Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is defined as the quality of the air in an indoor environment. Concerns with IAQ have increased since energy conservation measures were instituted in office buildings during the 1970s. The release of gases or particles into the air in conjunction with inadequate ventilation is the main cause of IAQ problems. Complaints about IAQ range from simple complaints such as the foul odours to more complex situations, where the air quality causes illness and lost work time.

It may not be easy to identify a single reason for IAQ complaints because of the number and variety of possible sources, causes, and varying individual sensitivities. There are two basic types of IAQ problems; Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building Related Illness (BRI). SBS refers to health effects for which no specific building-related cause has been established. BRI refers to health effects for which a specific building related cause has been established. The difference between the SBS and BRI is frequently dependent on the investigator.

IAQ Services provided by EcoVision: 

• IAQ Investigations
• Air Monitoring for the following substances: Biologically derived airborne contaminants, Asbestos,  Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Total particulates, Volatile Organic Compounds, Formaldehyde and Gluteraldehyde. 

EcoVision's IAQ Management Program Development 

EcoVision conducts investigations and sampling, provides documentation and expertise to ensure a healthy, productive work environment. Our fully qualified staff have high standards and ensure that sampling is conducted in accordance with standard methods and protocols outlined by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), ACGIH, AIHA, ASHRAE, Health Canada, Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CALA) and strict internal quality control protocols. EcoVision only uses certified laboratories with a proven track record for sample analysis.



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