Web-Based Software Enables IAQ Calculations Based on ASHRAE Standard
Enables building professionals to reduce first costs and improve energy efficiency while improving IAQ
STAMFORD, Conn. — 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. The program calculates and compares contaminant levels using both ASHRAE’s Ventilation Rate Method (VRM) and the Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) in reducing outside air intake. It also contains default data for all occupancy categories while storing project/zone data in the cloud. As a result, the company said the software enables commercial, institutional, and industrial building developers and owners to reduce first costs and improve energy efficiency while improving IAQ.
“Reducing outside air intake on new construction projects has a dramatic effect on reduced equipment costs and ongoing energy usage,” said Larry Sunshine, vice president of sales and marketing, Plasma Air International. “The PlasmaSoft 2.0 IAQ Procedure Software program is a breakthrough technology that removes the guesswork from establishing a healthy environment.”
The company said the software contains all ASHRAE Standard 62.1 mass-balance equations, as well as default values for density, outdoor air rates per person and per square foot for all occupancy categories. Previously, these calculations were performed haphazardly or not at all, said Plasma Air. With the PlasmaSoft software, consulting engineers and other related professionals have a program that stores project and individual zone data in the cloud that can be accessed wherever and whenever the user wishes. Developers, architects, and contractors also stand to benefit from PlasmaSoft’s capabilities to improve IAQ, enhance building energy efficiency, and reduce associated costs.
For more information about Plasma Air International, visit www.plasma-air.com.
Publication date: 10/26/2015