Indoor Environment Quality

As our modern lifestyles have driven us indoors and it is estimated that we now spend as much as 90% of our time indoors, the indoor air quality (IAQ) is a growing concern.

Poor  indoor air quality can result in health problems, which may result in a substantial cost burden. The key components of Indoor Environment Quality that can affect the health and well-being of your facility’s occupants include
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Light and outlook
  • Acoustic Comfort
  • Radiation
  • Décor; and
  • Layout and ergonomics.

At UIS SEDIBA Laboratory we can assist you with the measuring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that relates to the Indoor Environment Quality. VOCs can be present as a results of hazardous building materials or other chemicals used in the building. The most significant source of formaldehyde is, for example, wood products for cabinetry, furniture and sub-flooring. Tests are normally required when you are experiencing one of the following issues:

  • Occupants of your building are dissatisfied with the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ).
  • There is an unidentified health issue in the building that require information and resolution.
  • You need a Green Star Accreditation.
  • You want to meet new marketplace IEQ demands for your facility
  • You are uncertain how to assess and improve your IEQ.