Understanding the ventilation strategy in any building is important when assessing air quality conditions.
Natural ventilation strategies usually rely on occupants to operate windows or dampers to improve air quality. This can bring problems when outside air quality is unknown & we often find that natural ventilation is solely used to regulate the thermal environment, unwittingly to the detriment of air quality.
Mechanical ventilation systems are used to keep air quality at an optimum but as building patterns change, the ventilation strategy often remains fixed & occupancy focused air is lost.
We make full assessments of building ventilation strategies to verify if the air is being delivered to the right places in the right quantities. This assessment makes sure the building is filled with fresh air & the system filtration is working effectively. Often, additional system efficiencies can be realised, reducing energy and carbon emissions.