Indoor Environmental Quality 2017-08-08T18:35:52+00:00

Indoor Air Quality

Topics include: tenant/employee perceptions of IAQ, IAQ basics, indoor pollutants, causes of pollutant buildup, managing IAQ proactively, current standards, building inspections, etc.

Mold in Commercial Buildings1

Topics include: what is fungi, problems caused by mold, mold sources, identification of mold, mold remediation, control/prevention of mold, litigation & regulatory issues, etc.

[1]Training in these categories is an integral part of  LEED Credit 1.1 Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices: IAQ Management Program

 Asbestos Issues

Topics include: asbestos containing materials, impact of asbestos on owners & managers, asbestos disturbances, exposure limits, testing methodologies, regulatory agencies, inspection components, O&M plans, asbestos abatement, etc.

 Lead Hazards

Topics include: historical uses, health effects, sources of lead, identification, testing & inspection of lead, worker protection, lead abatement, disposal of lead, in-place hazard management, O&M programs, etc.

 HVAC Operation & Maintenance

Topics include: A review of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Section 8, which details the best practices for the maintenance, operation and optimization of building mechanical equipment to promote indoor air quality.

  Temperature & Psychometrics

Topics include: A review of the relationship between the physical and thermal properties of air and vapor mixtures, understanding the principles of the psychometric chart, a review of frequently identified moisture and thermal comfort problems in buildings.

 Air Filtration

Topics include: Principles of air filtration, the types of filters and common filtration failures in commercial buildings. A review of the ASHRAE standard 52.2 Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size including relevant terminology, and the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV).