Elevating Building Standards: Beyond COVID to IAQ Excellence

by | Jan 17, 2024

Indoor air quality remains a priority, but HVAC decarbonization efforts gain momentum for managers

Institutional and commercial facilities have been paying closer attention to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic fades away, maintenance and engineering managers are expanding their focus.

While IAQ will always be a priority, managers are also dedicating more time and resources to issues like sustainability, energy efficiency and building performance, and they are getting up to speed on regulatory compliance changes.

“While high indoor air quality may not always be visible, its positive effects deliver significant benefits to building occupants, tenants and owners,” says Greg Alcorn, senior vice president, healthy buildings for Carrier Commercial Systems. “In the wake of the pandemic and in the new normal of hybrid work, commercial building owners need to differentiate to attract quality tenants and grow asset value. Tenants have an advantage to attract employees that are focused on health and well-being.”

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