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Indoor Air Quality Investigations

ACER provides a variety of services related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and has responded to complaints concerning a variety of commercial and residential settings where occupants were experiencing health problems potentially associated with substandard air quality.  Our experience in indoor air quality investigations assures accurate and efficient diagnosis of potential factors contributing to the deterioration of a building's indoor air environment.  In the evaluation of IAQ issues:

ACER follows Guidelines published by a number of organizations including, but not limited to:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers

  • OSHA Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards 55-2013 and 62.1-2016

  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Guideline for the Assessment of Bioaerosols in the Indoor Environment

  • NJDEP Technical Guidance for Investigating Child Care Centers and Educational Facilities

  • New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act (PEOSHA)

  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) S520 Mold Remediation

Firm and Staff Licensing/Certifications Include:

  • New Jersey Licensed Indoor Environmental Consultant (LIEC) (N.J.A.C. 8:50) for Child Care Facilities

  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)

  • National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), Certified Mold Inspectors (CMI's)


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Biaerosol Monitoring
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IAQ investigations are typically conducted in an attempt to identify the source or cause of occupant complaints.  The IAQ investigation process may involve the following:

  • Interviews with affected persons

  • Engineering/Maintenance Staff Interviews

  • Site Inspection

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Indoor Air Sampling

Additional Environmental Consulting Services Provided by ACER:
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