Pollution is a worry that organizations and people are waking to globally, but not everyone is aware of indoor Air Quality(IAQ) as a subject of concern. The Pahwa Group of companies which are knowledge-based and technology-driven and offer advanced environmental control solutions were one of the earlier known companies to come up with solutions to combat indoor pollution.
IAQ In India
IAQ as a concept in India was introduced to the Indian HVAR&R industry by Desiccant Rotors International(DRI), a Pahwa Group company way back in 1991. Deepak Pahwa, Chairman Pahwa Group while delivering the keynote address at the 13th Confluence International Conference on IAQ spoke about the increased challenges maintaining IAQ in conditioned spaces with the increased outdoor air pollution.
Pawha expressed modern climate-controlled interiors like offices, homes, malls, hospitals, bus stations and airports where people spend more than 80% of their time. “A sustainable green technology should incorporate concerns of climate change and a crucial new awareness to limit emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide. These are responsible for the phenomenon known as global warming.” Said Deepak Pahwa.
Beijing Olympics And Plausible Solutions
Referring to Pahwa Group’s experience with the deployment of HVAC systems globally, Pahwa spoke of the company’s experience with the Beijing Olympics, where it’s flagship company DRI installed air quality control systems at various sites including the Beijing airport.
He went on to applaud places which deploy renewable energy solutions to tackle the problem of poor indoor air quality. Renewables provide a way to manage the costs of increasingly expensive and finite sources of fossil fuels. Growing awareness of long term problems in the indiscriminate use of fossil fuels, urban planners have begun to look at options such as solar energy, natural building materials, and ecologically effective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
“Working to very clear and stringent specifications, our indoor air handling systems helped save about 80% of energy lost with outgoing air and facilitated an increase in the quantity of fresh air,” Said Deepak Pahwa.