Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

What is BREEAM? BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. When a building is built or has undergone extensive restoration, it is important that the sustainability of the building is assessed, rated and certified.  In this instance we were invited to a redevelopment site in Brighton. The site is a six-storey redevelopment of [...]

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Indoor air quality assessment in Nottingham

Indoor air quality assessment in Nottingham

What is the HQM assessment scheme? The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs. Our client, based in Nottingham contacted us and requested that we carry out an [...]

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Conducting an assessment of Indoor Air Quality

Conducting an assessment of indoor air quality

Reports of adverse health symptoms Most recently, we were in Luton where we were asked to conduct an assessment of the indoor air quality in an apartment. Our client contacted us with concerns for her health as she had reported experiencing adverse health symptoms which include blood clots and respiratory irritations. These symptoms were first [...]

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Indoor Air Quality testing to BREEAM Standards

Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

What is BREEAM? BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. When a building is built or has undergone extensive restoration, it is important that the sustainability of the building is assessed, rated and certified.  In this instance we were invited to a food distribution centre in Warrington. An office block had recently been [...]

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Assessing Indoor Air Quality in a School

Assessing indoor air quality in a school

Concerns regarding Indoor Air Quality Employees working in an IT technical support room in a school, had made reports of frequent eye irritations, dizziness, headaches and migraines. Their employer contacted us and requested that we carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality to see if this was the cause. The property was a [...]

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Indoor air quality assessment in regards to Formaldehyde

assessing indoor air quality in regards to formaldehyde

What is Formaldehyde and where is it found? Formaldehyde has many medical and industrial applications. The ubiquitous low-molecular weight substance is volatile and can be found indoors as well as outdoors. It is found extensively in textiles as well as in building products used in commercial and residential buildings. Millions of us are unknowingly exposed [...]

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Breeam test for school redevelopment

breeam test, school, cambridge

Sysco Environment Limited was recently asked to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality for the purpose of the BREEAM assessment scheme. The overall objectives of our assessment were to measure the concentration of formaldehyde in the indoor environment and to measure the total volatile organic compounds in the indoor environment. In addition, we [...]

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BREEAM air quality test in London St. James’s Market -Regent Street

breeam, formaldehyde, voc, london

Recently we were requested to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality at a two-block, seven-storey commercial development in central London. We needed to assess the indoor air quality against the BREEAM assessment scheme and ensure that the indoor air quality was fit for inhabitation. Each building consisted of 7 open plan floors. The [...]

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Breeam formaldehyde and VOC indoor air quality testing in Cambridge

breeam formaldehyde and voc test cambridge

Recently Sysco Environmental Limited was requested to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality at a three-storey office building in Cambridge. The indoor air quality was assessed according to the BREEAM assessment scheme, which has well defined limits to levels of contamination. It was our job to measure the concentration of formaldehyde in the [...]

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Formaldehyde exposure in an apartment from newly installed furniture

indoor air quality & formaldehide

One of my clients living in the central London areas has ordered and installed large in build wardrobes in his apartment. The unit were manufactures abroad in a third world country and therefore the therefore the manufacturing process and more specifically the wood treatment process was likely to be poorly controlled. My client has become [...]

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