Healthy Building Prep: What You Need to Know
Is your workspace a healthy enough area for your employees to return to work safely? Or if they’ve been showing up to work anyway over the past few months, what can you do to improve their working conditions moving forward? At Brandt, we’re here to help.
What Are the Benefits of a Good Ventilation System?
Indoor air quality isn’t just important—it’s essential. Cut corners on the quality of the air your team breathes every day and it could result in monumentally serious issues for their health. The effects of poor ventilation on the health of any of your workers are not to be overlooked, and our team is here to help you rectify any lingering issues with your building’s HVAC system. In this blog, we talk about what your team needs to do to maintain industry-wide quality standards, Brandt’s expertise in the HVAC field, and how we can help you construct a cleaner, healthier workspace for your employees.
First Things First: Why Do Humans Need a Ventilation System?
That’s an easy one: because they need to breathe! “Good enough” is not OK—you need to have an above-average ventilation system in place for your building. Organizations have laid out minimum fresh air requirements (ASHRAE being the main one) that all buildings have to abide by to avoid penalties. Maintaining these standards impacts your building in several ways:
- Ventilation in buildings needs to do so much more than simply recycle fresh air from outside and bring it inward; your HVAC system needs to go above and beyond, functioning as a diluent for occupant-generated and product-generated pollutants.
- Your ventilation system affects several different areas within your building, all crucial to maintaining the safety of your team, including temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
- Poor IAQ can lead to a major uptick in symptoms including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and more. With a lingering pandemic, the absolute last thing you want is to put your staff in a more unsafe position.
Prepping Your Building
It’s one thing to meet industry-wide standards; it’s another thing to maintain all fresh air requirements for your HVAC for years to come. COVID-19 isn’t on its way out, and you need to do everything you can to make sure you’re avoiding any issues with your HVAC system long-term. This goes beyond bringing in a maintenance team to upgrade your air conditioning unit. In-depth audits are required to uncover any hidden, lingering problems with your HVAC system that may be leading to poor indoor air quality. Make sure you’re frequently scheduling routine maintenance for your system so you can stay in front of any potential issues.
How Brandt Can Improve the Safety of Your Building
Proper ventilation is essential, but it’s not a simple, one-stop solution that will make every part of your building run smoothly once you fix it. At Brandt, we take a holistic approach for all the projects we take on. By providing a wide range of services, we’re doing everything we can to make sure every piece fits together efficiently to create a stronger, higher-quality workspace for your entire team. Our services include:
Is Your Building up to the Right Standard?
If you don’t know the answer to that question, it’s probably not. That’s why it’s so important to work with a contractor that understands exactly what it takes to improve not just the functionality of one area in your building, but its overall performance. At Brandt, our goal is to provide solutions that make your life easier. Whether that’s through HVAC that improves working conditions for your team or helping you avoid fines and penalties from governing bodies such as ASHRAE, we want to do everything we can to put you in a better position moving forward.
For more information on how our experts can resolve any HVAC issues you’re struggling with and ease your transition into the office, reach out today.