indoor environmental quality concern News

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Winter Season Creates Indoor Environmental Concerns for Many

    During January and February, many parts of the country experience their coldest temperatures of the year.  Even in places many think of as hot deserts, such as Phoenix and Palm Springs, temperatures can reach freezing temperatures at night.   Cold weather results in people using furnaces and sealing up their homes, offices and schools to keep out drafts.  During the winter, and in ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New York Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

    New York City and the surrounding area have some of the most valuable and high-density real estate in the country. As these properties age, or are reconditioned for new uses, construction and remodeling activities bring new life and economic value to these residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Often times, these construction activities take place while parts of the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Health Concerns Following Water Damage

    So far in 2013, there have been numerous destructive flooding events across the United States.   With the hurricane season here, even more areas will likely have to deal with flooded homes, schools and businesses as the season progresses.   Moisture and water can enter a building and begin causing problems in many ways. Local flooding is an obvious concern, but leaking roofs ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Spray Foam Insulation in Puerto Rico Raises Indoor Air Quality Concerns

    The use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in residential and commercial properties in Puerto Rico has grown in recent years.  SPF offers excellent insulating properties and has the ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and works well to reduce airborne sounds coming through walls, floors and ceilings.   The U.S. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

    Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in nearby homes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Winter Brings Heightened Concerns over Indoor Air Quality Issues

    During the cold winter months, people tend to spend an ever greater portion of their time indoors.  It is during this time of the year that several unique indoor environmental issues can cause health and safety concerns for people in homes, schools and office buildings.   Common winter complaints may include issues related to overly dry air, stuffy rooms, and odors.  Some building ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Insurance Industry Targets Indoor Air Quality Concerns to Minimize Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that can trigger health problems and increase risks and liabilities.  There have been thousands of lawsuits brought be people claiming to have been injured by living in, or working around, places with IAQ problems.  Both commercial and residential properties are subject to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Damage Claims & Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses indoor environmental concerns that may be associated with some types of property damage insurance claims.   “Some of the most common homeowners insurance claims revolve around ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns after a Fire Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network released the 18th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from mold, asbestos, radon and Legionella, to the latest video about indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns following a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • E-Cigarettes and Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) could be causing concerns indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns.   In addition to nicotine, other substances may be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hailstorms, Property Damage and Potential Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses hailstorms and the billion dollars worth of property and crop damage that occurs each year in the United States.   “Following a hailstorm, property owners should check for signs of damage,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Identifying Environmental Concerns in Property Leases

    Today’s turbulent real estate market has many people who would otherwise purchase residential or commercial properties now turning to leasing.  For many, leasing provides them with the flexibility and the ability to move into a property when the market is uncertain and purchase finance options are not always available.   Both landlords and potential tenants need to do their ...

  • Tropical Storms, Property Damage & Indoor Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how tropical storms can create property damage that results in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems for building occupants.    Although tropical storms may be less menacing in the minds of many as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sewer Gas and Indoor Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses indoor exposure concerns associated with sewer gas.   “Components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Caused by Lightning Strikes in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s tropical climate means year-round warm weather and the frequent possibility of lightning storms for residents of the islands. As lightning passes through the air it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun according to the National Weather Service.  As lightening makes contact with the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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