Why indoor air quality matters

Find out how indoor air quality is critical to minimising the spread of COVID19 and why it’s important to keep monitoring it.

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Monitoring air quality can help minimise the spread of COVID19

Recent research has indicated that air pollution could heighten the transmission of COVID19. It’s therefore critical that organisations monitor and manage the indoor air quality of office buildings as employees return to work. 

Particulates in the air, especially where air pollution is high or in poorly ventilated areas, can increase the rate of transmission. Research conducted in April 2020 by Harvard University, found that ‘an increase of just 1 microgram of particulate matter per cubic metre corresponded to a 15% increase in COVID19 deaths’. 

What standards are you benchmarking to ensure a safe place to work in?

As employees return to the office, it’s highly critical indoor air quality should be included as part of deep cleaning plans and closely monitored to minimise the likely spread of COVID19. 

In this video Bruno Beloff, Co-founder of South Coast Science to explore what indoor air conditions to monitor and how to optimise HVAC systems to ensure a safe place for employees to work in. 

Learning outcomes

  • How to get a handle on air quality in your office buildings
  • How to optimise the use of HVAC systems efficiently
  • Get an understanding of correct levels of humidity, CO2, and temperature to maintain in offices
  • How to minimise the risk of a virus spread

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