As the weather gets colder and we crank up the heat inside our homes to compensate, humidity levels tend to drop significantly, especially in the coldest regions of the country. Homeowners often turn to humidifiers to moisten the air, which, in turn, helps keep their skin from cracking and eyes from itching.
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.
A building designed to preserve even the toughest Western actor’s memorabilia
November 16, 2015
The John Wayne Birthplace is the only museum dedicated to John Wayne and contains more than $2 million worth of artifacts. So far, the HVAC design has proven more than capable in terms of occupant comfort, sustainable operation, and protection of artifacts.
The Grease Trapper Pollution Control Unit removes grease, smoke, and odors from kitchen exhaust. It uses a three-stage mechanical filter arrangement to remove grease and smoke particles from the exhaust air at an economical first cost.