Glossary of Terms"We solve building-related problems."

Here is a list of acronyms and abbreviations and their definitions. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is something we forgot to list.

  • A2LA - American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • ACR - Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HUVAC systems.
  • AFD - Air Filtration Device
  • AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • AmIAQ - American Indoor Air Quality Council
  • ASHRAE - American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Bioaerosol - (2002) Airborne particles of biological origin
  • CCH - Certified Canine Handler
  • CDC - Center for Disease Control
  • CIE - Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute
  • CFU - Colony Forming Unit
  • CIH - Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • CMDC - Certified Mold Detection Canine
  • CMR - Certified Mold Remediator
  • COC - Chain of Custody
  • CRMI - Certified Residential Mold Inspector (IESO)
  • EMLAP - Environmental Microbiology Accredited Laboratories
  • EMPAT - Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • HEPA - High Efficiency Particulate Air
  • IAQ - Indoor Air Quality
  • IAQA - Indoor Air Quality Association
  • IEQ - Indoor Environmental Quality
  • IESO - Indoor Environmental Standards Organization
  • IHLAP - Industrial Hygiene Accredited Laboratories
  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
  • ISO17025 - The ISO standard for testing laboratories
  • Laser Particle Counter - A measuring device for determining the presence and quantity of airborne particulates.
  • LPM - Liters per Minute
  • MERV - Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value
  • NAFA - National Air Filtration Association
  • NAM - Negative Air Machine
  • NAPCA - National Air Duct Cleaning Association
  • NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • NIOSHC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PAS - Portable Air Scrubber
  • PBB - Parts per Billion
  • PELs - Permissible Exposure Limits - set by the OSHA
  • Plenum - An air compartment connected to a duct or ducts.
  • PPE - Personal Protection Equipment
  • PPM - Parts per Million
  • ULPA - Ultra Low Penetration Air
  • Units - m^3 - cubic meters (e.g. 30m^2 means "Thirty cubic meters") cm^2 - square centimeters
  • VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds