Indoor Air Quality

HVAC Maintenance

Date Added Resource Source
Dec 2012

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings

Office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial buildings may develop moisture and dampness problems from roof and window leaks, high indoor humidity, and flooding events, among other things. For this Alert, we define "dampness" as the presence of unwanted and excessive moisture in buildings [AIHA 2008].

May 2011

Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings (2011) (PDF)

This document addresses common topics related to indoor air quality in commercial buildings including: sources of air pollutions, prevention or control of IAQ problems, and applicable standards along with various checklists.

Sep 2008

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Building Ventilation

This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health addresses the importance of building ventilation systems, management and maintenance considerations and tips for employees and building owners.

Feb 2008

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Prevention and Control of Hazards - Industrial Ventilation

This document, provided by CCOHS, is an introduction to industrial ventilation.

Oct 2006

NADCA ACR 2006 (Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems) (PDF)

Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of HVAC Systems (ACR 2006) is an industry standard that has evolved from guidelines, industry standards of care, and research originating from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)along with other organizations dedicated to HVAC system hygiene, remediation and restoration.

Oct 2005

NIOSH Interim Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers (PDF)

The following recommendations will help ensure that HVAC systems contaminated with flood water are properly cleaned and remediated to provide healthy indoor environments. These interim recommendations are based on current knowledge as of September 21, 2005; the recommendations will be updated and revised as appropriate, as additional information becomes available.

Apr 2005

Building Air Quality Action Plan

To promote the use of these straightforward practices to improve IAQ, EPA and other leaders in the IAQ field developed this 8-step Building Air Quality Action Plan (BAQ Action Plan). This additional resource meets the needs of building owners and managers who want an easy-to-understand path for taking their building from current conditions and practices to the successful institutionalization of good IAQ management practices.