IAQ - Indoor Air Quality Testing & Assessment in Sydney
How do you know if your indoor environment has good air quality?
Engage JMB Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd to conduct indoor air quality testing at your home, office, school, hospital or any other indoor environment.
We can assist with the following:
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Inspections and Assessments
- Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) as per AIRAH and AS 3666
- Odour Investigations
- NABERS Indoor Environment (IE)
- NABERS Energy and Water Ratings
- GREEN STAR Ratings
- WELL Building Certification
Today, many workers spend long periods of time indoors, in air-conditioned buildings. However, if the air conditioning system is not maintained, a number of problems, some potentially lethal, can occur.
Studies have shown that increased sick leave and lower productivity can be related to poor heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Indoor Air Quality monitoring involves data capture of indoor pollutants, such as PM10, PM2.5, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and comfort factors such as indoor temperatures (oC) and Relative Humidity (%),and various other contaminants.
Over the last decade, green building standards and standard-setting organisations have made significant strides towards the market transformation of the building industry.
The results are not only a rapid expansion of green buildings and environmentally conscious building practices, but also a significant increase in the awareness and importance that human health and wellbeing play in the evolution of building standards.
We live in a time where human health and comfort is moving to the forefront of building practices, and organisations must acknowledge that they must make buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also better for the building occupants.
This is achieved in part by implementing strategies, programs and technologies designed to encourage healthier, more active lifestyles and reducing occupant exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants, and other health and productivity hazards from noise, heat or cold, ergonomic stressors or psychological stress.
With the current pandemic, and the seasonal bushfire atrocities seen in Australia, Indoor Air Quality and adequate ventilation have never been more important as they are today.
Adequate ventilation reduces how much virus, particulate or other building contaminants are is in the air. From a COVID-19 stance it helps reduce the risk from aerosol transmission. The risk from aerosols is greater in areas that are poorly ventilated or areas that have poor indoor air quality.
Aerosol transmission can happen when someone breathes in small particles in the air (aerosols) after a person with the virus has been in the same enclosed area.
Your ventilation is likely to be adequate to minimise the risk of COVID-19 aerosol transmission if the rooms or spaces in your building(s) are:
- used within the occupancy limits specified in the building design, and
- have a sufficient fresh air supply to meet the current minimum building standard. You can get advice from a competent ventilation engineer or, as a precautionary approach, operate your system on the maximum air flow rate
- Assessing the risk of aerosol transmission
- Adequate ventilation can look different depending on the workplace or setting.