Indoor Air Quality

Duct Dynasty: Air Leakage, Two-story Cooling Problems

To Control Air, You Must Contain it
By David Richardson
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These temperature-related issues are often corrected simply by renovating the duct system to cure duct leakage and air-balancing issues, which created pressure-related problems in the building. There are instances, though, when you can have the perfectly designed and installed HVAC system and these temperature complaints still exist.


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ASHRAE, IAQA Announce Merger

Organizations Aim to Improve IAQ in the Built Environment
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ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve IAQ in the built environment.


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Munters AB: Dehumidification System

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The DryCool Dehumidification System is designed around the basic Munters desiccant dehumidification module consisting of the active desiccant wheel, a reactivation heat source, and supply and reactivation fans. 


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July 24, 2014: International Societies Form Indoor Environmental Quality-Global Alliance

Its Mission Encompasses the Thermal Environment, Indoor Air Quality, Lighting, and Acoustics
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A new alliance has been established that seeks to serve as a global source for information, guidance, and knowledge on indoor environmental quality (IEQ). A memorandum of understanding creating the Indoor Environmental Quality-Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) was signed by ASHRAE and other industry associations.


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Indoor Air Quality: Research Takes IAQ to the Next Level

RGF Environmental Group Inc.’s Pan Saver Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Indoor Air Quality category.


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July 16, 2014: ASHRAE and IAQA to Combine

Merger Expected to Strengthen the Programs and Services of Both Organizations
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ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) announced that they have agreed in principle to a merger, combining resources to improve IAQ in the built environment.


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Capitalizing on a Surging IAQ Market

Stick to Proven Sales Techniques, Offer Options
By Kimberly Schwartz
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If HVAC contractors start by viewing IAQ sales as different from other sales, they just might be setting themselves up for failure. 


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Monitoring IAQ Dangers

Tighter Buildings Pose Risks; Market Poised for Growth
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Unsafe levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and other toxic gases can threaten the health and safety of occupants inside buildings and homes. 


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UV-C Systems for Commercial HVAC

Technology Provides Continuous Surface Cleaning of Cooling Coils and Drain Pans
By Forrest Fencl
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Although UV-C is simple, many contractors are mystified about how UV-C works and how to apply it cost-effectively. These aspects and other misunderstood issues are addressed here .


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E Instruments Intl.: Hand-held IAQ Monitor

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The AQ Pro provides the IAQ professional the latest in IAQ monitoring and real-time data logging for IAQ analysis in hospitals, buildings, schools, labs, clean rooms, airports, and more. 


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