Boston Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust, and co-development partner, Hines, announced that Salesforce Tower is now the tallest building in San Francisco and will soon be the tallest office building west of Chicago. It features an HVAC system that will distribute outdoor air to each floor.
Although its genesis occured more than 60 years ago, the threshold of what IAQ can do for the average HVAC company hasn’t been crossed by many. The industry is estimated to exceed $5 billion in revenue within the next four years. This is an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.
The IAQ equipment segment is expected to demonstrate the highest rate of growth
October 7, 2016
The IAQ market in the U.S. totaled $7.8 billion in 2015, is forecast to reach $8.3 billion in 2016, and grow to $10.8 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report from BCC Research.
The business benefits of healthier buildings are getting increased attention
October 3, 2016
Building owners, developers, managers, and investors in the U.S. are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings, according to a new SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Delos.
Vast majority in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO’s limits
August 22, 2016
With poor air quality remaining a major public health problem in many cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new report aiming to encourage countries to take more actions that will reduce the negative impact of air pollution.
Thirteen paper sessions with 60 papers are included
August 15, 2016
The keynote speakers for the IAQ 2016 Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices Conference have been announced. The conference, co-organized by ASHRAE and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), takes place Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia.
The benefits of going green will be experienced by residents of River Pointe, a new senior apartment community built to National Green Building Standard (NGBS) requirements. CertainTeed’s SoftTouch™ duct wrap insulation will play a role in delivering that experience, as 24,000 square feet of the product has been installed.
Conference provides a forum for discussion of the latest research and development
June 16, 2016
ASHRAE announced that papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and IAQ in humid and arid hot climates. The Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 26-27, 2017, in Doha, Qatar.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for new building technology projects led by small businesses — four of which are aimed at improving IAQ — that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards are for $150,000 each.