indoor air quality

UL’s Indoor Air Quality Services Now Available Via GSA

  January 20, 2022

By Dan Hounsell

UL recently announced that its services addressing healthier and more sustainable indoor spaces are now available through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). UL’s Healthy Building Services can be ordered directly from the GSA’s Advantage Catalogue and cover a breadth of indoor environmental advisory services. 

“As government agencies move to pre-pandemic facility occupancy levels, demand is growing for healthier indoor spaces,” said Sean McCrady, director of asset and sustainability performance, and real estate properties with UL. “Government building operators will need to address tenant and occupant concerns by creating indoor environments that support occupant health and well-being. UL is here to help.” 

UL’s experience, science-based review process, and multidisciplinary team in the healthy building space have the expertise and testing capabilities in a range of services. These include: 

Indoor air quality assessment, including but not limited to HVAC system inspections, ventilation, and filtration 

  • ASHRAE Standard 188 compliant legionella risk assessment for building spaces to establish water quality for both human consumption and waterborne pathogens 

  • Lead in air, paint, and water testing 

  • Mold and moisture surveys 

  • Radon testing — short or long term. 

GSA processes streamline the government sales process with pre-established pricing, terms, and conditions that government buyers can buy from a company. Based on the GSA contracted terms, UL’s Healthy Building services are available across agencies, are open-ended, and have no set amount for the number of services available to order. The purchasing government entity will receive a 5 percent service discount if five or more buildings need air quality testing and analyses. 

While federal agencies use GSA contracts to purchase products and services, state and local governments also may use GSA purchasing power for their needs. UL’s Healthy Building services are available for purchase by federal, state, and local governments. Special disaster recovery service purchases are also available through this contract. 

Dan Hounsell is senior editor, facility group.


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