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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

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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Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains

Air Doors Finding Broader Uses in Many Sectors

Air curtains keep unwanted cold or hot air from infiltrating an open doorway during winter or summer, respectively. The units also keep out flying insects and maintain a comfortable working environment for employees.


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Columbus Freshens Up its North Market

IAQ Concerns Prompt Ventilation Overhaul

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. 22, 2014: ERVs to Reach Nearly $3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Units Improve IAQ and Provide Energy Savings

Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which use the exhaust air from a building to precondition incoming air, offer many advantages for both improving IAQ and reducing energy consumption, and are one of the fastest-growing segments for improved IAQ management in buildings, says Navigant Research.


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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

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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Residents, Occupants Benefit from Reduction in Humidity Levels

Contractors Can Help Satisfy Patrons, Personal Belongings

For better or worse, humidity levels impact a structure’s indoor comfort. Here are a few examples of how contractor-initiated humidity reduction has impacted unique applications.


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Aprilaire: Easy-Install Air Cleaner

The Model 1610 Easy Install™ Air Cleaner, designed with a fully assembled transition, allows technicians and installers to easily and quickly fit the unit into most existing upflow applications in under an hour, according to the company. 


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July 24, 2014: International Societies Form Indoor Environmental Quality-Global Alliance

Its Mission Encompasses the Thermal Environment, Indoor Air Quality, Lighting, and Acoustics

A new alliance has been established that seeks to serve as a global source for information, guidance, and knowledge on indoor environmental quality (IEQ). A memorandum of understanding creating the Indoor Environmental Quality-Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) was signed by ASHRAE and other industry associations.


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Indoor Air Quality: Research Takes IAQ to the Next Level

RGF Environmental Group Inc.’s Pan Saver Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Indoor Air Quality category.


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July 16, 2014: ASHRAE and IAQA to Combine

Merger Expected to Strengthen the Programs and Services of Both Organizations

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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Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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