In today's society an indoor environment that is conducive to productivity and profitability is essential. These environments change over time and require a careful proactive approach to achieve. More and more, our customers are realizing the importance of maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) in their buildings. Many companies investigate IAQ complaints as they arise and few monitor IAQ indicators regularly. However, the current trend for organizations is the establishment of an IAQ Management Plan for their facilities. This plan is designed to integrate monitoring, operations, maintenance, along with building staff training.
CES consistently provides the highest standard of mechanical engineering and services to ensure comfortable, efficient, and healthy indoor environments. We have established a procedure for successful IAQ improvement. This procedure helps guide our customers through the IAQ problem identification and resolution processes. To supplement our services, CES offers IAQ training modules that particularly benefit those responsible for facility management.
Typically, indoor air quality (IAQ) problems are caused by lack of (comfort temperature and humidity), lack of air circulation ("stuffiness" or "stale air"), biological contaminants (such as, mold, fungus, bacteria), or chemical contaminants (chemicals used in the work space or chemicals emitted from materials in the workspace). When confronted with indoor air quality complaints, the goal is to identify likely causes of the problems and eliminate the reason for the problems. Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is capable of performing Indoor Air Quality Assessments in a cost-effective and timely manner.
The indoor air quality assessment consists of qualitative and quantitative diagnostics. The assessment begins with a review of existing building records including operating instructions and maintenance records for HVAC systems, facility operations and maintenance schedules and procedures, drawings, test and balance reports, and Material Safety Data Sheet review. The initial review of records is followed by a thorough visual inspection of the facility and HVAC systems. During the visual inspection, IAQ problem indicator checklists will be used to narrow the range of possible sources. Basic indoor air quality parameters including, temperature, humidity, and CO2 measurements will be taken to evaluate thermal environmental conditions. Other measurements including tests for carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and formaldehyde will be taken using direct reading instruments. Air flow characteristics and pressure relationships are also evaluated through the use of smoke-testing equipment.Testing for microbial contaminants will also be performed. Air samples will be gathered and sent to an AIHA EMPAT accredited laboratory for analysis. All information obtained from the indoor air quality assessment will be organized into a solutions-oriented final report.
CES's multidisciplinary team consists of an Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, a Professional Mechanical Engineer, a Building Automation and Controls Specialist, HVAC service technicians, and an AIHA EMPAT accredited laboratory.
- Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality & Indoor Environmental Quality Testing, Diagnostics, Consulting and Remediation
- Building Science Studies regarding moisture and infiltration issues
- Design Engineering Services
- Mold Remediation Plans for Schools and all Commercial Buildings
- Pre-Lease & Pre-Purchase IAQ/IEQ Building Inspections & Reports
- HVAC System Hygiene and Duct Cleaning
- Building Diagnostics & Solutions
- Cooling Tower Testing, Cleaning, Decontamination & Refurbishing
- Comfort Trouble-Shooting
- Innovative IAQ/IEQ Training Seminars including "Effective HVAC Maintenance"
- IAQ Compliance Investigations
- HVAC System Hygiene Inspections
- Color Video Duct Pipe Inspections
- Duct Cleaning and Systems Remediation
- Customer Training
- Full Service Mechanical and IAQ Consulting c/o Building Management/ Facilities and Management Companies
- EPA Documentation
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