Insights 🔎- A View From...
Insights - A View From Associate Partner - Debbie Herrington
Improving the health and wellbeing for building occupiers is a trend that has been accentuated during the Pandemic. and we are increasingly focused on monitoring and improving the indoor air quality of our managed properties.
Research has shown that improved air quality is better for health and productivity, with both WELL and Fitwel accreditations featuring air quality criteria within their frameworks. Improving ventilation in buildings can help reduce the risk of virus transmission, including the Covid-19 virus, making air quality a key priority when delivering building services. At the same time, occupiers are asking more questions about air quality in buildings, as they seek reassurance about how safe it is to return to their offices.
In a joint initiative with our FM partners Envirotech, we’re introducing new indoor air quality monitoring technology across a number of managed properties to test the results and the benefits of this approach.
Jeff Smith, Director of Digital Solutions at Envirotech adds “We are able to provide a technology led, flexible and affordable air quality monitoring system, that delivers live and remote monitoring for compliance with the appropriate guidelines.”
Using discreet monitoring equipment, we can continuously monitor air quality and provide live data displayed in a building and accessed remotely. Having this visual data is a strong sign to occupiers that we are taking an even closer interest in how the building operates and giving them confidence when they begin to return to the office.
Our FM team can use the data generated to identify modifications needed to HVAC systems to improve air quality. Measuring and delivering improved air quality is a not just as nice to have, but essential for the best office environments.