MEP engineering plays an integral role in providing a healthy indoor space for occupants. In addition to the basic improved personal and community health, creating a quality indoor environmental space is one of the main drivers of improving productivity, (see COGFX studies by the Harvard Chan School of Public Health). New and affordable technology allows for the accurate assessment of air, water and light qualities, allowing engineers access to new design strategies that reduce capital costs, operating costs and yield a healthier environment. In addition, the new tech generates tremendous amounts of useful data that allows for better operations and meaningful reports communicated to the occupants.
In response to pandemic concerns, the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) has published a “Heath-Safety Rating” system for addressing post-COVID needs, to complement their WELL Building Standard for human health and wellness, and the Center for Active Design has created the “Fitwel Viral Response Module” system to complement their Fitwel building rating system (created by the CDC).
TLC WELL APs and technical engineers are well versed in air, water, and light quality design strategies and can engineer air, water and light systems to assist owners in meeting their indoor environmental quality targets. In addition, we can guide owners through the WELL and Fitwel certification process.
Take a look at some of our new Building and Occupant Wellness Guidelines that TLCer Brian Lomel has developed!