level of office based activity and the requirement to minimize
energy usage is putting greater demands on building Heating, Ventilation
and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and on building owners
and managers. Tighter buildings are now being constructed
to reduce the infiltration of outside air through building leakage.
The amount of fresh air introduced through the air conditioning
system is also reduced. In addition, there is now recognition
of the health effects associated with passive smoking and the
problems associated with off-gassing from carpets and modern synthetic
Australia Pty Ltd. offers a comprehensive building health management
service to assist clients to effectively manage the indoor environment
and ensure compliance with their legislative obligations. Our
aim is to ensure that potential health risks associated with the
building environment are suitably managed and comfort criteria
optimised. This is achieved by consideration of the three principal
aspects affecting air quality and comfort: Air Quality Testing,
Building Ventilation Assessment and Cooling Tower Inspection.
of the art technology and instrumentation is used to measure a
broad range of air quality parameters in the building environment.
Such key parameters include:
- Total suspended
organic compounds (VOC's)
Building Ventilation System Evaluations
An evaluation of the
building's ventilation system is performed taking into consideration
location of fresh air intakes in relation to exhausts and sources
of pollution, air supply rates, operating schedules, maintenance
etc. Critical components of the building ventilation systems and
plant are inspected to ensure that design and maintenance programmes
conform with the recognised building alth services guidelines.
Maintenance procedures are reviewed to the requirements of Australian
Standard AS3666: Air-handling and Water Systems of Buildings -