Following are 4 simple steps from the Green Business Bureau to help you improve your office’s indoor air quality:
1. Change HVAC filters every month or according to HVAC system guidelines. Effective air filtering provides protection for building occupants.
2. Maintain moisture and humidity levels. Clean water spills promptly, report water leakages, and encourage employees to keep their offices clean. EPA recommends that indoor air spaces maintain humidity levels in the 30-60% range.
3. Ensure proper garbage disposal. Timely disposal of garbage prevents odor and biological contamination of the office environment.
4. Use non-toxic cleaning supplies. Cleaning supplies can release fumes and pollutants that pose a health risk for building occupants. Look for Green Seal Certified, Certified Biodegradable and the Chlorine-Free label on products.