Indoor Air Quality Testing (BREEAM)

Indoor Air Quality Testing (BREEAM)

APT Sound Testing is a specialist UK provider of indoor air quality services such as post-construction air quality testing and indoor air monitoring services. Having assisted a great many customers in gaining their BREEAM and other compliance credits, our air quality plan and BREEAM air quality testing services have proven very successful.

As well as helping you to gain your initial (BREEAM) credit, by testing the indoor air quality our engineering team can also produce a bespoke indoor air quality plan to support your BREAAM application.

Our plans offer the following benefits:

  • Advice on removal of contaminant sources
  • Dilution and control of contaminant sources
  • Procedures for pre-occupancy flush-out
  • Informative checklist to help you prepare for the third party testing
  • Third party testing and analysis
  • Advice on maintaining Indoor Air Quality In-Use

Looking to Attain Additional BREEAM Credits for Indoor Air quality under BREEAM Hea02

There are clearly defined stages when working to achieve extra points for BREEAM Hea02. The first stage is the air quality plan and the second stage is the indoor quality testing. Here we provide a quick explanation for each of these stages.

Stage 1 – BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Plan
The BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Plan reduces the risk of health deterioration and building performance by improving indoor air quality for the end user. It makes assurances in the design stage of a project which plan for the existence of ventilation, equipment, and construction materials that improve indoor air quality for the buildings occupiers.

Stage 2 – BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Testing
Your project must be nearing completion, including a fully operational HVAC system, before an Indoor Air Quality Test can be carried out. The sampling identifies the presence of volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), including formaldehyde.

Where the levels of these compounds are found to exceed the prescribed limits, to claim the BREEAM credit it must be identified that appropriate measures have or will be undertaken in accordance with the IAQP and the consultant’s report recommendations to reduce the levels to fall within the limits.

Contact APT Sound Testing today on 01525 303 905 or visit their website for more information about their professional Indoor Air Quality Testing services.

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