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?