Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations provide evaluations of air quality in public and commercial buildings. Indoor air quality is defined by the representation of concentrations of pollutants and thermal conditions that may negatively affect the health, comfort and performance of the subject building’s occupants.
AEI’s qualified staff inspects facilities to determine if IAQ parameter deficiencies are affecting the comfort and performance of the building’s occupants. The scope of an IAQ survey typically involves a visual inspection, occupant interviews and sampling of the subject building’s temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.
AEI will also conduct an analysis of samples for mold, asbestos and lead and will provide a detailed report of our findings. Depending on the client’s specific needs, AEI can provide services from limited complaint areas to comprehensive building IAQ surveys for sick building syndrome or building related illnesses.
AEI’s parameter standards are taken from guidelines established by the EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and, when applicable, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The IAQ investigation report will summarize the conclusions of all the investigated parameters of the subject building. AEI will provide recommendations as to how to resolve any potential or existing IAQ problems.