spoke about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) they limited the discussion to the air inside a building.
Today, the conversation is far beyond the air inside your building. Now the term is Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and includes the air, lighting, humidity, noise, odors and occupant control over this environment whether this control is perceived or real.
While the air conditioning system (A/C) is still a primary topic IEQ discussions, since the A/C is responsible for the distribution of most contaminates in the “semi-closed” system, we must also talk about the carpet, cubical walls and many other component parts if the whole IEQ picture.
Some researchers have found indoor air pollution to be suspect in the deaths of more than 1.5 million world-wide.
- Carbon Monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Second-hand Smoke
All of these pollutants can pose a problem for any minimally neglected building. A preventive maintenance agreement like those offered by CMC Corporate Solutions can help prevent IAQ/IEQ issues.