Indoor Air Quality

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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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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