LEED Testing

A & B Environmental Services Inc. is now offering comprehensive Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) analysis to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system for New Construction (LEED-NC) as an effective alternative for Flushing Out the building for two long weeks.

We conduct baseline IAQ testing after construction ends and prior to occupancy, using analysis protocols consistent with USEpA, to demonstrate that the contaminant maximum concentrations listed below are not exceeded.

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Tests

Contaminant Maximum Allowed Major Indoor Source
Formaldehyde 50 ppbV Composite wood products such as plywood, particleboard, furnishings, wallpaper, durable press fabrics, paints, combustion appliances, tobacco smoke
particulates (pM10) 50 µg/m3 Cigarettes, Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, aerosol sprays, house dusts
Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) 500 µg/m3 paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic
4-phenylcyclohexene (4-pCH) 6.5 µg/m3 Carpets and fabrics with Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 9 ppmV and no greater than 2 ppmV above outdoor levels Unvented/malfunctioning gas & propane appliances, fireplaces, vehicles in garages