Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
Updated: Apr 19
The commercial office space market is no stranger to swiftly accommodating the needs of their tenants. In the ‘90s and 2000s, this meant amenities like gym space and cafes for workers who needed to be on-site. Now, as hybrid work models and environmentally sustainable business models become central to their customers, we’re seeing more demand for indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring.
IAQ has a significant impact on worker comfort, productivity, and short and long-term health. Some people spend up to 90% of their workday indoors, making IAQ is a priority for today’s office workers and tenants. Numerous studies have shown that healthy buildings produce healthy workers who deliver better results when air monitoring is measured.
Indoor air pollutants contribute to a variety of adverse health conditions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), combustion fumes, and airborne particulates can trigger symptoms such as headaches, nausea, asthma, and respiratory irritation. IAQ monitoring serves a valuable safety function, allowing owners and tenants to quickly collect data, pinpoint issues, and resolve them.
While introducing outdoor air into buildings generally improves indoor air quality, poor outdoor air quality is another factor to consider. IAQ monitoring dovetails with other amenities in increasing demand, such as natural spaces for workers to take a break in, EV charging stations to support electric vehicles, and transportation convenience, allowing tenants multiple ways to get to and from the office.
Monitoring the quality of your indoor air is the first step to delivering a high-quality environment that helps building owners compete for tenants. It gives current tenants actionable data on building health, emissions reductions, and other information they need as part of their health and sustainability efforts. And it provides owners with data demonstrating the positive impact of new amenities.
AirLogics can assist you in developing a monitoring plan to achieve your indoor air quality goals.