Market being driven by growing awareness of the importance of IAQ
March 25, 2016
The global market for ventilation fans, which stood at $1.6 billion in 2015, is forecast to reach $2.4 billion by the end of 2023, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent between 2015 and 2023, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
Study is being funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
February 29, 2016
Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works) has announced a collaboration with researchers from the University of Oregon and the Oregon Research Institute on a new study designed to measure the connection between energy efficiency improvements and IAQ.
Whether it’s through the use of UV light, whole-home IAQ solutions, or commercial-grade air-filtration equipment, the following case studies showcase ways contractors have solved IAQ problems at both the residential and commercial levels.
Manufacturers are addressing this demand head-on by creating and adapting products that are accessible to both contractors and consumers with an eye toward digital displays and functions that can be updated and expanded in the years to come.
Plasma Air International is showing its PlasmaSoft 2.0 IAQ Procedure Software, which calculates and compares contaminant levels for a particular space using both ASHRAE's Ventilation Rate Method (VRM) and the Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) providing for the reduction of outside air intake.
Aprilaire Wi-Fi Thermostats with SmartIAQ were designed with both HVAC contractors and their customers in mind. With SmartIAQ, homeowners can control all aspects of indoor air: temperature, humidity, air purity, and fresh air from a single, easy-to-use app.
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.