Frequent Questions

What will the BASE data tell me about my particular building?

The BASE study was not designed to give specific information on any individual building or to produce the type of diagnostic data needed to evaluate the nature, validity, or cause of IAQ complaints. Rather, the data collected in this study is expected to provide normative IAQ data and obtain baseline symptom rates in typical office buildings; establish standardized testing protocols; allow examination of relationships between symptoms and building characteristics; develop hypotheses to investigate sick building syndrome; and provide a stronger scientific basis for policy makers to develop guidance on building design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Read more about the BASE Study at www.epa.gov/iaq/base

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