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.
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.