The importance of monitoring indoor air quality became glaringly clear in the past years, marked by a worldwide pandemic and multiple lockdowns that made us all reconsider our lifestyle, as well as the buildings where we live and work.
Without need for such an extreme reason, we should all be deeply concerned with the daily quality of our indoor spaces, as that is where we spend most of our time, writes Dr Eleonora Brembilla, Delft University of Technology and Chair of the TM68 Committee.
Most issues with what we call Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) are actually not that extreme or sudden, but instead produce slowly-progressing discomfort or health conditions. People do not necessarily recognise that there is an issue until much later, sometime too late, or they do not have direct control on their surrounding environment, for example in open-plan offices.
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