What are the regulatory levels for VOCs in an indoor workspace?
LEED sets their limit at 500 ppb (parts per billion), while BOMA sets it higher at 1,000 ppb. Specific types of VOCs have regulatory levels within OSHA and other workplace safety standards.
What contributes to healthy and unhealthy levels of VOC in the air?
Generally, levels below 400 ppb are recommended and can be maintained with adequate ventilation of filtration technologies. New carpets, paint, cabinets and items like this (often printers as well) are sources of VOCs.
What are some common ways that VOC levels increase in an indoor environment?
There is almost always a source of VOCs in the air. Sometimes it’s someone perfumes, new carpet or another source like a printer.
What happens when VOC levels increase and it’s not identified or managed?
Certain types of VOCs like formaldehyde have been proven to lead to adult onset asthma over time, while others can have more immediate effects like xylene that will cause you to tear up (while also having a strong effect on your lungs).
Airsset will help you not only monitor important air quality factors like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 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.