From coast to coast, more and more state and local governments are implementing green building codes to decrease the built environment’s impact on climate change. (Learn more about green building initiatives.)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) may share similar acronyms, but their definitions set them apart in evaluating the health of your building.
Mechanical Engineer Karanbir (KB) Malhi explores the topic in a recent article published in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, “IAQ versus IEQ: What’s the difference?” He says more than 80% of urban dwellers are exposed to air quality that exceed World Health Organization (WHO) acceptable air quality limits. But Malhi says IAQ is only one measurement used to evaluate the so-called “sick building syndrome” of many traditional metropolitan buildings. The article offers an overview of current ASHRAE standards as well as steps to take to design an environmentally friendly, healthy, and safe building.
KB Malhi shares the professional experience and knowledge he’s gained working with ESD’s Mission Critical Facilities team to help others improve society through the built environment.
Reach out to KB for information on IAQ, IEQ, or mission critical facilities issues.