Good and effective ventilation is an important component of building design. A poorly ventilated space can lead to a host of problems that impact both the building and its occupants.
For instance, the air trapped inside a badly ventilated office building will become stale and humid over time, with the poor air quality not only reducing productivity but also aggravating cardiac and respiratory illnesses in extreme cases.
Queensland is particularly prone to mould problems, which can be exacerbated by condensation build-up, resulting from a lack of adequate ventilation. Inhaling mould spores can cause a variety of health issues such as allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Additionally, interior spaces are at risk of indoor pollutants when the ventilation is inadequate. The build-up of CO2 in the air is a serious issue in occupied spaces such as offices and schools. High levels of CO2 have been shown to decrease a person’s cognitive ability and increase headaches along with other potential health issues.
A simple solution is to ensure that the building always has optimal air exchange and a healthy indoor climate.
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