Indoor Air Quality Assessments
Sysco Environmental provides professional, thorough, and scientifically based indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments.
Considering we spend most of our time within an indoor environment, whether that be homes, offices, or commercial buildings & establishments, the quality of the indoor air is a concern to us all.
Repeated exposure to any indoor air pollutants can cause significant health risks to people. It is therefore essential for our wellbeing to ensure that the quality of the indoor living environment is good enough and doesn’t cause harm to occupants.
What are the risks to health from poor indoor air quality?
The people most vulnerable to adverse health effects due to bad air quality include those who spend significant amounts of time indoors, such as those who suffer from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, those who are chronically ill, young children and the elderly.
Short-term health risks of poor indoor air quality:
- Skin and eye irritation
Long term health risks of poor indoor air quality:
- Skin sensitisation
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Damage to central nervous system
What is the process of an indoor air quality investigation?
In the process of the indoor air quality investigation, we will assess the history of the occupants’ symptoms and complaints.
We will inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, assess the spatial distribution of the building’s occupants, and evaluate the sources of potential irritants located both inside and outside the building.
An indoor air quality investigation is a technically-demanding task which involves many stages typically consisting of:
- Testing for fungal spores
- Testing for carbon dioxide/monoxide
- Testing for VOCs / formaldehyde
- Testing for airborne particulates
- Testing for airborne bacteria
Workplace Air Quality Monitoring Services
Sysco's experts have a wealth of experience in monitoring indoor air quality and have an in-depth knowledge of the associated risks to your personnel. We understand the complexities of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and have developed an Indoor Air Quality matrix to help with the analysis of your workplace air quality.
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BREEAM & LEED Compliance Services
Our indoor air quality consultancy offers a comprehensive service to assess indoor air in new developments as part of BREEAM scheme and will advise our clients how to implement steps to ensure a successful completion of the project and award of the air quality credits.
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WELL Performance Verification Testing Service
Sysco Environmental Ltd is an approved WELL Performance Testing Organisation. The performance verification entails a site visit by one of our expert indoor air quality operatives (a WELL Performance testing agent) who conducts the performance tests specified by WELL.
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