Indoor air quality (IAQ) has never been more important than it is right now when it comes to the health, wellbeing, and productivity of your employees, tenants, or clients.
IAQ can be a complex topic, and it's likely that at one point or another, you've found yourself overwhelmed with questions. That’s why we’ve developed Kaiterra Air Academy—to make sense of the complex when it comes to air.
Our new email series will contain bite-sized educational resources to help you better understand indoor air quality and give you the knowledge to address any challenges you may face.
What to Expect:
Key Areas Covered:
In this email series, we’ll cover the basics of IAQ, and go above and beyond, getting into the specifics of each pollutant or parameter, helping you gain a deeper understanding along the way.
Here's what you can expect to be covered:
Particulate Matter (PM)
On the outset, particulate matter (PM) seems easier to understand than other air pollutants. It’s just dust and other particles floating in the air, right? In this email we'll explore where PM comes from, the difference between PM10, PM 2.5, and PM0.1, common thresholds, and ways to measure PM and their pros and cons.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a colorless continuously released through naturally occurring events as well as manmade activities. We'll take a look at the health and business implications of CO2, common indoor sources, safe thresholds, and ways you can actively protect your air.
A group of compounds with high vapor pressure and low water solubility, TVOC can be tricky and often gets a bad rap. We'll explore why exactly TVOC is difficult to define, the health effects of VOC exposure, the best way to measure it, and tips for limiting VOCs indoors.
Falling under the umbrella of other parameters to measure, ozone, radon and mold are important in their own right but get grouped together in this installment. We'll take a look at why these pollutants are significant, why you'd want to monitor them, common sources and health effects, and ways to monitor them in your air.