Indoor Air Quality

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality Plans and third party Indoor Air Quality Testing are a requirement to claim BREEAM HEA 02. These credits are both cost effective and assist with your project goals. Stroma Built Environment employs Indoor Air Quality Consultants and technicians to sample and analyse the quality of air within an interior space.

Indoor Air Quality services – Why choose Stroma Built Environment?

Stroma Built Environment has developed a full range of testing and environmental assessment services for BREEAM Indoor Air Quality to ensure energy efficiency within a range of buildings. Our testing and assessment teams are fully qualified and can offer consultancy services to maximise the performance of your development.

Our Indoor Air Quality service includes:

Indoor Air Quality Plan

The Indoor Air Quality Plan reduces the risk of health deterioration and building performance by improving indoor air quality. It makes assurances in the design stage of a project which plan for the existence of ventilation, equipment and construction materials which improve indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Third Party Testing)

Your project must be nearing completion, including a fully operational HVAC system, before an Indoor Air Quality Test can be carried out. The sampling identifies the presence of volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), including formaldehyde.

Where the levels of these compounds are found to exceed the prescribed limits, to claim the BREEAM credit it must be identified that appropriate measures have or will be undertaken in accordance with the IAQP and the consultant’s report recommendations to reduce the levels to fall within the limits

The Indoor Air Quality Testing is carried out post-construction but pre-occupancy and involves looking for the presence of TVOCs and Formaldehyde.


What is BREEAM HEA 02?

Under HEA 02 you can achieve two BREEAM credits: one for carrying out an Indoor Air Quality Plan (IAQP) and one for carrying out third party Indoor Air Quality Testing. BREEAM HEA 02 (Indoor Air Quality) aims to foster a healthy internal environment within a building by employing appropriate ventilation, equipment and finishes. The percentage credit weighting for HEA 02 is about 1%, so the BREEAM claim in this instance is relatively straightforward.

Stroma Built Environment employs qualified BREEAM Assessors who can advise on achieving a full range of BREEAM credits for your project.

Our services include:

Life Cycle Costing


Acoustic Consultancy

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies

Request a quote for Indoor Air Quality services

An Indoor Air Quality Plan (IAQP) and third party testing are low-cost and effective methods of achieving BREEAM credits. Contact our friendly Estimating Team to request a quote for BREEAM services for your project. You can also select to receive information about our complementary testing and assessment services to allow Stroma Built Environment to provide compliance support throughout your project.

Complementary Services

Life Cycle Costing