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UV-C Shines a Light on System Health

Improved Technology, Dropping Prices Drive Adoption of UV-C Technology

Just as an infection can spread from one part of the body to another, so can contaminated air, which is why an increasing number of home and building owners are choosing to install UV products.


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Oct. 16, 2014: enVerid Systems Receives DOE Funding for Energy-Saving HVAC Technology

Intelligent, Modular, Low-Cost Scrubber Can Be Retrofitted or Used in New Construction

enVerid Systems announced that it has been awarded $2.4 million through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the deployment of the company’s new HVAC Load Reduction (HLR™) technology for buildings.


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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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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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