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Indoor Air Quality Evaluations

Chemicals, Mold, Volatile Organic Compounds

Our company has extensive experience with investigations related to general and specific indoor air quality in industrial, manufacturing, and non-industrial environments such as business offices, hospitals and schools.   Air sampling and analysis of non-industrial environments make up the majority of our efforts in determining if an air quality problem does exist.
Air Quality Depictions

Our approach is to listen to the concerns of building occupants (through a contact point), and then interview facilities and maintenance personnel prior to assessing the physical environment to gain the most complete understanding of the possible and most probable sources of air contaminants causing the concerns of the occupants.

With our best understanding of the work environment we will try to identify the environmental conditions causing the symptoms of the occupants by documenting of the levels of air contaminants within the environment and based on the analytical results and observations develop a plan address the air quality within the environment.  The information presented within the plan will be presented in a factual, understandable format, with clear recommendations of actions for the building managers or owners.

Common types of air sampling may include:

  • Aldehyde vapor scans (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, and propionaldehyde)
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) scans
  • Acidic gas scans
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Oxides of nitrogen (NOX)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Bioaerosols including mold, fungi and bacteria in air

LEED Green Building Indoor Air Quality

Industrial Hygiene Resources conducts indoor air quality (IAQ) testing in support of the construction of Green Buildings. This testing and demonstration of compliance with the established criteria would allow you to claim the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), v4 Interior Design and Construction credit.

The LEED program considers indoor air quality, and allows two options to claim credit in this area. Option 2, the indoor air quality assessment, is our specialty and could help you achieve credit in this area.

All testing protocols are formulated in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air”. Per this requirement, we will perform air sampling for formaldehyde, total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), particulates (PM10), and an expanded list of contaminants.

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This same service can also be applied to the evaluation of buildings where occupants have expressed concerns about indoor air quality. Testing of the air can confirm that the air quality is indeed acceptable for occupants. Our testing service uses standardized and nationally accepted criteria for indoor air quality parameters, is efficient, will only require about one day of time on site and will have minimal impact on the operations in your building.