IAQ a Key Component for a Successful School Year as Texas Students Return to Classrooms

IAQ a Key Component for a Successful School Year as Texas Students Return to Classrooms

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides indoor air quality testing and consulting services to identify allergens, irritants, and asthma triggers. Over 80,000 students begin classes today at the Austin Independent School District and similar situations are taking place at school districts across Texas. In fact, close to 5 million students at over 1,000 school districts statewide are ready to begin the 2015-2016 school year. School districts…

Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services for businesses and institutions to help prevent employee exposure to asthma triggers. More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma. Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.…

Commercial Property Damage

The professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify building occupant exposure concerns for businesses and property managers.   Each year, billions of dollars are paid to settle insured commercial property damage claims. Many of these claims are due to water damage, fire damage, and wind and storm damage. While damage from any one of these events is often quite visible, they can also create potential…

Even Minor Tornado Damage can Result in Indoor Environmental Hazards

Even Minor Tornado Damage can Result in Indoor Environmental Hazards

The Texas building science professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) help to identify indoor hazards commonly encountered following tornado damage. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in an average year Texas has 137 tornadoes, more than any other state in the country. Less than two months into spring and Texas has already been hit with a number of powerful tornadoes that have…

Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

The IAQ professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify indoor allergens and help to develop solutions for facility managers across Texas. When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building. Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the…

Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides indoor air quality testing services to identify allergens and pollutants that can aggravate COPD conditions. According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, approximately 5.4% of residents in Texas had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a healthcare professional. That equates to over 1.3 million residents of the state that are afflicted by…

Is it Spring Allergies or Indoor Air Quality Issues Causing Running Noses and Itchy Eyes across Texas?

Is it Spring Allergies or Indoor Air Quality Issues Causing Running Noses and Itchy Eyes across Texas?

The IAQ professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify indoor allergens to help allergy sufferers find relief. Last week ushered in the official start of the spring season. After a long and chilly winter in many parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast, people are beginning to enjoy outdoor activities and open doors and windows that have been kept shut for months. During this time…

Winter Allergies & IAQ Concerns Impact Many Texas & Gulf Coast Residents

Winter Allergies & IAQ Concerns Impact Many Texas & Gulf Coast Residents

The environmental professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) are experts at identifying and resolving indoor air quality concerns. The weather across Texas has fluctuated from balmy to extreme cold this winter season. During this time of year, some people who suffer from allergies due to pollen get a break from their symptoms. Unfortunately, the winter weather’s impact on pollen in the air doesn’t mean other…

Texas IAQ Professionals Help to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues during Construction

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides onsite construction inspections to prevent IAQ and mold-related issues from arising in new buildings. Earlier this month, The Southeast Texas Record published an article about a new home builder being sued by a League City woman’s insurance company. According to the article, the lawsuit claims that the builder’s negligence caused multiple water damage events that have totaled over $70,000. Water…

LEED IEQ Certification Services in Texas & the Gulf Coast offered by Indoor Environmental Consultants

LEED IEQ Certification Services in Texas & the Gulf Coast offered by Indoor Environmental Consultants

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides services to help building owners and managers acquire IEQ Credits for LEED certification. Across Texas and the Gulf Coast, a growing number of building owners and management companies have recognized the benefits of obtaining the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for their properties. To obtain this coveted status, there are a number of credit categories where…