Indoor Air Quality

NV5 is among the most experienced indoor air quality consulting firms in the United States, having performed IAQ evaluations at thousands of facilities, spanning 47 States and Canada, all from our offices in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Although specializing in office and commercial facilities, we have performed IAQ evaluations in numerous medical, educational and residential environments, as well.

We use only qualified, experienced and certified field personnel in the performance of our field evaluations, and our surveyors use only state-of-the-art contaminant detection equipment. Due to daily variations of indoor air contaminant levels, NV5’s standard operating protocol for the evaluation of indoor air quality is to measure a host of environmental comfort factors at several times of day, in multiple locations throughout a facility. In this manner, we can provide the most accurate IAQ evaluation possible. Using direct-reading instrumentation, NV5 can make judgments and test hypotheses while on site, limiting the need for return visits and extended sampling protocols, thereby giving our clients the most accurate and cost-effective IAQ information possible.

Standard IAQ evaluations are tailored to individual requests and/or occupant complaints, but generally include measurement and evaluation of at least the following:

  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Total Airborne Particulate
  • Total Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Moisture/Mold Evaluation
  • HVAC Inspection
  • Historical Documentation Review

The results of the data measurement are compared to recommended indoor air quality guidelines, as published by ASHRAE, EPA, ACGIH, AIHA and OSHA.