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Healthy Buildings

Healthy buildings refer to structures designed, constructed, and operated with the well-being and health of occupants as a primary consideration.

Healthy buildings are crafted to promote physical, mental, as well as social well-being while minimising negative impacts on the environment. At Anglo Nordic we offer a range of products and solutions designed to promote a healthy building. 

The nine foundations of a healthy building

At Anglo Nordic we offer solutions for seven of the foundations. Just hover over the boxes to find out more.


Maintaining indoor temperatures within a comfortable and healthy range to promote physical comfort and well-being.

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Controlling indoor air pollutants such as particulate matter, to ensure clean and healthy air for occupants.

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Providing access to natural light and outside views to help mental well-being, and overall occupant satisfaction and productivity.

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Controlling humidity levels and preventing moisture intrusion to mitigate the risk of mould growth and indoor air quality problems.

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Monitoring and maintaining clean and safe water to prevent contamination and protect occupants from waterborne illnesses.

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Providing high-quality outdoor air circulation to dilute indoor pollutants and maintain a comfortable and healthy environment.

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Implementing strategies to minimise noise pollution, which can impact occupant comfort, productivity, and overall well-being.

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Healthy Buildings

Thermal Health

Healthy buildings maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and humidity levels, ensuring occupants feel neither too hot nor too cold.

Thermal health refers to maintaining indoor temperatures within a comfortable and healthy range to promote physical comfort and overall well-being. Several key components contribute to thermal health within a building. Just click on the heading to find out more:

These systems regulate the indoor temperature to ensure it remains within a comfortable range for occupants. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are commonly used to achieve this.

Proper insulation helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures by preventing heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in hot weather. Insulation materials are installed in walls, ceilings, and floors to improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

Good air circulation is essential for distributing heated or cooled air evenly throughout a building. Adequate ventilation systems help prevent stagnant air and maintain a comfortable indoor environment.

Proper humidity levels are important for thermal comfort. High humidity can make indoor spaces feel warmer than they actually are, while low humidity can lead to dryness and discomfort. HVAC systems often include features for controlling humidity levels.

Materials with high thermal mass, such as concrete or brick, can absorb and store heat, helping to stabilise indoor temperatures. Incorporating thermal mass into building design can contribute to thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

Windows play a significant role in regulating indoor temperatures. Energy-efficient glazing and window treatments help minimize heat transfer, reducing the need for heating and cooling.

Individual preferences for temperature can vary, so allowing occupants some control over their immediate environment, such as adjustable thermostats or personal fans, can contribute to overall thermal comfort.

Building design factors such as orientation, shading, and landscaping can also impact thermal health by influencing solar heat gain and natural ventilation.

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Air Quality

Healthy buildings control indoor air pollutants such as particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other contaminants to ensure clean and healthy air for occupants.

At Anglo Nordic we offer a range of solutions to improve the quality of air in buildings. These include air filtration systems, such as HVAC filters, that help capture particulate matter, dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants, preventing them from circulating in the indoor air. As well as smart air quality monitoring systems.

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Lighting and Views

Healthy buildings incorporate ample natural light and light bulb technology that protects.

Natural light is a fundamental consideration for a healthy building, but our products help improve the health of occupants further. Our light bulbs are, well, smart. They eliminate a range of pollutants thanks to their scientific development and design.

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Moisture Management

Healthy buildings control humidity levels and prevent moisture intrusion to mitigate the risk of mold growth and indoor air quality problems.

There are a number of component parts to an effective approach to moisture management. Just click on the relevant headings to find out more about each one.

Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, leading to water vapour turning into liquid water. Condensation can promote mould growth and cause structural damage. Proper insulation, vapour barriers, and adequate ventilation help prevent condensation from occurring.

Maintaining optimal relative humidity levels (typically between 30% and 60%) is essential for occupant comfort and health. High humidity levels can foster mould and mildew growth, while low humidity can lead to discomfort and respiratory issues. HVAC systems, dehumidifiers, and moisture-absorbing materials help regulate indoor humidity levels.

Effective building envelope design and maintenance are crucial for preventing water intrusion from rain, snow, or plumbing leaks. Properly sealed windows, doors, and roofs, along with adequate drainage systems, help keep moisture out of the building.

Activities such as cooking, bathing, and laundry generate moisture indoors. Proper ventilation in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas helps remove excess moisture and prevent it from accumulating in the building.

Choosing building materials that are resistant to moisture damage helps prevent mould growth and structural deterioration. Moisture-resistant paints, coatings, and sealants are commonly used in areas prone to moisture exposure.

Any signs of water damage, such as leaks, stains, or musty odours, should be promptly investigated and repaired to prevent further moisture-related issues and mould growth.

