Aereco to partner with IGBC for better Indoor Air Quality
Europeans spend on average 90% of their time indoors, inside buildings where pollutant levels can be 2 to 5 times higher than those found outside. While studies have long shown the impact of indoor air quality on health and productivity, the global pandemic has led to a renewed interest in this topic. It has showed that indoor air quality is of critical importance and cannot be taken for granted.
Simon Jones, Commercial Director UK and Ireland at Aereco said: “Aereco is committed to act for a sustainable future for people and the planet. We have been working with the Irish Green Building Council for years on projects such as the development of the Home Performance Index certification and look forward to strengthening this partnership further”.
Pat Barry, CEO at the Irish Green Building Council added: “We are delighted to count on a new gold member such as Aereco, which will strengthen our work in making our buildings healthier and more energy efficient. This partnership level is for companies who really commit at a strategic level to sustainability and want to work with us to achieve it”.
The Home Performance Index (HPI) is Ireland’s first national certification system for quality and sustainable residential development. The label was developed by the Irish Green Building Council after extensive consultation with the industry. The Home Performance Index certificate demonstrates that the home has been designed and constructed with care to ensure low running costs, enhance the health and wellbeing of the occupants and minimise environmental impacts.
About the Irish Green Building Council:
The IGBC is Ireland’s leading authority on green building best practices with a network of over 160 green building organisations spanning the entire built environment industry. The IGBC is affiliated with the World Green Building Council. This is a network of over 80 national Green Building Councils worldwide with a total membership of over 27,000 of the most progressive international organisations and businesses making it the largest organisation globally influencing the sustainable building market.