Though consumers are becoming more familiar with IAQ, it’s important for HVAC contractors to facilitate conversations that focus on indoor environmental problems and solutions and then let them make their own decisions.
As consumers become better educated about IAQ, the need for humidification and dehumidification — and the comfort solutions they provide — has increased. According to RnR Market Research, the global market for humidifiers is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2019. Another study, conducted by Grand View Research Inc., states the global dehumidifier market is expected to reach $3.54 billion by 2022.
Mold can be found everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. However, it’s usually not a problem until it begins growing indoors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to mold can cause a number of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. Mold can be a serious issue if left untreated, which is perhaps one of the reasons most HVAC contractors tend to avoid it.
Most building owners/managers don't know to the degree to which they may see financial benefits from creating healthier buildings. This is a prime opportunity for contractors to fill the void and explain how to achieve healthier buildings through improved IAQ.
AirSense is an intelligent, residential IAQ monitoring and analytics system
November 30, 2016
A team of engineers at Michigan State University is working to perfect a new technology that not only warns of a problem with indoor air, but also identifies the source of the IAQ problem and offers suggestions on how to remedy the situation.
Award recognizes innovative research with commercial potential
November 18, 2016
An HVAC technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has won one of this year’s R&D 100 Awards. The winning technology is called “HVAC Load Reduction Technology for Commercial Buildings.”
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.