Indoor Air Quality
Good indoor air quality enhances resident health and comfort and should be an essential goal for any home or building. A high quality indoor environment requires careful design, construction, and choice of materials. Indoor air quality requires design that incorporates adequate air exchanges, well designed ventilation and avoidance of mold through moisture control, all of which complement a strategy that achieves energy efficiency and building durability.
The most effective way to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants is to keep residents away from sources of pollution. Ventilation design provides for adequate exchanges of fresh air. A well-designed building envelope keeps moisture and mold at bay. Clean construction practices and smart materials specifications reduce dust and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Attentive maintenance emphasizes non-toxic solutions.
To maintain your Indoor Air Quality you first need to know what your Indoor Air Quality is. MicroShield can help you by providing the IAQ Healthy Home or Healthy Building Certification Test that measures 7 different Indoor Air Quality parameters.
- Particle Allergens such as dust, dirt and pet dander.
- Chemical Pollutants
- Carbon Dioxide
- Relative Humidity
- Carbon Monoxide
By measuring these parameters over 3 days you can determine just how Healthy your Home is and what you need to do to improve your home or buildings IAQ.
To attain the IAQ Healthy Home or IAQ Healthy Building Certification your homes or building must test with in the acceptable Indoor Air Quality Standard based on scientific literature produced by ASHRAE, UK Dept. of Health, World Health Organization, California Air Resourced Board, Indoor Air Quality Association, LEED, Lars Molhave, Indoor Air Quality Association, Health Canada and EPA.
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