Articles Tagged with ''IAQ''

Build Smart, Breathe Easier Program Dedicates First House With Asthma-Healthy Features

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August 15, 2011
The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program was dedicated in Detroit.
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Aug. 11, 2011: AtmosAir Solutions Receives GSA Approval to Sell Products to Government Agencies

August 8, 2011
AtmosAir Solutions, which produces bi-polar ionization indoor air purification products for businesses and homes, has received U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) approval to sell its products to government agencies, including the military.


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Foreclosures Lead to HVAC Opportunities

August 8, 2011
Although foreclosed homes are affordable, they are often in need of extensive repairs and renovation.


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Trends Heighten Need for Humidity Control

August 8, 2011
There are currently several trends converging to make humidity control an increasingly important aspect of a contractor’s sales techniques/profitability.
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Maintenance and Healthy IAQ: The Connection

July 18, 2011
HVAC contractors tell their customers there are many reasons for properly maintaining their furnaces, air conditioners, ductwork, and add-on equipment. A well-running system is efficient and provides greater comfort while saving on energy costs. It is a no-brainer. But an added bonus is the healthy ramifications.
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Feds Launch Action Plan to Protect People From Radon

July 18, 2011
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to launch the Federal Radon Action Plan. The goal is to reduce exposure to radon and mitigate this public health risk.
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IAQ Testing Becomes More Critical

July 18, 2011
Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard - but it can be measured. And the better the method of measurement, the better the chances of reducing contaminant, allergen, and dust levels in the environment.
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IAQ Research Reveals Regional Differences

July 4, 2011
High humidity within homes creates numerous problems. Despite the many home-related humidity issues, there has been little to no measured data available on actual indoor humidity levels in U.S. households. That is why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) to collect data from homes on interior humidity levels.
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HVAC System Helps Hopper Paintings Come Home

June 20, 2011
In celebration of its 40th anniversary as a non-profit center, the Edward Hopper House will exhibit some of the painter’s early works, which are on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art. But before the exhibition could take place, the home first had to meet the stringent climate control requirements of the Whitney Museum.
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Mold Control: Preventing Moisture in Schools During Summer

June 6, 2011
The moisture content in a school’s building envelope can provide the medium that mold needs for incubation and growth. Whether a school is under construction or unoccupied during the summer break, it likely is without an HVAC system to help control moisture. Without humidity control, school buildings can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
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