Indoor Air Quality

School Ventilation, IAQ, and Energy Loss

Studies Show Many Students Not Receiving Enough Fresh Air
By Jen Anesi
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Though ASHRAE recommends bringing in 15 cfm of outside air per occupant in a commercial building, a growing number of studies show that many U.S. schools are falling significantly short of that goal, which can translate to lower test scores, increased absences, and other health issues caused by poor IAQ.


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UV Resources: Ultraviolet Lamp System

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Fixtureless, the RLM Xtreme™ UVC lamp system delivers high-output ultraviolet energy to irradiate coils and destroy mold, bacteria, and microbes in demanding, high-volume HVAC environments. 


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Manufacturers: July 29, 2013

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E+E Elektronik wins contract from the National Meteorogical Service of Germany; E.L. Foust Co. Inc. announces full line of air purifiers is available online.


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Clean-Up Technology Clears the Air

Gold Given to RGF’s PTAC/ETAC Air Purification System
By Angela D. Harris
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Designed to help eliminate sick-building-syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs [volatile organic compounds], smoke, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses, the PHI Cell for PTAC/ETAC Air Purification System by RGF Environmental Group Inc. is the gold winner in the IAQ category of the 2013 Dealer Design Awards. 


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Commercial Market Aspires to Improve Indoor Environment

Hospitals, Schools, Offices Guided by Health, Safety Needs
By Kimberly Schwartz
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The trend to improve the indoor environment in commercial spaces is growing, according to experts in the field. Yet health and safety may not always be foremost in discussions between HVAC contractors and commercial clients. 


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Diagnosing and Solving IAQ Problems

Contractors Share How to Address the Indoor Environment
By Kimberly Schwartz
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How do you know when you’re facing an IAQ issue? There are a few clues contractors can tap into based on their customers’ complaints.


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Making the Case for Healthier Homes

Identifying Sources and Solutions for Indoor Pollution
By Kimberly Schwartz
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When people step inside their homes, they tend to feel safe and protected from the outdoor world — and completely unaware of the many sources of pollution affecting their indoor environments.


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EPA, NIH Announce 'My Air, My Health' Challenge Winner

Innovators Design Sensor to Measure, Integrate IAQ and Health Data
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The My Air, My Health Challenge calls upon innovators nationwide to design a small, low-cost sensor that integrates air quality measurements with related health data, such as heart rate and breathing.


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AAF Intl.: MERV 8 Pleated Filter

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The MEGApleat™ M8 premium pleated filter’s patent-pending design is the ideal choice for sustainable building design and operation, standing up to the most challenging environments and applications, said the company. 


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Marketing Magic: Four Secrets to Crushing Your Competition

Tips for Marketing Indoor Air Quality Services
By Adams Hudson
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IAQ analysis is the HVAC equivalent of filtration replacements in the plumbing industry. If you fail to meet the need of this huge market, you may as well hold the door open for your competition. 


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