IEQ=Occupant comfort in a building environment. Poor IEQ, especially from air quality concerns, is a serious concern for homeowners, employers and building managers, potentially creating a loss in health, time, money and government penalties. IEQ Investigations are most often requested prior to renovation or transfer of property, as well as to address employee complaints or Building Related Illnesses. 

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Our Site Surveys Typically Include:

    - Observations Within and Around the Building Envelope
    - Conduct Occupant Interviews
    - Develop a Sampling Protocol
    - Recommend Solutions

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What is indoor environmental quality (IEQ)?

The quality of the air and environment inside buildings - homes, schools, workplaces - that contribute to a healthy and comfortable place to live and work. The air can be influenced by chemical, biological, and physical agents that may come from occupant activities, building materials or may be naturally occurring.

Why is IEQ important?

  • Inside air can be many times more polluted than the outside air.

  • People spend 90% of their time inside.

  • Can impact health - asthma and other respiratory diseases, eye and nose irritations, headaches, dizziness, fatigue.

Why now?

  • Tighter building construction and reduced levels of outside air brought inside for energy conservation.

  • New building materials—glues, particle board

  • New construction techniques

  • Increased awareness

What are some things that can affect the quality of the indoor environment?

  • Temperature

  • Insects, Rodents

  • Dust/Dirt

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)

  • Mold

  • Bacteria/viruses

  • Moisture

  • Chemicals

  • Ventilation

  • Allergens