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Indoor Air Quality

Consumer Comfort Dependent on Humidity Control

Comfort, Health Big Factors in Controlling Moisture

When it comes to IAQ, humidity plays an influential role in the health, safety, and comfort of occupants in buildings and homes. 


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Professional Mold Prevention and Remediation Tips

Steps for How to Identify, Eliminate, and Remediate HVACR Mold

Like it or not, mold is everywhere. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold can cause a litany of health problems including nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, and eye or skin irritation. 


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School Ventilation, IAQ, and Energy Loss

Studies Show Many Students Not Receiving Enough Fresh Air

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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