Building ventilation is a critical component of a building and should be periodically assessed to ensure optimal performance. Ventilation system assessments and engineered solutions provide valuable information and benefits to building owners and managers that include operating cost reduction, indoor air quality improvements, occupant comfort, and liability and risk reduction.

RHP’s Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) have extensive experience in evaluating a wide variety of ventilation systems in all types of buildings including schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and multi-family residential buildings, providing unique engineering solutions based on each assessment.

RHP’s core ventilation assessment services include:

  • Local exhaust evaluation – Video time & motion exposure studies
  • Identification of air contamination sources
  • Overall system performance and maintenance
  • Clean room validation studies
  • Fugitive emissions
  • Laboratory hood ventilation studies (ANSI/AIHA Z9.5)
  • Tracer gas testing
  • Air velocity & airflow evaluations
  • HVAC filtration evaluation

Utilizing direct-read equipment to measure key parameters:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Air temperature
  • Air velocity
  • Relative humidity
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Particulate
  • VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

RHP’s COVID-19 Ventilation Program

In early 2020 COVID-19 became front and center initially without much thought to building ventilation and filtration implications. In the midst of the pandemic, RHP has been developing and implementing building-specific infectious disease response programs that include a ventilation and filtration component. The development of credible evidence of SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission from person to person and through airborne particles in the indoor environment increases the importance of ventilation controls as a transmission mitigation measure in all types of buildings including schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and multi-family residential buildings and should be included in an infectious disease response program.

RHP’s experience and expertise as public health scientists and industrial hygienists has uniquely positioned us as a trusted resource for building owners and managers as we work to control the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the built environment.

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RHP Risk Management is a leader in the field of Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Built Environment, Risk Management, Dose Estimation & Analysis, and Exposure Simulation Testing. Our highly trained and sophisticated team of professionals work together seamlessly on small and large projects. Our roster includes certified industrial hygienists, public health scientists, risk assessors, certified safety professionals, field staff, an engineer, an anthropologist, an economist, certified paralegals, and support staff.

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