What causes poor IAQ? What are the negative effects? And most importantly, what can be done to achieve cleaner indoor air? This article will attempt to shed light on these questions so we can all breathe a little easier.
It’s a ‘one-stop shop’ for accessing guidance from EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit
August 21, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new mobile app to assist schools and school districts in performing comprehensive IAQ facility assessments to protect the health of children and school staff.
The smells and rich airborne aromas of fried fish, potatoes, and smoked pork at North Market are an important part of its appeal. But the market’s burgeoning IAQ problems — a byproduct of the enterprise inside — had to be resolved if the nonprofit venue and its 36 vendors were to survive.
Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which use the exhaust air from a building to precondition incoming air, offer many advantages for both improving IAQ and reducing energy consumption, and are one of the fastest-growing segments for improved IAQ management in buildings, says Navigant Research.
Some experts believe that more people may suffer from the effects of indoor air pollution than outdoor air pollution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the majority of Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. What can contractors do to help?