What are the regulatory levels for dust in an indoor workspace?
What are the regulatory levels for dust in an indoor workspace LEED sets their limit at 35 ug/m3 (micrograms per meter cubed), while RESET sets it lower at 15 ug/m3. Specific types of particulate matter like PM10 is more widely monitored for outdoor pollution.
What contributes to healthy and unhealthy levels of dust in the air?
A significant source of indoor air pollution is dust. It’s often associated with outdoor air pollution, but is also produced by human activities like cooking, burning fuel or candles, smoking, as well as hobbies, like woodworking. It can also come from biological sources like mold, mildew spores, or pollen.
What are some common ways that dust levels increase in an indoor environment?
Most often the sources can come from outside (forest fire season is especially bad), but it can also come from indoors through the creation of 3D models, baking, or wood working.
What happens when PM levels increase and it’s not identified or managed?
At the highest levels, particulates begin to fall out of the air so that your cleaning team can wipe them off of surfaces. Managing the filtration system in your HVAC is possibly one of the best ways to manage dust levels.
Airsset will help you not only monitor important air quality factors like PM1, PM2.5 and PM 10 (dust and pollution), but you’ll also better understand the data and get alerts when you need to take action.
Connect to one of our selected air quality devices to a power source.
Connect the device to your wifi
You’re live! Check your real-time air quality dashboard at any time.
With real-time indoor air quality dashboards, you don’t waste any time or resources running inefficient systems or investigating the problem. More data can identify the root problem of any issues faster and easier.
Know when it’s time to take an action as small as opening a window or when there’s a major health or chemical risk in your space. Alerts can be configured by device or for the entire building.
Our team of professionals will provide monthly reporting and recommendations that you can use to improve your building control or HVAC systems for energy and cost efficiencies as well as better indoor air.