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Sept. 18, 2014: ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard

Standard 62.1 Is Cited Frequently as a Criterion for Evaluating Ventilation Systems in Existing Buildings
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Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its IAQ standard may be difficult to apply in existing buildings, ASHRAE is proposing an alternate compliance path. Proposed addendum b is one of six addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, open for public comment until Oct. 5, 2014.


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Columbus Freshens Up its North Market

IAQ Concerns Prompt Ventilation Overhaul
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The smells and rich airborne aromas of fried fish, potatoes, and smoked pork at North Market are an important part of its appeal. But the market’s burgeoning IAQ problems — a byproduct of the enterprise inside — had to be resolved if the nonprofit venue and its 36 vendors were to survive.


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Aug. 12, 2014: RGF and Ingersoll Rand Enter into Agreement for IAQ Product Line

Products Include Air Purification and Odor Control Systems
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Ron Fink, president/CEO of RGF Environmental Group Inc., has announced an agreement to supply the company’s full line of patented and patent pending Guardian Air air purification and odor control systems for sale through Trane Supply stores and Trane and American Standard parts distributors.


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HVAC Commercial Equipment: Winners Invest in Design

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Earns Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC Commercial Equipment category.


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July 16, 2014: ASHRAE and IAQA to Combine

Merger Expected to Strengthen the Programs and Services of Both Organizations
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ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) announced that they have agreed in principle to a merger, combining resources to improve IAQ in the built environment.


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UV-C Systems for Commercial HVAC

Technology Provides Continuous Surface Cleaning of Cooling Coils and Drain Pans
By Forrest Fencl
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Although UV-C is simple, many contractors are mystified about how UV-C works and how to apply it cost-effectively. These aspects and other misunderstood issues are addressed here .


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June 18, 2014: Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype to Improve IAQ

Plant-Filled Wall Panels Filter Impurities from the Indoor Air
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Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have spent several years researching ways to harness plants’ natural abilities to filter toxins out of the air into an application that could be used in indoor spaces like office buildings. Those researchers have now unveiled the first public-scale prototype of their green wall.


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Getting Schooled on Home Performance

Learning How to Address and Sell Home Performance
By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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From system fundamentals to educating customers about home performance to the smart home, attendees had the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and to network with like-minded individuals.


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May 15, 2014: Office Depot Selects Coolerado for Its HVAC Systems

Company Expects Significant Energy Efficiency Savings
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Coolerado announced that Office Depot Inc., a leading provider of office supplies and services, has selected Coolerado’s line of air conditioners to be part of its stores’ HVAC system design.


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May 13, 2014: IAQ Market to Reach Nearly $5.6 Billion by 2020

Monitoring Is Moving Away from Passive Systems and Toward Intelligent Systems
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IAQ monitoring and management systems can provide a healthy and productive indoor environment while saving both energy and money, notes Navigant Research. Worldwide revenue from IAQ systems is forecast to grow from $3.3 billion in 2014 to nearly $5.6 billion by 2020. 


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