Regular inspection and maintenance of building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, and roofing, are essential for identifying and addressing moisture-related problems promptly. Monitoring indoor humidity levels and moisture content in building materials helps ensure that moisture levels remain within acceptable limits.

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Water Quality

Healthy buildings monitor and maintain clean and safe water sources to prevent contamination and protect occupants from waterborne illnesses and other health hazards.

Maintaining high water quality standards is essential for protecting the health and well-being of building occupants. Here are some key aspects of water quality management in healthy buildings:

Plumbing System Maintenance
Regular inspection and maintenance of plumbing systems are essential for preventing contamination and ensuring the integrity of the water supply. This includes checking for leaks, corrosion, and buildup of sediment or biofilm in pipes and fixtures.
Preventing Legionella Growth
Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires' disease, can proliferate in stagnant water systems, such as cooling towers, hot water tanks, and decorative fountains. Implementing water management plans, including flushing protocols and temperature control measures, helps prevent Legionella growth and transmission.
Lead and Other Contaminant Monitoring
Lead pipes and plumbing fixtures can leach lead into drinking water, posing a significant health risk, particularly to children and pregnant women. Regular testing for lead and other contaminants, along with replacing outdated plumbing materials, is essential for maintaining safe water quality.
Emergency Preparedness
Developing contingency plans for water supply disruptions, water quality emergencies, and natural disasters ensures that building occupants have access to safe drinking water during emergencies.
Environmental Considerations
Minimising the environmental impact of water usage, such as reducing water waste, implementing rainwater harvesting systems, and using water-efficient fixtures, contributes to sustainability and conservation efforts.
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Building Ventilation

Healthy buildings provide high-quality outdoor air circulation to dilute indoor pollutants and maintain a comfortable and healthy environment.

Effective ventilation is crucial for promoting the health, well-being, and productivity of building occupants. Here are some key aspects of building ventilation in healthy buildings:

Ventilation systems bring in outdoor air to replace indoor air, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, oxygen-rich air. This helps dilute indoor pollutants, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and odors, and provides occupants with a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

Once outdoor air is brought into the building, it needs to be distributed evenly throughout the indoor spaces. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, ductwork, vents, and diffusers help circulate the air efficiently to ensure uniform ventilation and maintain consistent indoor air quality.

Exhaust ventilation systems remove stale air, moisture, and pollutants from indoor spaces and expel them outdoors. Exhaust fans are commonly used in areas prone to high humidity, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, as well as in industrial settings to remove fumes and contaminants generated during manufacturing processes.

Ventilation systems play a crucial role in controlling indoor air pollutants by diluting and removing contaminants from the indoor air. Proper ventilation helps reduce the buildup of allergens, mould spores, dust, and other harmful substances that can adversely affect occupants’ health.

In addition to supplying fresh air and removing pollutants, ventilation systems also help regulate indoor temperature and humidity levels. Proper ventilation helps prevent overheating, excessive moisture buildup, and condensation, which can lead to mould growth and indoor air quality problems.

In areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, such as urban environments or industrial zones, special considerations may be needed to ensure that outdoor air brought into the building is adequately filtered and treated to remove pollutants before being circulated indoors.

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Noise Control

Healthy buildings Implement strategies to minimise noise pollution within the building environment, which can impact occupant comfort, productivity, and overall well-being.

Effective noise control is essential for creating a comfortable and productive atmosphere for building occupants. Here are some key aspects of noise control in healthy buildings:

Soundproofing measures, such as adding additional layers of drywall or installing acoustic barriers, can be used to create barriers that block or absorb sound and prevent it from entering or exiting a room or building.
Acoustic Design
Architectural and interior design elements, such as room layout, surface finishes, and furniture placement, can influence the propagation of sound within a space. Designing spaces with sound-absorbing materials, diffusers, and acoustic panels can help reduce reverberation and improve speech intelligibility.
HVAC Noise Control
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can contribute to indoor noise levels. Proper design, installation, and maintenance of HVAC equipment, along with the use of sound-attenuating components such as dampers and silencers, help minimize noise generated by HVAC systems.
Occupant Behaviour
Educating building occupants about noise-generating activities and promoting considerate behaviour, such as using headphones in shared spaces, minimising loud conversations, and avoiding disruptive activities during designated quiet hours, helps maintain a peaceful and harmonious indoor environment.
Environmental Noise Mitigation
Implementing landscaping features, such as vegetation buffers or sound barriers, and utilising building orientation and site planning strategies to minimise exposure to external sources of noise, such as traffic or industrial activities, helps mitigate the impact of environmental noise on building occupants.
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So why not talk to us about our solutions for Healthy Buildings

If you’d like to find out more about our approach and experience in creating healthy buildings please do get in touch.