Many of us spend a large majority of our lives indoors whether that be at home or at work. Consequently, it is important that building design provides a comfortable environment for its occupants.
Our surroundings, including the air we breathe, has a direct impact on our wellbeing. When considering building design, it is essential that good quality indoor air and adequate ventilation is taken into account. It is a well-known fact that outdoor air pollution is harmful to our health, yet indoor air quality is rarely considered. This is important in commercial building design as it helps improve productivity.
HVAC plays a major part in ensuring occupancy comfort. The implementation of an effective and sustainable HVAC system must be well-thought-out if it is to deliver cost-saving benefits and ensure the comfort and wellbeing of its building’s occupants.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning contribute to internal environmental conditions, such as air quality and energy consumption. A poorly maintained HVAC system can result in higher energy usage, operational overspend and have a detrimental effect on occupants productivity and wellbeing.
A HVAC system is not only important for maintaining a comfortable temperature for occupants, but ventilation also minimises pollutants in an indoor environment. A good ventilation system will ensure that air constantly changes within a space to improve its quality.
Regular maintenance is important for HVAC energy efficiency and occupant comfort within a building. Yet, the manual monitoring of boilers, chillers, fans, and air delivery elements can be a costly and inefficient task.
A more efficient and cost effective solution to controlling a building’s environment and comfort conditions can be achieved by using a building automation system.
Speak to our experienced team at Next Controls who alongside our sister company, AXON, can help you to achieve occupancy comfort through your HVAC strategies.