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Analytical + Environmental / Building Sciences

Pace® Services for Building Sciences

Pace® Building Sciences provides analytical testing for evaluating and controlling health hazards in the built environment. The largest American-owned laboratory network, Pace® has the breadth and depth of capabilities to test indoor environments, systems, and materials. Our testing services cover microbiology and organic and inorganic contaminants in water, soil, and air as well as on surfaces and in products. In addition, we provide water management plans and consulting services for healthcare and other facilities to help ensure the safety and well-being of all building occupants.

Pace® Supports the Work You Do

Pace® routinely partners with building science professionals across an array of industries to provide accurate, timely testing of environmental contaminants. Our deep expertise and diverse service offerings support the work of professionals and organizations, such as:

Environmental Contaminants

Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, and human health can be attributed to the health of our buildings. Pace® provides indoor environmental testing services for many different contaminants and industrial hygiene goals.

Diagnosing Sick Building Syndrome

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “sick building syndrome” is the most important cause of job loss and low performance for office workers worldwide, and addressing sick building syndrome can enhance productivity. Addressing the problem in businesses, congregational living facilities, and other public spaces can also improve the health, well-being, and comfort of occupants and visitors, while lowering the liability risk for building managers.

Pace® provides testing services to help organizations diagnose the problem and provide essential insights into the best way to address the challenge.

Waterborne Pathogens

Clean, safe water is essential in the built environment for both human consumption and for many industrial processes. Pace® testing services can detect many waterborne pathogens and the conditions in which biological contaminants thrive.

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Legionella Outbreak Response Services

Cases of Legionellosis, the disease caused by the bacterium Legionella, have been on the rise in the U.S. for the past couple of decades. If you suspect an outbreak, our expert Legionella outbreak response team is available 24/7. We can help you quickly determine if Legionella is present in your water systems, create a remediation strategy, and even work with you on your communications to the public.

Pace® Asbestos Testing Services

Asbestos abatement remains a primary objective for built environments, especially those constructed before the 1980s and undergoing renovation or demolition. Asbestos fibers impact indoor air quality and are known to cause asbestos-related health risks, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. More recently, asbestos has also been found in drinking water systems, stemming from the decay of water mains constructed of asbestos-containing cement.

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To learn more, download our info sheet on testing for lead and copper in drinking water:


about our environmental testing services for lead in air, soil, paint, and dust.

Testing for Lead and Copper

The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by limiting allowable levels of lead and copper in the nation’s drinking water systems. Revisions to this rule made in 2021 require Community Water Systems to test for lead and copper in the drinking water within daycare facilities and elementary school buildings. In addition, replacing lead and copper pipes in drinking water systems has become a high priority in the United States, with public funds allocated toward the goal. 

Pace® also provides environmental lead testing for compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations designed to limit lead exposure, especially in environments where children and vulnerable populations reside or spend time.

Specialty Services for the Built Environment

Pace® also provides specialty services for specific types of buildings based on the goods or services they provide. Healthcare systems, highly regulated manufacturing industries, and others rely on Pace® not only to provide safe and healthy facilities but also to ensure their operations are compliant with environmental regulatory requirements.  

Water Management Planning

Pace® provides water management planning services to a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, assisted living, hospitality, manufacturing, data centers, and more. Whether you need a full-service solution or have a limited project, our water management planning consultants will work with you to ensure your project requirements are met. Our portfolio of solutions includes:

  • Full-Service ASHRAE 188 Water Management Plan Development
  • Environmental Risk Assessments
  • Plan and Policy Audits
  • Water Infection Control Risk Assessment (WICRA)
  • Onsite Sampling
  • Implementation Services

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Cleanroom Certification

Pace® cleanroom certification and testing services help ensure optimal conditions within controlled environments. Whether launching a new space or maintaining existing facilities, our service portfolio helps satisfy safety and compliance standards, including Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Institute of Environmental Sciences Technologies (IEST), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

We also provide certification and qualification services for cleanroom equipment, such as biosafety cabinets, fume hoods, laminar flow hoods, compounding isolators, compressed gas and air lines, and other equipment with specific user requirements.

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Environmental Monitoring

Even if your facilities do not require cleanroom levels of sterility and control, environmental contaminants and fluctuations in conditions like temperature, air pressure, and humidity can impact product quality and employee productivity. Pace® provides ongoing environmental monitoring services to help ensure a comfortable, healthy working environment for your employees and that conditions remain within the parameters required for quality control.

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USP <797> Testing and Analysis

Pace® sample culture and analysis services help compounding pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare providers adhere to USP <797> guidelines to ensure the safety and efficacy of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). Our analysis services include:

  • Gloved Fingertip Sampling
  • Media Fill Testing  
  • Aseptic Competency Testing
  • Viable Air Sampling
  • Viable Surface Sampling 

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ASSE 12080 Certification Training

Pace®, along with a partner, offers live, virtual training for the ASSE 12080 Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist Certification Training. ASSE 12080 certification is vital for individuals tasked with developing, implementing, and managing risk assessments and water management plans targeting Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. 

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Pace® Environmental Certifications for Building Sciences

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