The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the IAQ and ventilation products we found on the show floor.
Zone register terminals (ZRT) introduce flexibility and dynamic control to central exhaust ventilation systems. Each ZRT is a combination grille/register box, control damper, and optional constant airflow regulator.
It takes a bit of ingenuity and a healthy dose of elbow grease to transform a 30,000-square-foot abandoned Sears auto center into a 91-point LEED Platinum certified office space, but that is exactly what Bremerton, Wash.-based Rice Fergus Miller (RFM) Architecture did.
Most new installations of grilles and diffusers involve a suspended ceiling grid, but some installations require surface mounting. Square ceiling diffusers and filter grilles can present the biggest challenge. Here are some recommended guidelines and solutions.
Although the project had to be redesigned more than once, the Almost Home Animal Shelter in Fort Dodge, Iowa, has now been efficiently operating for more than a year with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) and an integral energy recovery wheel.
A proposed change to the ventilation rate procedure in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) indoor air quality standard is open for review after modifications were made based on public input last year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Panasonic Home & Environment Co. the 2012 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence award in recognition of its continued leadership in manufacturing innovative and energy-efficient ventilation fans.