Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring
Multigas provides sales, installation, and calibration of Indoor Air Quality devices.
Multigas provides devices for single monitoring (CO2) and triple monitoring (CO2 or VOCs, Temperature and Humidity) of IAQ. The monitoring results in demand-controlled ventilation that produces substantial energy savings, as well as improved air quality.
With the IAQ devices, you can:
- Contribute to LEED accreditation (up to three points)
- Meet the ASHRAE 62.1 standard
- Lower power consumption and operational costs
- Optimize HVAC use, extend life of components
The Bloom Centre estimates savings of 25% for ventilation and 8-20% for total space heating with the installation and use of IAQ devices.
Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. IAQ has become an increasingly pertinent issue to workplace and educational institution Health and Safety. Health Canada describes the health effects as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): “[from] headaches, nausea, fatigue and drowsiness, to eye, nose, and throat irritation.”
Commercial, educational and government buildings can contain thousands of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Aerosols, disinfectants, paints, janitorial supplies, copiers and printers, solvents, warehouses, and carpets are just a few of the places where VOCs can be found. IAQ monitors can also detect toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and methane.
In addition to VOCs, IAQ monitors detect high levels of CO2, which can lead to drowsiness, creating an inefficient work or learning environment. To combat this problem, building managers may choose to run the ventilation system continuously. However, this is an inefficient and expensive solution. With an IAQ monitor, the ventilation system is run on a demand-control basis, providing fresh air when required while minimizing unnecessary expenditures.
With energy savings for both ventilation and heat, points towards LEED accreditation, and improved air quality, it’s a win-win investment for any company or institution. Call or email us today for a consultation or quote on supply and installation!