Air Quality & Indoor Environment
Increasingly, as modern buildings become more efficient and airtight, pollutants released from indoor sources are being found at higher concentrations and can impact your building’s air quality.
NettZero can provide you with quick and cost-effective indoor air quality reports, helping you ensure the provision of a healthy and safe environment for your tenants.
Our indoor environment specialists have years of industry experience, providing clients with comprehensive Indoor Air Quality reports and practical indoor environment solutions for your office and retail properties.
NABERS Indoor Environment
The indoor environment quality (IEQ) of an office space is complex and dictated by numerous factors, including lighting, air quality, layout of office, thermal conditions and noise levels. These are all shaped by tenant behaviour, equipment, maintenance practices and building characteristics. The NABERS Indoor Environment (IE) tool measures these IEQ factors, comparing their performance against industry standard benchmarks, scientific research and current market performance of similar office buildings.
does NABERS IE assess?
NABERS measures five key indoor environment parameters, to assess the level of comfort, wellness and satisfaction in a building. The parameters consist of: lighting, indoor air quality, office layout, thermal services and acoustic comfort. The weighting of these parameters differ depending on their impact on occupants.
Meet our experts
Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a long-time interest of mine. As part of my Masters of Sustainable Energy Engineering I completed an extended IEQ research project, and am glad to now be practicing these skills at work.
NettZero has enabled me to work in a ‘hands on’ fashion with our clients to improve their buildings air quality, something I believe is important in any indoor environment. We predominantly work on office buildings and shopping centres, and have completed hundreds of NABERS Indoor Environment ratings over the last four years.
I work closely with the NABERS team and played a major role in developing the current version of the NABERS Indoor Environment rules. The NettZero team, in collaboration with our foundational client Stockland, developed a new methodology for Green Star Performance (GSP) Indoor Environmental Quality assessments in shopping centres. As a result, Stockland was able to improve their GSP rating and I gained valuable knowledge as to how to maximise potential for client GSP outcomes.