More and more frequently, facilities departments are required to address air quality problems in large buildings. However, there are still few education opportunities on-island regarding these issues, their causes, and solutions. IAQS offers presentations tailored to your business or building type for those parties who will benefit from the knowledge in order to improve their responses and solutions.
Indoor air quality is commonly viewed nowadays as worse than outdoors due to the use of air conditioning systems (HVAC and A/C units), increased efficiency in building construction, and the use of chemicals (such as cleaners and air fresheners). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned of short-term and long-term health problems such as asthma (and other respiratory complaints), headaches, eye and throat irritation, and fatigue, all of which can be worsened by poor air quality. These issues are more commonly seen in offices and schools due to the lack of introduction of fresh air throughout those buildings.