Indoor Air Quality

While ambient (outdoor) air pollution can affect the quality of indoor air in buildings, many other factors also negatively affect indoor environments and the health of occupants. This is especially important as people typically spend more than 90% of their time indoors.

Indoor pollution sources, such as from building materials, furniture and furnishings, or by activities such as cooking, heating, smoking and use of paints, varnishes, cleaning products, air fresheners, etc. are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems.

Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the area. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.

Indoor air pollutants typically comprise:

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Particulate matter (PM)
  • Biological pollutants
  • Moisture
  • Odour
  • Industrial pollutants
  • Ground pollutants, such as Radon

How Our Experts Can Help

Our qualified air quality consultants offer expert advice and assessment of source control, filtration, and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants with the aim of improving a building’s overall air quality. We offer a comprehensive range of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment services, including

    • Air Quality Action Plan (IAQP)
    • Ventilation
    • Volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)
    • Volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (post construction)
    • Potential for natural ventilation
    • Testing and measurement of pollutants in accordance with the relevant standards
  • Fundamental Air Quality
  • Smoke-free Environment
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Construction Pollution Management
  • Enhanced Air Quality
  • Enhanced Ventilation
  • Operable Windows
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Awareness
  • Pollution Infiltration Management
  • Combustion Minimization
  • Source Separation
  • Air Filtration
  • Active VOC Control
  • Microbe and Mold Control
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment
    • Flush-out
    • Air Testing
  • Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
    • Mechanically ventilated spaces
    • Naturally ventilated spaces
    • Mixed-Mode Systems
  • Additional Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
    • Exterior contamination prevention
    • Increased Ventilation
    • Carbon dioxide Monitoring
    • Additional source control and monitoring
    • Natural ventilation room-by-room calculations

Our ‘Building Services Health Check’ is an all-encompassing survey and assessment of Indoor Air Quality & Building Services plant (in terms or condition/compliance/safety/optimisation).

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