COGENT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PTY LTD

Cogent Environmental Solutions is an indoor environmental consulting company. Our mission is to provide you with the relevant information to enable you to manage your indoor environments for optimum safety and health. We do this by providing affordable testing, consulting and industrial hygiene services – specific to your individual needs.

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) refers to the quality of a building’s environment in relation to the health and wellbeing of those who occupy space within it. IEQ is determined by many factors, including lighting, air quality, noise levels and damp conditions.

Indoor environments are highly complex and building occupants may be exposed to a variety of contaminants (in the form of gases and particles) from office machines, cleaning products, construction activities, carpets and furnishings, perfumes, cigarette smoke, water-damaged building materials, microbial growth (fungal, mould, and bacterial), insects, and outdoor pollutants. Other factors such as indoor temperatures, relative humidity, and ventilation levels can also affect how individuals respond to the indoor environment.