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INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a high profile issue that affects million of workers around the world. The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 30% of new and remodeled buildings world wide can be classified as “problem buildings” – where productivity is impaired by poor IAQ
Many issues can affect building air quality – volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, particulate matter, mold and moisture intrusion, even poor ventilation. These issues often find their way into the courtroom and property owners, occupants, attorneys lenders are all drawn into the equation. The EI Group, Inc. provides comprehensive Indoor Air Quality services, from initial building screening, to air testing, problem building resolution, and litigation support. Our scientists have advised NIOSH, CDC and other federal agencies, on indoor air quality, and have conducted hundreds of problem building investigations.
Let EI professionals assist you in providing effective Indoor Air Quality services, including:
- Baseline Building Air Quality Assessments
- LEED EQ 3.2 Credit Testing and Analysis
- IAQ Management Plans
- Comprehensive Airborne Contaminant Monitoring
- “Problem Building” Investigations
- Employee Surveys and Communications
- Mold and Moisture Intrusion Investigation and Remediation
- Work Plans and Remediation Protocols
- Ventilation Assessments
IN NEED OF OUR SERVICES?
After Hurricane Matthew, the Edgecombe County Courthouse needed immediate assistance and quick guidance following a storm sewer backup in their building. Because the courthouse serves a large community and has a lot of people working inside it, air quality was a large
concern. Once I called EI, they were quick to respond to the job site, had little to no lead time and were able to not only take initial samples prior to the project beginning, but also share results in a day to ease the client’s mind on SERVPRO’s processes. I cannot say enough good things about EI, their quick response and guidance throughout the project was key in my success for restoring the Edgecombe County Courthouse “Like it Never Even Happened.”
If you had a release of a hazardous air pollutant, you would have to notify your authorizing environmental agency under various rules, Federal RMP (112(r)), Title V, or maybe a State Air Toxics regulation. You might even be required to notify the National Response Center (NRC). As of March 23, 2021, you can now add the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) to your “must call” list.