We use the Latest IOT-IAQ sensor
To know the air you breathe, you need to constantly monitor it 24/7 without fail. Changes in indoor air occur differently based on occupancy, weather conditions, time of day and even on weekends when the air conditioner is off. These factors affect the decisions made by the building management for the recommendation and implementation of various solutions like increasing fresh air supply, automated temperature controllers, air purifiers and sanitizers, or other devices that will help improve the indoor air quality of the space.
*The Workplace Safety and Health Council of Singapore has released “Guidelines on the management of IAQ on Buildings“.
Unlike other IAQ testing processes which depend on a single scheduled (spot-on) test to capture data, our “Real-time Indoor Air Quality Assessment” method relies on hourly, daily and monthly data sets to ensure the veracity and timely reporting of information to our customers using our proprietary data analytics methodology and a dashboard that is available on the cloud via a mobile app or PC.
Each month ARID Indoor Air Solutions will tabulate the data that are gathered from the sensors installed in various locations to give the decision-maker an actual account of their Indoor Air Quality that will result in an executable action plan to address unhealthy air issues in the office or any commercial establishment.
*ARID Indoor Air Solutions ensure that your establishment is fully compliant with “Singapore SS554 Standard” for Healthy Indoor Air.
What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the world’s most extensively utilized and recognized green building rating systems. It provides a comprehensive set of standards that can be used from new construction through sustainable operations and maintenance. Since its introduction in 1993 by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the number of LEED-certified projects has continuously increased, with almost 140,000 certified buildings in different countries.
It is recognized as an indicator of sustainable expertise and excellence internationally. It guides investors, company owners, and facility managers on how to optimize a building’s efficiency, reduce operating expenses, enhance the building’s value, and ensure the comfort, health, and safety of tenants.
Is IAQ an Important Factor in LEED Certification?
With standards ranging from entryways to office furniture, LEED v4.1 provides helpful indicators of optimal indoor air quality. LEED focuses on best practices for establishing good IAQ during design and construction of new buildings, as well as enhancing interior air quality in existing buildings. Some of the key requirements for indoor air quality highlight the following:
- Air Quality monitoring: CO2 and TVOC
- Ventilation: Maintaining temperature and humidity setpoints
- Use of Low-emitting Products and Materials
As companies work on reintegration plans and improvements to better support occupant health after the COVID-19 outbreak, the LEED Safety First pilot credits for existing buildings were added to the latest version. The pilot credit seeks to enforce the existing standards on IAQ and provide guidance to building managers on IAQ improvements that can mitigate the risk of virus transmission. This includes monitoring and measuring air quality parameters such as relative humidity, carbon dioxide and particulate matter concentrations.
Pathway to LEED Certification
Green buildings offer many benefits, including the ability to create a sustainable workplace. Green buildings help the environment by saving water, energy, and natural resources, and they also benefit business owners by enhancing productivity and reducing absenteeism due to improved health. These significant advantages are the reasons why LEED was developed, which has since driven a worldwide trend towards healthy and well-designed buildings for occupants.
Under LEED v4.1, there are three key areas where ARID & uHoo can be your valuable partner in earning the prescribed points:
- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
- Indoor Air Quality Assessment
- Indoor Environmental Quality Performance (includes thermal comfort, lighting and acoustic performance)
For the three key categories, LEED awards points for indoor environmental quality strategies such as increased ventilation, monitoring of parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, light, and sound; and source control and monitoring for gases and pollutants such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). READ MORE
ARID Indoor Air Solutions can help you achieve LEEDS Certification using our accredited device and certified assessments.