A Guide to Better Air Quality and Commercial Design

We believe improving air quality inside commercial buildings has never been more important. However, it’s particularly apt following the growing media interest in the impact of outdoor air quality in the UK, this year’s National Clean Air Day and an update to the UK Building Regulations; which had a key focus on improving ventilation and reducing indoor air pollutants.

It’s also great that we have partners that believe this too, which is why we’ve worked with Area, one of the UK and Europe’s most progressive and successful workplace design and fit-out specialists for the contents of a brand new guide ‘Best practice design for better air quality in commercial buildings’. Bringing together experts from both organisations, our collaborative paper’s tailormade for tenants looking to navigate this tricky process.

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What air-related questions to ask when searching for your space

When searching for the right building as part of your next office move, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to air quality. To help you narrow down your search, try asking the following questions:

  • What is the Outdoor Air Quality [ODA] rating in the area?
  • What is the ventilation rate and why’s it important?
  • Is the building naturally or mechanically ventilated?
  • How old is the current mechanical system?
  • What are Air Handling Units and where should they be located?
  • How many years do the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems last and when should they be replaced?

But that’s just the start! For more key questions, and a breakdown of useful accreditations to look out for, download the full guide.

Area’s new Windsor Studio, one of our latest AirScore’s, achieving Gold certification

What does our guide feature?

  • Key questions to ask when looking for a new commercial space
  • What to consider when finding a new commercial space
  • Optimising your layout for improved IAQ
  • How to effectively split your fit-out budget when considering IAQ
  • Other elements to consider as well as further resources and advice you can apply to your space today

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