Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE, IAQA Sign MOU

Agreement Will Help Promote Better IAQ in the Built Environment
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Through a memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are working together to promote better IAQ in the built environment, ASHRAE announced.


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Air Scrubber Plus: Air Purification System

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Applicable in homes, hospitals, schools, offices, and more, the Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology cleans, freshens, and purifies the air using specialized germicidal UV light waves along with a proprietary catalytic process that creates enviroscrubbing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen. 


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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Bosch Thermotechnology: IAQ Accessories

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A portfolio of IAQ accessories has been introduced for integration with the Greensource line of residential geothermal heat pumps or other compatible HVAC systems, including split-system air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, or dual-fuel/hybrid equipment. 


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ASHRAE Manual Focus: Hospital Design

Health Care Facility Designers will Benefit from ‘Good’ Practices Guide
By Joanna R. Turpin
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ASHRAE's newly published manual is based on the guidelines in Standard 170 and provides design recommendations for health care facilities with an emphasis on proven, cost-effective solutions that result in reduced infections, lower maintenance, and higher reliability.


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HVAC Contractors Profit from Offering Duct Services

Industry Leaders Share Tips for Selling Duct Services to Consumers
By Jen Anesi
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In most homes, ductwork carries conditioned air from the HVAC units throughout the house. But with as much as 40 percent of that air leaking out before it ever reaches the vent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), it seems there is still room for improvement in most customers’ homes. Enter the HVAC technician.


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DOE: Leaky Ducts are Top Energy Waster

Sealing Ductwork Can Improve IAQ, HVAC System Performance, Occupant Comfort
By Jen Anesi
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The average home’s ductwork leaks 30 percent or more. And while some model building codes now require duct-leakage testing and sealing, there is still a significant amount of work to be done — and a significant amount of energy to be saved.


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RGF Environmental Group Inc.: Air Purification System

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The PHI Package Unit by RGF® is designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), smoke, mold, bacteria, etc. 


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Hotel Voids Humidity Issues

Heat, Humidity No Problem for Luxury Hotel Construction
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Controlling temperature and humidity while building a five-star luxury hotel during a record heat wave required innovative solutions.


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Humidifall LLC: Water Wall Humidification Control Systems

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The tankless design, which has been added to the manufacturer’s line of water wall systems, uses advanced water control, sterilization, and heating control technology to achieve optimal humidity for indoor comfort and preservation. 


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