- When we want to create a comfortable, healthy and safe environment for people – in homes, offices, schools, and other environments.
- When we want to improve productivity of employees in office buildings and performance of students in schools.
- When we want to reduce sick time, i.e. sick days at offices and absenteeism in schools.
- When we want to enhance comfort for the buildings occupants, i.e. control temperature, humidity and other parameters of the indoor environment.
- When we want to control occupants exposure to air contaminants, i.e. remove or dilute airborne contaminants.
- When we want to ensure energy-efficient and sustainable operation of a building and also regulated costs, i.e. investment, operating and maintenance costs.
Polluting sources in buildings
Fresh air comes into buildings where it then gets recirculated, used and polluted by various sources. Indoor air can build up high levels of pollutants from peoples activity or building materials.
Our indoor air gets polluted by:
- People´s activity (and also animals) – carbon dioxide (CO2), moisture or odours, etc.
- Building´s materials/technology and equipment – furniture, floorings (VOCs as volatile organic compounds that are carbon-based compounds that easily evaporate)
- Outside pollutants from traffic and earth – CO or radon from the ground, etc.
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