Aircuity Optima Portible Monitoring

 for Particulate & Mold Testing

The Aircuity Optima portable monitoring provides 24/7 continuous monitoring of indoor environmental qualities and provides detailed multiparameter reports to inform building operators of needed attention of IEQ issues. Allows for immediate response to odors, cheap spills, employee sensitivities, or other on-site needs for documented verification.

  • mold
  • large and small particulate
  • TVOCs
  • temperature
  • humidity
  • CO
  • CO2

Building Performance Engineering offers response to your HVAC issues within 24 hour of initial inquiry.

Use Aircuity Optima in tandem with Building Performance Engineering formaldehyde testing to provide documentation on LEED flush-out requirements.

One full credit is offered by the US Green Building Council for LEED IEQ credit 3.2 in new and renovated buildings. (EQc3.2 Reqs – NC v2.1)

The goal of LEED IEQc3.2 is to minimize IAQ issues that result from construction or renovation activities in order to improve the comfort and well-being of both construction workers and occupants.  The construction process introduces a number of potential contaminants into the indoor environment including:

  • airborne particulates (dust)
  • dust / debris on surfaces and in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde from sealants, adhesives, paints, etc.
  • combustion products

Many project teams elect to conduct the IAQ testing as opposed to the flush-out because testing can be implemented during the brief window of time between construction completion and occupancy (usually within one to two days). Another advantage of the sampling is that the test results provide objective data that can be used to verify acceptable IAQ conditions in a new building and act as documentation to support the success of the multiple measures used to enhance IAQ in LEED buildings. In our experience, owners can use testing data as an effective tool to communicate project success and the acceptability of IAQ in the new facility with occupants and other stakeholders. Plus, the pre-occupancy test results provide a baseline metric of IAQ conditions in the building that can be used by building managers in the future.

Building Performance Engineering can conduct baseline IAQ testing after construction ends and prior to occupancy using testing protocols consistent with the USEPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air. Successful testing results can assist owners to provide documentation and thus qualify to meet the LEED IAQ EQ 3.2