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Project Name: Provided an IAQ Assessment
Country: USA
Description: Provided an IAQ assessment of office areas located on the first and second floors of a building used for offices, electronic equipment, and computer networks. The assessment included air constituent and air contaminant monitoring. Also, an inspections of the HVAC system was conducted to identify any buildup from dust, mold, or mildew and to identify possible malfunctions in the systems. The building areas investigated were the Plant Service Center and the Business Office Area. In the Plant Service Center, no air constituents or air contaminants were outside recommended EPA/OSHA/NIOSH limits, but that fresh air intakes were at a minimum setting. Recommendations included a maintenance schedule for HVAC returns and exhausts, balancing of temperature and humidity to the fresh air intake, and reporting of testing results to the building occupants. In addition, it was noted that the light system in the area was localized and this might cause difficulties for people using video terminals. In the Business Office Area, no air contaminants were outside recommended EPA/OSHA/NIOSH limits, but carbon dioxide levels were up to four times the outdoor concentration indicating that fresh air intakes were not adequate for the area. Recommendations included a maintenance schedule for HVAC returns and exhausts, increasing fresh air intake, balancing of temperature and humidity to the fresh air intake, and reporting of testing results to the building occupants. In addition, the removal of a temporary fuel oil tank from the fresh air intake vents on the outside of the building was recommended. Follow-up testing of the area after maintenance changes showed reduced levels of carbon dioxide to within recommended levels.
 

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