Where an organisation used for the analysis of indoor air or emissions from building products is not accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, the organisation must be accredited, either by a national accreditation body, or by a member of any one of the following accreditation groups:
The accreditation must specifically cover the analysis of indoor air or emissions from building products.
Where the sampling is undertaken by any party other than a company which is accredited as above, they should provide a brief report justifying the following:
- The sampling methodology used
- Appropriate environmental conditions during the sampling
- The number and location of samples taken
In such cases, this report should be provided to the BREEAM assessor and submitted as supporting evidence for this Issue.
24/06/2022: Updated to differentiate between sampling and analysis requirements. 07/05/2021: Added clarification regarding alternative qualifications 10/05/2021: Updated scheme applicability