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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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Brothers Partner to Grow Businesses

Randy Novak, president-elect of SMACNA, has urged his fellow contractors to follow his example and become involved in the home performance contracting market. Novak often works with Home Star Iowa and the firm’s chief building analyst, Rob Novak — who just happens to be his brother.


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Dealer Design Winners Highlight Best of Industry

A collection of honorees have been named in The NEWS’ 2012 ninth annual Dealer Design Awards program. Each gold, silver, and bronze winning product is featured in the pages of this issue and will be added to the pages of HVACR history as Dealer Design winners.


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Texas Contractors Promote Health in Home

No small company has been immune to the negative business forces that have besieged the HVAC industry since the implosion of the housing market and the economic downturn. How did two contractors use IAQ to fight back?


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Resource Guide to Indoor Air Quality

To aid contractors seeking to enter the IAQ market, manufacturers offer a full array of tools to assist in the marketing and selling of products and systems to the homeowner during replacement sales, service calls, and scheduled maintenance visits. This guide provides a sampling of the resource materials and assistance available.


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How to Expand Sales and Profits with IAQ

In a tight economy, contractors have to move beyond just selling the basic furnace or air conditioner to customers. One way to expand sales and improve profits is by focusing on IAQ products.


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E Instruments International: Portable Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Used in various IAQ applications, the AQ100 is a handheld, highly sensitive, and extremely accurate IAQ monitor. The CO2/temperature probe is included. The CO2 sensor has a range of 0-5,000 ppm with a 1-ppm resolution, and ambient temperature of -4 to 176˚F.


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Addressing School IAQ

Tips to Improve Health
IAQ concerns are becoming a priority across the nation. Commercial and residential customers alike are finding that the quality of air in their facility can have a significant effect on health and productivity. When it comes to the classroom, it turns out the air students are breathing is just as important as the lessons they’re learning.


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LEED for Healthcare Facilities Blends Comfort, IAQ, and Efficiency

Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED® program for hospitals and other health care facilities. LEED for Healthcare goes beyond the LEED for New Construction rating system, combining it with strong elements of the Green Guide for Health Care.


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Home Performance Contracting: Our Next Great Opportunity

What exactly is home performance contracting, or HPC? This article is the first of three in a series about home performance contracting.


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

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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