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Bergmann to perform indoor air quality audits in NYSERDA pilot program

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To aid in efforts to create safer work environments for both workers and customers, NYSERDA is conducting a pilot program to evaluate how to provide COVID-Safe Indoor Air Quality in an energy efficient manner.

National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann was recently awarded one of a limited number of contracts from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to perform Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) audits for three clients: The Harley School, St. John Fisher College and AXA Towers. This work will provide building surveys and audits of mechanical equipment to evaluate the existing conditions of HVAC systems, with a focus on indoor air quality.

This fast-tracked project comes on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses begin to reopen and require updates and continuous maintenance to HVAC systems, seating and circulation, materials of construction and workplace procedures. At the very onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Bergmann anticipated the needs of our clients to provide a safe and energy efficient workplace, helping to develop comprehensive return-to-work plans and strategies specifically targeted towards commercial facilities. An often overlooked element, quality HVAC systems can aid in mitigating this airborne infection.

This pilot program is scheduled to be completed in December 2020.


For four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 450 professionals spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning. For more information, visit