Government to update building code to ensure air quality in AB

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By Robert A. Emmanuel

As civil servants complain about the poor air quality and health and safety conditions at various government buildings, the Cabinet has continued discussions with a team from the Ministry of the Environment to tackle the issue.

Last week, the government’s chief chemist and a chemical engineer met with Cabinet officials to further discuss the challenges.

According to the Cabinet notes, the team informed them that the air conditioning systems, the fiberglass ducts, the poor circulation of air, and the lack of maintenance of the systems all contribute to making several buildings unhealthy.

At the post-Cabinet press briefing, Information Minister Melford Nicholas spoke about the need to change the building code to address some of these issues.

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