RIW presents at the National NHS Estates Conference

RIW was present at the National NHS Estates Conference on the 19th April. The conference offered a leading platform to discuss how to transform NHS estates to better meet the financial, operational and clinical demands of staff and patients.

As part of the conference RIW with their partner Iknaia were able to conduct an ‘Indoor Air Quality Monitoring’ study of the venue and then to present those findings during their presentation speech later in the afternoon.

Did you know that we spend more than 80% of our time indoors? And that indoor concentrations of pollutants are often five times higher than typical outdoor pollutants? This is why it’s more important than ever to prioritise indoor air quality (IAQ) as part of a design for a new building or an existing building. 

Dr Philip Webb at the NHS Estates conference

RIW also specialise in providing IAQ sensors that monitor key environmental factors including temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) and particulate matter (PM2.5) to optimize air quality. We can also visit existing premises to conduct an IAQ monitoring study. 

The study found that there were high levels of carbon monoxide in the venue at the start of the conference which was then considerably reduced when the venues air ventilation system was activated and operating throughout the day. Every citizen should have the right to clean air and RIW are determined to breathe innovation into clean air quality to ensure that this is affordable, achievable equitable.