Student health and safety is the foremost concern of educators across the country as fall classes commence amid COVID-19. In this Healthier Buildings webcast session, viewers learn how educators can use increased outdoor air ventilation to keep their classrooms safer without sacrificing energy efficiency, and garner parent trust.
Every office knows the afternoon slump. Employee eyes glaze over as they find themselves stuck reading the same line of an email. A yawn spreads contagiously around the room. A small crowd gathers around the snack table. If your office had a nap room, you know it would be full.
Maybe it's just fatigue – but it's likely to be something more, especially in an older building. Commercial buildings are notorious for trapping CO2 and VOCs, which can cause lethargy, headaches, nausea, flu-like symptoms and reduced cognitive abilities. In a room full of people, these compounds build up throughout the day, causing the dreaded afternoon slump. Learn how you can use your commercial building to combat them!
Imagine a restaurant entryway that's hotter than the warm air outside. Then, when you get seated, you're wishing you had brought a jacket! It doesn't make for a pleasant dining experience, especially if you were hoping for a nice, cold drink or two.
If you're a restaurateur, potential revenue is walking right out your door, or maybe not even entering your restaurant because of the temperature imbalances.
Building pressure affects guest comfort, utility costs and equipment life. You likely have a pressurization problem in your restaurant if:
- You have experienced unwanted odors or smoke creeping from your kitchen into the dining area
- Your guests have found the doors to your restaurant difficult to open
- Doors don't seem to close all the way on their own
- Maintaining room temperatures in your building is difficult
While these may seem like minor issues, the costs of discomfort, energy loss and shorter equipment life add up.
First, What Is 'Sick Building Syndrome?'
"Sick building syndrome" occurs when the reported symptoms or maladies of a building's occupants can be correlated with their presence in that building. Contributing factors can be decaying building materials, high concentrations of chemicals or machinery, presence of asbestos or radon, old carpet, dirty air ducts, or a poorly designed or inefficient HVAC system.
Yes, 75F works flawlessly right alongside your current HVAC equipment. 75F is a buildings control upgrade and a building automation system. We believe that utilizing the equipment in place is the greenest and most cost-effective solution. Why replace something if it isn’t broke, right? Think of our system like adding a commercial version of a NEST thermostat to your restaurant, office, retail or industrial building.