In commercial office buildings, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a primary concern. IAQ refers to the indoor air breathed in by a building’s occupants. The pollution levels in this indoor air can be up to five times higher than outdoor levels, and poor IAQ ranks as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.
The Air Inside Your Building Can Contain:
Air filtration systems in these facilities must handle relatively large volumes of air as well. Approximately 50% of a building’s energy consumption goes to the heating, cooling, and moving of air. In considering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), it is important to keep in mind that in order to have a cost-effective building, planning maintenance is an important step in maintaining energy efficiency, minimizing costly downtime, and extending the lifespan of your equipment.
A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems is the first step that AAF International takes, in order to provide you professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and liability reduction. By conducting this audit, we strive to understand your current state and your complete air filtration needs, applications, and goals for total air quality. This customized air filtration survey provides significant benefits by helping you save money, reduce risk, and save time.
AAF International can also assist you in the processes required to earn certification by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). The longest established and leading method of assessing, rating, and certifying building sustainability, BREEAM sets the benchmark for green building in 78 countries around the world.
Air filtration strategies also contribute to earning credits toward certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED®). Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, has previously been used primarily in the U.S., and is now being used around the world to assess the environmental performance of buildings. With regard to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), we use LEED®’s assessment criteria, which is the most stringent compared to other assessment methods, as our performance benchmark.
The Sensor360 is a next-generation monitoring and facility management tool for indoor air quality, that enables you to understand and plan the performance and maintenance of air filters in a whole new way. Battery-powered sensors are installed to both measure particle concentration before air filtration and to measure and record indoor air quality (IAQ).
A dedicated app makes it easy to view the performance of the air filtration system. Users can set the app to their own needs and requirements and determine at which values they wish to receive an alert. Sensor360 provides instant monitoring of filter system performance and automatically tracks pressure drop and PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 particle levels.
This eliminates the need to manually monitor and collect filter data from air handling systems, allowing the user to resolve potential IAQ issues before they negatively impact building occupants by receiving an alert from the Sensor360 app that particle levels are reaching an unacceptable concentration.