This course will look at physical factors in a workspace or building which when optimized – per research – are associated with a healthier and productive workspace or building. Some optimized factors are associated with increases in cognition, productivity, improved health and mood and decreased sick days and associated costs. The factors include Air Quality, Water Quality, Thermal Conditions, Dust, Lighting quality, Views, Noise levels, Biophilic Environment, EMF Exposure and Covid 19 transmission factors. This course includes a sample audit of a workspace including: Air Quality: Formaldehyde in air, Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs) in air, Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 micron in the air. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the air, Daylight level and Melanopic Lux, Identification of Electromagnetic field Hot Spots, Sound level and Covid 19 transmission factors.
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH200
Learning Units: 3 LU/HSW hours