Sick buildings


When building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects due to indoor air pollution and thermal inadequacy, it is known as "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS). The costs of poor indoor environmental quality are related to:


  •  $100,000 million spent on health costs in the US, $300- $500 per person/year
  •  According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality in the work place is likely to be one of the largest threats to corporate survival
  •  A 3% drop of work productivity, which equates to an economic loss of billions of dollars each year according to the EPA
  •  Materials and equipment damages
  •  Occupational monitoring and legal expenses

Companies could save as much as $58 billion annually by preventing sick-building illnesses and an additional $200 billion in worker performance improvements by creating offices with better indoor air. 
(http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/mcs/sbsbusweek.html)

 

Proper management of SBS requires an in-depth understanding of the interior environment.

 

Among common factors causing SBS are:

  •  Physical factors, such as temperature and humidity, light intensity and noise
  •  Dust and particulates
  •  Chemical emissions from new furniture, carpets, paint and wood finishes
  •  Biological contaminants such as allergens, viruses and bacteria
  •  Improperly maintained air-conditioning systems

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  •  A scientific and systematic approach with the most advanced equipment
  •  Knowledge of applicable regulations
  •  Comprehensive investigations that search beyond a single cause
  •  Certified laboratory analysis
  •  Reliable expertise and confidentiality

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