In urbanised societies people spend the majority of their time indoors, at home, work or school. Studies in developed countries have estimated costs from poor indoor environmental quality in the tens of billions of dollars. Indoor environment quality (IEQ) is therefore essential to our health and well-being and for the smooth operation of buildings.
Common causes of poor indoor environments may include ineffective HVAC operation, including hydraulic systems, elevated noise levels, poor thermal comfort (temperature, humidity, and air movement), bad lighting, and in appropriate ergonomics.
With over 25 years of experience developing innovative solutions for our clients HBI are particularly well placed to provide effective outcomes for even the most complex indoor environment problems.
We provide a wide range of IEQ related services that include, indoor air, lighting, noise, thermal comfort and materials assessment as well as water systems quality assessment and monitoring services. Our indoor air quality services include air quality evaluations, occupational monitoring, odour response, plant and HVAC equipment inspections, and NABERs audit and assessment services. Materials assessment services we offer include building audits for asbestos, lead, PCBs, and ozone depleting substances. We also provide water assessment services, including potable and cooling tower water quality checks, and building risk assessments for Legionella hot spots.