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Air quality monitoring

BRE has a wealth of experience in measuring air pollutants in a wide range of environments, both indoors and outdoors. The results of these measurements are used for:

  • Troubleshooting in buildings and environments with reported air quality issues to identify problems and help provide solutions
  • Providing regulators, managers and occupants with data to demonstrate compliance with health-related and environmental air quality standards
  • Indicating if original environmental design specifications have been delivered in practice
  • Identifying pollutant sources and providing solutions and guidance to reduce emissions and hence improve air quality.

Types of air pollutants that BRE routinely measures include:

  • Gases, including CO, CO2, NO, NO2, SO2
  • Particles (mass concentration and size distribution)
  • VOCs, SVOCs, aldehydes

Environments where BRE carries out air quality monitoring include:

  • Homes and housing
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Offices and commercial buildings
  • Industrial buildings and sites
  • Around construction sites
  • Within aircraft cabins and aircraft flight-decks