Having designed so many systems for others, it’s natural to wonder what kind of HVAC equipment contractors would install in their own homes if money were no object. Their answers just might surprise you.
Market is forecast to grow at CAGR of 5.6 percent from 2016-2020
June 20, 2016
Poor IAQ has led to health issues, such as sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). These factors have resulted in the framing of new guidelines and regulations for commercial buildings, which has accelerated the demand for better air filters in the HVAC systems used in commercial buildings.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for new building technology projects led by small businesses — four of which are aimed at improving IAQ — that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards are for $150,000 each.
Improved IAQ could significantly improve the performance of workers
May 23, 2016
People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores — in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy — than those who work in offices with typical levels, according to a new study.
It makes recommendations for policy change, including improving IAQ
May 9, 2016
A major report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has laid bare the risks to public health from air pollution, both outdoors and in domestic and work environments.
Long-time UV industry expert will lead international business development efforts
April 28, 2016
Fresh-Aire UV, division of Triatomic Environmental Inc., a manufacturer of ultraviolet C (UVC) and photocatalytic oxidation (PCO)/activated carbon IAQ products, has named Stuart Engel as its international business development manager.
Standard 62.2-2016 now covers multifamily units in all types of buildings
April 25, 2016
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016, “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings,” defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in residential buildings.
Topics will range from IAQ for sustainable buildings to understanding the risks of Legionella
April 22, 2016
Pure Air Control Services, an indoor environmental quality firm, announced it will host its Sustainable Buildings Conference along with Tremmco/CanAm on April 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the IAQ Learning Institute, located at 4911 Creekside Drive in Clearwater, Florida. And, due to heavy demand, a second day has been set for April 28.