Even among professionals, there is not a clear understanding about cost and impact of IAQ
December 28, 2015
There is quite a bit of confusion about the costs and benefits of IAQ improvement — even among building designers, engineers, managers, owners, and tenants — according to a survey by Drexel University researchers.
Study shows there is no longer a tradeoff between energy efficiency and IAQ
December 1, 2015
A new study finds that doubling the ventilation rate in typical office buildings can be reached at an estimated annual energy cost of between $14 and $40 per person, resulting in as much as a $6,500 equivalent in improved productivity per person per year.
Will assess the air quality of a dwelling before and after weatherization retrofits are applied
November 17, 2015
Illinois Institute of Technology and Elevate Energy, a nonprofit organization that designs and implements energy efficiency programs, announced they are teaming up to study the impact of outdoor pollution and weatherization on IAQ and chronic health issues in U.S. homes.
The conference is the 18th in the ASHRAE IAQ series
November 16, 2015
A call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices,” co-organized by ASHRAE and Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), has been extended until Nov. 30, 2015.
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.