Healthy Indoors Magazine

HI Feb 2017

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FEATURE— February 2017 14 F resh air is good for business. Health problems associated with poor indoor air quality cost businesses and build- ing owners billions of dollars each year. Complex ventilation systems determine the right mix of air that will optimize comfort and well-being. By using your expertise to design and maintain a high-performance ventilation system; you'll bring value to your customers by helping them create a healthier, more productive indoor environment. Indoor Air Quality By Design Indoor air pollution and health issues Indoor air pollution is caused by the build-up of contaminants coming primarily from inside the building. Common sources of indoor air pollution include biological organisms, building materials and furnishings, cleaning agents, copy machines and pesticides. These pollutants can contribute to building-re- lated illnesses. Ventilation systems that are poor- ly designed or maintained can contribute to Sick Building Syndrome, which has physical symp-

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