Housing Associations


Understanding the difference between indoor environmental quality and indoor air quality

IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) refers to the condition of the air within a building or enclosed space, specifically concerning the health and comfort of the occupants.

It encompasses various factors such as the presence of pollutants, allergens, temperature, humidity, and ventilation.

Good IAQ implies that the air is clean, free from contaminants, and meets established standards for a safe and comfortable indoor environment.

Poor IAQ, on the other hand, may lead to health issues, discomfort, or reduced overall well-being for those spending time in that indoor space.

IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) refers to the overall comfort and health of indoor spaces, including factors like air quality, lighting, temperature, and acoustics.

It focuses on creating environments that promote well-being and productivity for occupants.

Indoor Air Quality focuses solely on air cleanliness, while Indoor Environmental Quality focuses on broader factors like lighting, temperature, and comfort. Aiming for overall wellbeing.

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