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.
Improved IAQ could significantly improve the performance of workers
May 23, 2016
People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores — in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy — than those who work in offices with typical levels, according to a new study.
HLR 1000E offers double-digit HVAC energy savings for buildings in all climates
May 18, 2016
enVerid Systems, developers of the HLR® solution to reduce HVAC energy consumption, announced the availability of its next generation, “all season” system that the company says reduces both cooling and heating energy consumption by 20-40 percent.
It makes recommendations for policy change, including improving IAQ
May 9, 2016
A major report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has laid bare the risks to public health from air pollution, both outdoors and in domestic and work environments.