HVAC contractors admittedly face a difficult task when it comes to showcasing the benefits and inherent value present in structural moisture management while also ensuring customers know such solutions are more than just empty sales pitches.
New technologies improve indoor conditions while decreasing ventilation volumes and energy use
January 18, 2016
Healthy and green buildings rely on good indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) to maintain the wellness and productivity of their occupants, notes Navigant Research. Related IEAQ technologies can provide the measurement and verification of appropriate ventilation and moisture management.
Study shows there is no longer a tradeoff between energy efficiency and IAQ
December 1, 2015
A new study finds that doubling the ventilation rate in typical office buildings can be reached at an estimated annual energy cost of between $14 and $40 per person, resulting in as much as a $6,500 equivalent in improved productivity per person per year.
Will assess the air quality of a dwelling before and after weatherization retrofits are applied
November 17, 2015
Illinois Institute of Technology and Elevate Energy, a nonprofit organization that designs and implements energy efficiency programs, announced they are teaming up to study the impact of outdoor pollution and weatherization on IAQ and chronic health issues in U.S. homes.
Price, energy efficiency, and size are anticipated to be critical parameters affecting buyer behavior
October 28, 2015
The global dehumidifier market was valued at $2.13 billion in 2014 and is forecast to reach $3.54 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing construction activity worldwide is expected to primarily contribute to industry growth.
Partnership strengthens access to best practices for HVAC and home performance contractors
October 27, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) and Aeroseal LLC have announced a strategic partnership to offer BPI GoldStar Contractor program participation to Aeroseal dealers, and to provide Aeroseal’s Comfort Institute home performance training to BPI GoldStar Contractors.
Enables building professionals to reduce first costs and improve energy efficiency while improving IAQ
October 26, 2015
Plasma Air International has announced the release of its PlasmaSoft 2.0 IAQ Procedure Software, said to be the first web-based program of its kind that supports the use of the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 IAQ procedure.
HVAC filter replacement is necessary to maintain optimal efficiency; knowing when to replace is equally important
October 16, 2015
Airflow1 has announced a clogged filter monitor, called the CFM-GM, that signals the ideal time to replace HVAC air filters, which the company says can help homeowners keep a cleaner indoor environment, reduce the need for maintenance on HVAC equipment, and trim energy costs.
Also shown was a new duct sealing system from Aeroseal called Mobile PRO
October 2, 2015
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled at the first annual Aeroseal Success Summit. According to Aeroseal, the new technology is the first automated system used to effectively find and seal air leaks in building structures.