Mace have taken a proactive approach to indoor air quality by producing an Air Quality Plan (AQP).
This focuses on internal dust and its mitigation but also extends to other sources including:
- Particulates including vehicle emissions, pollen, dust;
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs);
- Formaldehyde e.g. paints;
- Combustion emissions & Gaseous oxides such as CO, CO₂, NOx, SO₂ and O3;
- Airborne inorganic compounds, such as ozone (from electrical motors), metal fumes (from smouldering and welding), ammonia and chlorine (from cleaning products);
- Unpleasant odours e.g. cooking facilities, stagnant water.
The plan sets out how the project is going to measure and manage indoor air quality.
Since its introduction, project teams have undertaken this readily, with project teams valuing the benefits it bring to the workforce, with many sites going beyond the basic requirement and trialling different pieces of intelligent indoor air quality equipment.