Indoor Air Quality

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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June 3, 2013: Associations to Develop IAQ Body of Knowledge

Registry of Qualified IAQ Practitioners Will Also Be Developed
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The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and AIHA Registry Programs LLC signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead the way toward joint development of a body of knowledge for indoor air quality (IAQ) and a registry of qualified IAQ practitioners.


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ASHRAE Updates Residential IAQ Standard

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required in All Dwelling Units
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ASHRAE’s newly-published residential IAQ standard removes the default leakage-rate assumption and also requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.


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May 13, 2013: NADCA and IAQA Announce Partnership

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The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have entered into an agreement that engages the associations in several long-term cooperative programs.


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Superior Fibers LLC: Residential, Commercial, Industrial Air Filter

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Achieving MERV 8 in air filtration, the ePure® is a fiberglass-based air filter. 


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Study: NO2 Emissions Not an Issue

Vent-free Appliances Pass IAQ Guidelines
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A study commissioned by the Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance product section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions from vent-free gas fireplaces, logs, inserts, space heaters, and stoves found that the use of those appliances in tight homes does not result in NO2 concentrations that exceed IAQ guidelines.


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IAQ, the Flu, and You — Minimizing Airborne Illnesses

By Jen Anesi
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For contractors, fighting the flu and other airborne illnesses offers a humanitarian service to society, as well as a potential boost to their bottom line.


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Can Increased Humidity Stimulate Cleaner Indoor Air?

Mayo Clinic Research Shows Humidity Helps Bully Flu Out of Schools
By Jen Anesi
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In a paper recently published online in BMC Infectious Diseases, Koep and his fellow Mayo Clinic researchers explore humidity in schools and the potential effects it could have on the survival and transmissibility of the influenza virus.


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Contractor Finds Success in Offering IAQ Solutions

By Jen Anesi
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At Action Air, the customer is always the No. 1 priority, and being attentive to their needs is essential to a successful service business. But pairing that attentiveness with smart business sense is also necessary.


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