Establish, monitor, and maintain safe, comfortable indoor environmental quality for patients.
Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) directly affects occupant health, comfort, and productivity. When the air quality is poor, that equates to high levels of pollutants. Well established, common health impacts are building-related illnesses such as asthma, weariness, irritability, and headache can affect occupants.
It is often the responsibility of the healthcare engineers and facility managers to maintain the quality of the building’s indoor environment. IEQ includes indoor air quality (IAQ), which encompasses a wide variety of factors that affect the welfare of staff and patients: temperature, humidity, the presence of chemical fumes and other contaminants. Other IEQ parameters that should not be overlooked include, acoustic, lightning, ergonomics, thermal comfort, water quality and exposure to electromagnetic fields; all these aspects are important to consider when it comes to your healthcare facility.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, underscoring the need for maintaining adequate indoor air quality in buildings.
The healthcare industry is expected to set the standard for clean rooms and buildings. Start monitoring the quality of your indoor air today with TSI’s array of IAQ solutions.
- Improve the confidence of medical staff and patients through assessing the risks of the building’s IEQ.
- Develop plans to stay ahead of potential airborne gases and other airborne pollutants.