ACS, Air Conditioning Syndrome™, and Its Effects on the Human Condition

Author

ARTHUR V MARTIN / SUASANA NYAMAN SDN  BHD

Language

English

Title

ACS, Air Conditioning Syndrome™, and Its Effects on the Human Condition

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

25th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

The entire concept of indoor air quality sustainability has evolved over the past 8 years. Where the main criteria of good IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, was predicated on the tactile response to comfort conditions there is now a deeper understanding of how the unseen and unfelt content of the air plays a more significant role in human wellness than previously understood and simply thinking about comfort has changed. Conventional thinking and the outdated concept of SBS, Sick Building Syndrome has been redefined after nearly 8 years of research to a more definitive understanding called Air Conditioning Syndrome™, or simply, ACS. A building needs to be assessed as a “system” where each component plays a role in the wellness of the occupants and the “greening” of the environment. ACS focuses on the part of that “system” that is the least understood and yet the deadliest, the HVAC. The deadly “Troika” of fungi, Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Penicillium, dominant in tropical and subtropical regions are more deadly than Anthrax with over 5,000 recorded deaths in the US alone from just one of them in a single year. ACS not only defines the issue and scientifically outlines the effects but offers positive solutions.

Keywords

Not Available

Session

Symposium 5C (ICBWI)

Topic

Health Promotion & Wellness Technology