Indoor Air Quality Solutions

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Office Indoor Air Quality
Office Indoor Air Quality Assessments
"Healthier Air Starts Here!"

The quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers' comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

An Indoor Air Quality or Indoor Environmental assessment is much more than an inspection for mold and a lot more than the simple collection of a few air samples for mold spores.  The response to indoor air quality complaints in offices must be thorough and include much more than quick grab samples for mold.  
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An Indoor Air Quality Office Assessment must be conducted using a comprehensive whole builidng approach to identify and correct contributors that may be compromising the indoor air quality within the offices.
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To help identify these contributors that may be compromising your Indoor Air Quality, IAQ Solutions measuring the performance of the HVAC System, the ventilation rate, the use and daily activities of the space where the compalints originate.
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IAQ Solutions will measure each room of your office for:
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Temperature                            Airborne Particulate Matter
Relative Humidity Volatile Organic Compounds
      Carbon Dioxide Combustible Gas
Carbon Monoxide Formaldehyde

IAQ Mreasurements

The handheld IAQ Assessment tools listed below allow us to identify contributors that may be compromising your indoor air quality on site at the time of our assessment.  Collecting a few air samples for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality Assessment and sampling the air for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality sample.  Its an air sample for mold spores.


 
Office Indoor Air Quality

Office Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is not a simple, easily defined concept like a desk or a leaky faucet. It is a constantly changing interaction of complex factors that affect the types, levels and importance of pollutants in indoor environments. These factors include: sources of pollutants or odors; design, maintenance and operation of building ventilation systems; moisture and humidity; and occupant perceptions and susceptibilities. In addition, there are many other factors that affect comfort or perception of indoor air quality.
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Controlling indoor air quality involves integrating three main strategies. First, manage the sources of pollutants either by removing them from the building or isolating them from people through physical barriers, air pressure relationships, or by controlling the timing of their use. Second, dilute pollutants and remove them from the building through ventilation. Third, use filtration to clean the air of pollutants.

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Most building occupants will never notice when indoor air quality is “good,” but most can recognize when there is something wrong while spending time in any given place.

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Indoor Air Quality is a problem when the air contains dust and objectionable odors, chemical contaminants, dampness or mold. This can be a result of: the amount of air movement, its temperature and its humidity, the amount of outdoor air supply ofr the ventilation rate.

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General guidelines for achieving good IAQ include:

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  1. Ventilation is in accordance with the current guidelines established in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.
  2. Comfort factors (i.e., temperature, humidity, air movement) in a range that is acceptable to most occupants, such as published in ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.
  3. Mechanical equipment and building surfaces are maintained in sanitary condition.
  4. Significant emission sources, such as large copy machines, are separated from occupied spaces and air intakes.
  5. Major sources of chemical or biological contamination are promptly identified and controlled.
  6. Occupied areas are regularly cleaned and good housekeeping practices are in place.
  7. Operations, maintenance, and construction activities are performed in a manner that minimizes occupant exposure to airborne contaminants.

 
Office Indoor Air Quality Complaints

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The most common complaint is related to temperature: the air is either too hot or too cold. The second most common complaint is about air movement: the air is either too drafty or too still. Other common comfort-related complaints involve humidity: the air is too dry or too muggy.
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Some health-related complaints associated with poor air quality mimic those of the flu or a cold: headaches, sinus problems, congestion, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and irritation of the eyes, nose or throat. Such symptoms are often difficult to associate with the workplace. The indoor environment is usually not the suspected cause of occupant symptoms unless the symptoms are shared by a number of occupants, found to be unreasonably persistent or there is a distinct and suspect odor or other unusual quality to the air.

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Some health-related complaints may be due to allergic reactions. Typical indoor allergens include dust mites, cat dander, and mold spores. When exposed to such allergens, 10 percent or more of the population may exhibit symptoms including sneezing, swollen airways or asthma-like attacks. Individuals with a building-related allergy will experience similar symptoms in other environments if the particular allergen is present in both places.


 
Office Indoor Air Quality Assessment Tools