The impact of failing internal fiberglass duct lining can lead to IAQ complaints from occupants that may be dismissed or not properly identified and corrected. This presentation will review two case studies that will show the impact of internal fiberglass duct lining on occupants and methods of cleaning and improving the ducts.
What causes poor IAQ? What are the negative effects? And most importantly, what can be done to achieve cleaner indoor air? This article will attempt to shed light on these questions so we can all breathe a little easier.
Designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ
January 15, 2016
Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water, and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures used in the five buildings receiving ASHRAE Technology Awards.
Those actually responsible for shaping the future of IAQ products have taken notice of the swelling public interest, and trends in the marketplace show products are becoming more interconnected and accessible to the average consumer.
Even among professionals, there is not a clear understanding about cost and impact of IAQ
December 28, 2015
There is quite a bit of confusion about the costs and benefits of IAQ improvement — even among building designers, engineers, managers, owners, and tenants — according to a survey by Drexel University researchers.
Study shows there is no longer a tradeoff between energy efficiency and IAQ
December 1, 2015
A new study finds that doubling the ventilation rate in typical office buildings can be reached at an estimated annual energy cost of between $14 and $40 per person, resulting in as much as a $6,500 equivalent in improved productivity per person per year.
Will assess the air quality of a dwelling before and after weatherization retrofits are applied
November 17, 2015
Illinois Institute of Technology and Elevate Energy, a nonprofit organization that designs and implements energy efficiency programs, announced they are teaming up to study the impact of outdoor pollution and weatherization on IAQ and chronic health issues in U.S. homes.
The conference is the 18th in the ASHRAE IAQ series
November 16, 2015
A call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices,” co-organized by ASHRAE and Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), has been extended until Nov. 30, 2015.
Guideline 24-2015 provides information on achieving good IAQ that goes beyond Standard 62.2
September 16, 2015
With recent research showing that ultrafine particles are more hazardous to human health than originally thought, higher-efficiency filters should be used, according to the newly published 2015 version of ASHRAE’s residential IAQ guideline.
Focusing on only one can come at the cost of the other
September 7, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says you can breathe easy in its net-zero energy house. After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight construction, IAQ in the two-story home that serves as a laboratory is better than the IAQ in new, conventionally built houses.