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International standards driving better indoor air quality

Building wellness is to the current era what green buildings were in the early 1990s. With the introduction of international accreditation standards and the UK Governments’ Clean Air Strategy 2019, addressing building wellness is no longer an optional extra. Efforts have been significantly increased in terms of building wellness design. Including certifications and standards that […]

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Grease problems? Odour complaints? How to control these in a variety of commercial kitchens

The levels of grease and odour depends on the type of cooking in your restaurant / take-away establishment. Based on DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) 2005 guidelines, we have outlined grease and odour levels in a variety of commercial kitchens. What can you smell? Different commercial kitchens generate different smells. For example, […]

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'Well' buildings improve people performance

Human Resources and Facilities Managers are the custodians of two of the most important drivers of business performance. People and Places. For an organisation to operate most effectively, it’s important that both functions work in partnership. By committing to building wellness, HR professionals are empowered to play a greater role in the physical workspace design […]

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The effect of Indoor Air Quality on workplace health, happiness and performance

For most employers, a healthy and happy workforce is a vital component of a productive, successful company. A study in Environmental Health Perspectives in 2016 directly quantified the impact of indoor environmental quality on cognitive function. By changing levels of ventilation, carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds. The study measured how the indoor environment affects […]

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The air that we breathe

Wellness is the new ‘green’ Think back to the 1990s and early 2000s. This was the beginning of the revolution in green buildings. Today, there’s a new revolution afoot. Wellness in buildings is the new green. The Green Revolution was all about optimising the performance of the building and making it as energy-efficient as possible. […]

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