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Indoor Air Quality

Posted on January 29th, 2010

Best Practices:  Indoor Air Quality System

Besides having a well-defined IAQ system, we at PBC follow certain practices/rules that help us in maintaining a world class IAQ in our building. We have benefited from these practices; the results show higher productivity and fewer occupant sick days. These practices can be further improved upon.

IAQ Best Practices at PBC

  • Smoking / Eating is allowed only in designated areas not connected to centrally air conditioned space.
  • Elevator Area & building envelope are sealed to avoid any untreated air ingress.
  • There are air curtains at all entrances into the building.
  • To check spread of communicable diseases like active TB, occupants are tested. Visitors are not as it is not practical to do so.
  • Door handles, telephones, elevator buttons etc are sanitized on a daily basis.
  • Hand sanitizers are placed in all the washrooms and at relevant areas.
  • Everyone entering the building is requested to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizers.
  • All housekeeping chemicals used in the building are Green Seal Certified.
  • Tight vacuuming of the carpet and upholstery is carried out on daily basis. The dust collected is measured and monitored.
  • The outdoor mats are kept moist for increased dust removing efficiency.
  • The carpet tiles placed in all the rooms are CRI Green label plus and are shampooed on weekly basis or as required.
  • 30 feet entry way system (doormat) from 3M Company, removes most of the dust from shoes at the building entrance.
  • The paint and polish is done only during the weekends using eco friendly, lead free and low VOC paint and polish.
  • Building is flushed as per requirement after any paint work.
  • All incoming parcels and courier packets are received outside the building and only brought inside after cleaning.

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