Nursing Homes

How air quality monitoring can help to optimize people health and building performance

Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) is about all the conditions inside of a building and how it directly affects occupant health, comfort, and productivity. Research has shown that poor indoor air quality can generate building-related illnesses such as asthma, weariness, irritability, and headaches.

It is the responsibility of the 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 affecting the well-being of staff and patients: temperature, humidity, the presence of chemical fumes and other contaminants. Additionally, IEQ also encompasses acoustic, lightning, furniture ergonomics, thermal comfort, water quality and exposure to electromagnetic fields - all these aspects are important to consider for your nursing home, long-term care and or retirement home.

Developing plans to monitor the overall IEQ of your nursing home will provide several benefits in the short and medium term. Enhanced IEQ can improve the lives of your occupants, whether they are patients, guests or staff, while increasing the value of the building and helping maintain cost efficiency.