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Indoor Air Quality Plans and Testing can help you achieve BREEAM HEA 02 credits both cost effectively and in line with your project goals. These services are provided by our sister company, HRS Services. Under HEA 02 you can achieve two BREEAM credits: one for carrying out an Indoor Air Quality Plan (IAQP) and one for carrying out Indoor Air Quality Testing.
An Indoor Air Quality Plan is a method of environmental assessment which reduces the risk of health deterioration and building performance by improving indoor air quality. It makes assurances in the planning stage of a project which plan for the existence of ventilation, equipment and construction materials which improve poor air quality.
Your project must be nearing completion, including a fully operational HVAC system, before an Indoor Air Quality Test can be carried out. The test identifies the presence of volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde. Where the levels of these compounds are found to exceed the prescribed limits, it must be identified that appropriate measures have or will be undertaken in accordance with the IAQP to reduce the levels to fall within the limits.
The indoor air quality test is carried out post-construction but pre-occupancy and involves looking for the presence of volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, moulds etc.
BREEAM HEA 02 (Indoor Air Quality) aims to foster a healthy internal environment within a building by employing appropriate ventilation, equipment and finishes. The percentage credit weighting for HEA 02 is about 1% which, so the BREEAM claim in this instance is relatively straightforward.
More information on HEA 02 is available on the BREEAM website.
IAPQ and Testing is a low-cost and effective method of achieve BREEAM credits. For more information on this service for your BREEAM assessment, please visit the HRS Services Limited website.