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 points can be earned towards certification.
One major category for LEED certification is indoor environmental quality credits. One of the foremost LEED consulting firms in the region that specializes in helping those in search of certification achieve seamless compliance with these requirements is Indoor Environmental Consultants.
“Two specific areas that IEC is frequently called upon to assist with during new construction activities include IEQ Credit 3.1 and 3.2,” said Hollis L. Horner, a LEED Accredited Professional and President of Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. “In order to comply with IEQ Credit 3.1: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan – During Construction, an indoor air quality management plan must be developed and implemented for the construction and pre-occupancy phases of the building. To earn IEQ Credit 3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy, two options are available: (1) a building-wide flush-out of specified duration and volume of air, or (2) indoor air quality testing for carbon monoxide, total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), formaldehyde, and total particulates conducted after all finishes have been installed and before the building is occupied.”
IEC also offers Indoor Environmental Quality Services for LEED 2009 Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) , including:
- Credit 1.1 – Indoor Air Quality Management Program
- Credit 1.2 – Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
- Credit 1.3 – Increased Ventilation
- Credit 1.4 – Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
- Credit 1.5 – Indoor Air Quality Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
About Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc.
IEC began operations in 2001 with some of the nation’s most seasoned professional indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants who already had over 70 years of combined experience. The indoor environmental quality firm specializes in field investigations and assessments of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Their services, related to fungal (mold), chemical, bacterial, asbestos and particulate pollutants, are offered throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Southwest. IEC is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a mold assessment company (ACO0114) and an asbestos consultant agency (100329).