Catching the Real Culprit

A LOOK AT IAQ AND DUST

It’s like a domino effect. Suddenly, everyone in the office is sneezing. Is it allergies? A cold? There was that exposé about the dangers of indoor mold hiding between walls … it must be mold! That’s it. Time to clear the building. Suddenly, occupants are up in arms over possible causes of their discomfort.


Got Odors? Here’s What NOT To Do

THE TRUTH ABOUT OZONE GENERATORS

When dealing with a foul odor in your building, the first step is to hire a professional to identify the source of the odor and eliminate it. This usually solves your odor issue. However, there are some situations in which unpleasant odors linger long after the offending substance is gone.


No Do-Overs

4 WAYS TO FAIL YOUR LEED IAQ TESTING

One of the most misunderstood aspects of receiving LEED 3.2 indoor air testing clearance is how a building can fail or succeed. At Building Air Quality, we’ve worked on a number of projects in recent years where general contractors have been successful, and other projects where the contractor failed miserably. We know where many mistakes are made and how to prevent them. Here are four mistakes …


Storm on the Horizon

VITAL STEPS TO PREPARE YOUR BUILDING FOR HURRICANE SEASON

It’s been two years since Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas in the worst disaster in the state’s history. In the first 24 hours, two feet of rain fell, giving way to an unprecedented 1,000-year flood event. As one of the costliest hurricanes on record — second only to Hurricane Katrina in


When Interior Decorating Impacts IAQ

HOW IKEA IS SOLVING IAQ PROBLEMS

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 8 million people die worldwide each year due to complications from air pollution. Around 91 percent of people breathe in air pollution that exceeds WHO’s safety guidelines, and it’s not just outdoor air we need to worry about. As air pollution worsens, indoor air quality can also be affected. This is what makes IKEA’s


Feeling the Heat

WHEN WILDFIRES THREATEN INDOOR AIR QUALITY

No, you’re not imagining things. It really is getting hotter out there. There’s been an increase in the number of Texas wildfires over the last few years. Last year, there were over 900 wildfires in the state of Texas alone. Rising temperatures and droughts will likely only make these blazes worse. The biggest threats these fires pose is the loss of human life and immense property damage. However, even if you or your building


Another Country Bans Asbestos

(NO, IT’S STILL NOT THE UNITED STATES)

In 2018, Canada officially banned the use of all types of asbestos and products containing asbestos. This ban was a huge victory for workers at risk from asbestos and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), who spent years lobbying for the change. With this ban, Canada joined 55 other countries who have banned the use of all types of asbestos.


Making the Change

I’ve been with Bohannon Development Corporation since 1999. We’re a family-owned business working primarily in the apartment industry to develop, build, and manage apartment communities. Prior to joining the company, I was in banking. Bohannon Development Corporation was actually one of my clients when I worked


Clearing the Air

COMMON CAUSES OF ODORS IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Calling in an expert to deal with a bad smell can seem like overkill to someone who’s never dealt with an odor problem before. However, bad odors are a serious threat to indoor air quality and should always be taken seriously. Unpleasant odors can damage productivity, create a hostile work environment, and, depending on the source, be potentially harmful. When faced with an odor complaint


Business Logistics of the North Pole

ONE COMPANY YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO RUN 

If you think running your business is tough, try thinking about how Santa operates the North Pole. From least to most complex, here are the four hardest aspects of running an operation that delivers gifts to 7 billion people.