Whether it’s gram negatives/Legionella, staph/MRSA or other microbial growth, mitigation begins with design decisions.
Our MEP design team has significant experience in addressing these issues, which become not only threats to the life and health of building occupants, but also liabilities to facilities.
While these facets are the ones often highlighted in regards to indoor air quality, many facets are less publicized. The most basic facet, maintaining suitable space temperature and humidity is just as important. Maintenance of a suitable indoor environment directly affects the productivity of those who work within that environment. Considering that in the life cycle of a building, productivity is valued more than construction costs, and construction costs are greater than design costs, it is apparent that small investment in the design phase yields a significant payback.