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Sick Buildings

When building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified, it is known as "Sick Building Syndrome" (SBS). The costs of poor indoor environmental quality are related to:

  • $100,000 million spent on health costs in the US, $300- $500 per person/year

  • According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality in the work place is likely to be one of the largest threats to corporate survival

  • A 3% drop of work productivity, which equates to an economic loss of billions of dollars each year according to the EPA

  • Materials and equipment damages

  • Occupational liability and legal expenses

Companies could save as much as $58 billion annually by preventing sick-building illnesses and an additional $200 billion in worker performance improvements by creating offices with better indoor air. 

 

Proper management of SBS requires an in-depth understanding of the interior environment.

 

Most common factors related to SBS are:

 

  • Physical aspects, such as temperature and humidity, light intensity and noise

  • Dust and particulates

  • Chemical emissions from new furniture, carpets, paint and wood finishes

  • Biological contaminants such as allergens, viruses and bacteria

  • Improperly maintained air-conditioning systems

 

¡We know what you need!

 

  • A scientific and systematic approach with the most advanced equipment

  • Knowledge of applicable up-to-date regulations

  • Comprehensive investigations that search beyond a single cause

  • Certified laboratory analysis

  • Reliable expertise and confidentiality