Indoor Air Quality & Occupant Health

As part of our building diagnostics during the design stage, we place air quality monitors in a home and let them "soak". This allows us to remotely diagnose issues such as high VOCs, CO, or Radon. Monitoring indoor air quality after we leave is also crucial – you never know when something enters the house that might be a pollutant. Not sure how to classify sweaty sneakers though!

Here’s some data we downloaded from our monitors on a recent project. While most of the readings were OK, it did show high and cyclical readings. We cross-referenced that to the HVAC cycle and identified a poorly performing gas heating system.

ERVs (Energy Recovery Ventilators) facilitate the exchange of indoor air for fresh outdoor air with minimal loss of heat or cooling. They achieve this by tempering the fresh air with the outgoing energy from the indoor air.

Using zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials and coatings during construction ensures a safe and healthy home environment for you and your loved ones.

You are what you breathe, choose clean air!