University of Tennessee Indoor Air Quality


As part of a building purchase evaluation, we were retained by The University of Tennessee to conduct an indoor air quality evaluation.  Previous sampling in the building exceeded certain residential and industrial US EPA Regional Screening Levels (RSLs) for several VOC constituents. Furthermore, groundwater samples collected near the building were observed with concentrations of tetrachloroethylene (PCE), chromium, and lead exceeding the maximum contaminant level (MCL) and tap water RSL.   Laboratory analytical results indicated that volatile organic compounds (VOC) were detected; however, all constituents with positive detections were found to be below the Regional Screening Levels (RSL) for commercial air.  The report allowed the transaction to move forward.