This year, the EPA launched a Clean Air in Buildings Challenge to help business leaders and building managers assess and improve their indoor air quality (IAQ) to help keep occupants safe and healthy.
While it might seem like a big task for those of us who know little to nothing about the factors that affect IAQ, the EPA compiled a guide with action steps to help anyone get started. We put together the key takeaways of that document in our own post last week. But why should you and your business care about indoor air quality? And how can you get started today?
“Individual actions and layered prevention strategies remain important measures for reducing the spread of viruses like COVID-19.” – EPA Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Guide
Alongside other prevention tactics, improving your building’s ventilation is a huge part of disease prevention.
“The risk of getting COVID-19 varies according to individual susceptibility and the number of virus particles to which a person is exposed. The fewer virus particles in the air, the better,” according to the CDC. Increasing ventilation allows airflow to constantly refresh the spaces in your building and decrease the number of airborne viruses, the primary way COVID is transmitted.
As always, safety is everyone’s responsibility. Taking a combination of the EPA’s recommended steps toward best practice alongside other prevention measures will ensure the safest and healthiest working conditions for you and your team.
Office360° Can Help.
Contact us or search our website to find a range of products that can help your building accomplish its clean air goals.
For example, our Fellowes® portable air cleaner options are reliable and effective, with a body of research to back it up. The True HEPA filter with AeraSafe™ antimicrobial treatment safely removes 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. Their AeraSmart™ Sensor even monitors air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified and your mind at ease.
Meanwhile, the Honeywell® True HEPA Air Purifier in black has a 465 square feet room capacity with a quiet operation mode made specifically for spaces that require a near-silent solution. This model circulates the room air five times every hour and has a carbon pre-filter to effectively help neutralize odors.
With a variety of models in different sizes and specifications, you can find an air purifier with Office360° that works best for your space. Contact your Office360 sales representative today to learn more about how you can keep yourself and others safe.