In just a few short years, a thermostat with Wi-Fi connectivity went from a novel concept to an expectation. And, with consumers demanding more and more from the devices in their increasingly smarter homes, it’s clear the market will only continue to grow and change.
Adding duct-cleaning services can bring in valuable new business and boost a contractor’s bottom line, but before a contractor enters the market, he or she needs to understand and commit to the time and costs involved in properly training and equipping their teams.
Guideline 24-2015 provides information on achieving good IAQ that goes beyond Standard 62.2
September 16, 2015
With recent research showing that ultrafine particles are more hazardous to human health than originally thought, higher-efficiency filters should be used, according to the newly published 2015 version of ASHRAE’s residential IAQ guideline.
Award recognizes building owners, managers who significantly improve IAQ
September 7, 2015
The Clean Air Awards are presented each year to building owners and managers who take steps to significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level or efficiency of their HVAC air filtration system in 10 specific categories.
Focusing on only one can come at the cost of the other
September 7, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says you can breathe easy in its net-zero energy house. After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight construction, IAQ in the two-story home that serves as a laboratory is better than the IAQ in new, conventionally built houses.
Award-winning buildings must maintain IAQ diligence
August 27, 2015
The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has announced the recipients of its Clean Air Awards for 2015. The awards are presented each year to building owners and managers that take steps to significantly improve IAQ by increasing the level or efficiency of their HVAC air filtration system in 10 specific categories.
Because consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of managing IAQ, they are willing to spend money to purchase products to improve overall comfort in their homes. As a result, the U.S. IAQ market is forecast to grow to $11.4 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent over the next four years.
The REME Halo™ whole-home air purifier from RGF® Environmental Group Inc. has earned a reputation among contractors not only for its ability to improve IAQ, but also for its ease of installation and stellar customer support.
It outlines the skills and knowledge a person should possess and be able to demonstrate in the area of IAQ practice
June 23, 2015
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announced its partnership with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to produce the first-ever Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Practitioners Body of Knowledge (BoK).