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By Joseph F. Gustin

Addresses all problems with facility administration and gives a large number of established principles, methods and examples for effectively and cost-effectively dealing with facility operations.

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Soil gas including radon; underground fuel tank leakage; previous use contaminants—landfills—and pesticides. • Moisture or standing water promoting excess microbial growth which can be found in crawlspaces and rooftops after a rainfall. Some indoor air quality problems can be solved quickly by in-house personnel, while others are complex and may require the assistance of professionals and/or mechanical engineers. EQUIPMENT The equipment that is responsible for indoor air quality includes the HVAC system and non-HVAC equipment.

Also important to tenant/occupant/worker satisfaction/morale is the organization itself—the workplace practices, management practices and style that is inherent to the organizational style. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION The key to effective management is effective communication. It is also true with managing the IAQ of a facility. S. , building management, staff, tenants, contractors); and • establishing an effective system for logging and responding to complaints should they occur. Provide Accurate Information Communication can prevent many indoor air quality problems if staff and building occupants understand how their activities affect indoor air quality.

Draperies, bedding, carpet, and other areas where dust collects may accumulate biological contaminants. Standards/Guidelines No federal government standards exist for biological contaminants in the indoor air environments for schools and office buildings as of 1999. (Continued) 40 The Facility Manager’s Handbook Figure 4-2. Common Indoor Air Pollutants (Cont'd) Health Effects Mold, dust mites, pet dander/pest droppings or body parts can trigger asthma. Biological contaminants, including molds and pollens can cause allergic reactions for many people.

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