• Environmental, Sustainability, Health & Safety Assessments.

 


BOMA, LEED and FitWel certifications require air sampling, noise assessments, hazardous building material surveys, chemical storage assessments, green cleaning audits, and water assessments to be completed. The quality of the assessments also play an integral part of ensuring that the organization receive full points for the specific category. 

Manson Methods Inc. are experts at improving organization's green certification level status by ensuring quality assessments. We are successful at helping our clients achieve their certification dreams, by fully understanding the guideline requirements and offering multiple assessments which can be completed together in just one day.

We can complete the following assessments for your organization/building to ensure you achieve the highest certification possible:

Wellness Assessments:

  • Green Cleaning Audits - This is the he audit must include a confirmation that green products are being used appropriately and that cleanliness goals for each space are being met, according to the APPA Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities. 
    • Custodial, and include the following components:
      • Identify appearance level
      • Identify standard spaces
      • Create staffing level summary
      • Create inventory of each space
  • Background Sound Level -  Assessment of the background sound levels generated from exterior and base-building sources in a representative sample of spaces including open plan workspaces, private offices and meeting rooms. Background Noise Criteria (NC) levels must be compared to those stated in the ASHRAE “HVAC Applications” handbook and USGSA Centre for Workplace Strategy “Sound Matters” guidelines: maximum of 40 NC for open plan workspaces, 35 NC for private offices, and 25 NC for meeting rooms.
  • Indoor Air Quality - Key IAQ parameters are sampled, such as, Volatile Organic Compounds, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Particulate Matter Size Fraction 10um, Particulate Mater Size Fraction 5um, temperature, and relative humidity. Air handling equipment is also inspected during the assessment. 
  • Radon - Long term measuresments will be completed. The long term tests are greater than 90 days. The radon samples are placed in accordance with Guide for Radon Measurements in Public Buildings. 

Technical Safety Assessments

  • Chemical Storage - A review will be done of all of the chemicals being stored. Reccomendations will be developed to improve the containment.
  • Hazardous Building Material Survey - Building material will be sampled for contaminants such as Lead, Asbestos, Mercury, Silica, and PCBs. A full review of building material SDS will also be done to determine the presence of hazards material. 
  • Potable Water Testing - Annual testing of drinking water must be done to ensure the occupants are drinking clean water. Drinking water can be measured for a varity of parameters. Usually, microbial factors, certain metals, and aesthetics parameters are sample and analyzed. 
  • Legionella Assessments (monthly) - Legionella is an opportunistic bacteria that can grow in water. Typically, Legionella can be found in cooling towers; however, Canadian Guidelines outline the different types of water equipment to draw samples for (Open Water Fountains, Hot Water Tanks, Cooling Towers, Evaporative Condensers etc.).
  • Ergonomic Approach for Computer Users - Tailoring an employees work station to their body parameters will help reduce the risk of musculo skeletal injruy. Conducting an ergonomic assessment will provide employees with the tools and understanding to be able to set up any work station they will be working at. 
  • Re-enter your workplace (COVID-19 update)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting (COVID-19 update)