Daikin says that the appropriate selection of equipment can address the complex factors impacting air pollution in a building
All eyes were on the Cop26 summit in Glasgow in November, where world leaders came together to discuss how to make the planet a healthier place to live. One of the most significant factors affecting people’s physical and mental well-being is poor indoor and outdoor air quality.
The World Health Organisation says air pollution represents the largest environmental risk to health and causes seven million deaths a year, including up to 36,000 in England, according to Public Health England.
With people spending around 90 per cent of their time indoors, the quality of the air that circulates is now recognised as a key issue in building design, from homes and offices, to hospitals, schools and factories.
There are several pollution sources inside a building – wall and floor coverings, furniture and appliances, dust, damp and mould, emissions from office equipment and machinery and, of course, occupants themselves who breath CO2 and spread colds and viruses.
Through the selection of appropriate equipment however, indoor air quality can be managed and controlled.
Ventilation systems remove stale air from within inside spaces – designed to extract water vapour, airborne pollutants and odours and control humidity.
With increased pressure to reduce energy consumption, buildings must also deliver a high level of efficiency and poor indoor air quality can hit the bottom line of building owners through costly remedial works and higher running costs.
The Daikin Group has 90 years’ experience in providing good indoor air quality, while maintaining energy efficiency and comfort for users of the indoor environment. From heat recovery systems and large air handling units to air purifiers and filters, there are a wide variety of air circulation and ventilation solutions to deliver a fresh, healthy and comfortable environment for residential, commercial and industrial spaces.
Read our whitepaper, ‘Delivering Good Indoor Air Quality’ here.