Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)
Studies reveal indoor concentration of contaminants can be up to five times higher than the concentration outside.
The EPA says billions of dollars are lost annually due to decreased productivity and absenteeism when workers fall sick to indoor contaminants, and it has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five risks to public health. Considering people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, that’s alarming.
Saahil Tumber will present “Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality” at the ASHRAE Illinois Spring Conference on March 8. He will discuss the codes and standards pertinent to maintaining acceptable indoor air quality and show why it requires a team effort among engineers, facility managers, commissioning agents and others to make sure people are safe breathing in buildings.