Is your project registered under the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) scheme? If so, APT Sound Testing’s Indoor Air Quality Consultants can help your project to achieve credits and reach a desired BREEAM rating for Take a look through our specialist BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Testing services to find out more.
BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Assessment Services
The criteria of BREEAM Health and Wellbeing subcategory Hea 02 ‘Indoor Air Quality’ and Pollution subcategory Pol 02 ‘Local air quality’ require the knowledge of an Indoor Air Quality Test company to carry our Hea 02: Post-construction Indoor Air Quality Testing.
If your project requires indoor air quality testing, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team who can discuss your requirements in more detail or visit our Indoor Air Quality Testing services page.
BREEAM Credits Associated with Hea 02 ‘Indoor Air Quality
The internal environment of new or refurbished buildings, can pose a health risk to occupants. This can occur as a result of the emission of harmful pollutants from materials used during the construction and finishing works, such as sealants, paints, and furnishings. The building can also be compromised by improperly designed ventilation that can lead to a build-up of airborne compounds.
Collectively, the odours and poor ventilation, can lead to a deterioration in the quality of internal air and lead to adverse health effects for those exposed, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and skin problems as well as eye, nose and throat irritation. Higher concentrations may be even more problematic causing irritation of the lungs, as well as damage to the liver, kidney, or central nervous system. Long-term exposure may also cause permanent damage to the liver, kidneys and/or central nervous system. That’s why it’s essential that Indoor air quality testing is carried out prior to building handover.
What is BREEAM Hea 02 Indoor Air Quality Testing?
BREEAM Hea 02 ‘Indoor Air Quality’ details an approach to reducing internal pollutant concentrations during design and construction phases of a project. This minimises potential emissions and exposure to harmful indoor pollutants, which leads to the improvement of the internal environment of new and refurbished buildings along with the health and wellbeing of its occupants.
For further information, please read our latest BREEAM guidance blog, along with our BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Test Page.
WE are the BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Test Experts
APT Sound Testing has a large amount of experience in the provision of BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Testing services. This ensures we are able to address all elements of Hea 02 ‘Indoor Air Quality’. We have supported a wide range of BREEAM projects within the commercial and industrial sectors. These have included projects such as the British Museum and the Heals Building in Central London.
Please contact a member of our IAQT team today on email@example.com to find out more about how we can help with the indoor air quality aspect of your BREEAM project, development or visit our case studies to review recently completed projects such as the Heals Building in London.