Ventilation and indoor air quality have long been issues of concern for building owners and facility managers across the country. Recent news headlines involving the spread of air-borne diseases and the effects of sick-building syndrome, among other topics, are driving the attention given to these subjects to new levels of alarm. Nowhere is this more evident than within the hospitality industry.
The benefits of going green will be experienced by residents of River Pointe, a new senior apartment community built to National Green Building Standard (NGBS) requirements. CertainTeed’s SoftTouch™ duct wrap insulation will play a role in delivering that experience, as 24,000 square feet of the product has been installed.
Conference provides a forum for discussion of the latest research and development
June 16, 2016
ASHRAE announced that papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and IAQ in humid and arid hot climates. The Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 26-27, 2017, in Doha, Qatar.
Improved IAQ could significantly improve the performance of workers
May 23, 2016
People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores — in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy — than those who work in offices with typical levels, according to a new study.
It makes recommendations for policy change, including improving IAQ
May 9, 2016
A major report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has laid bare the risks to public health from air pollution, both outdoors and in domestic and work environments.
Topics will range from IAQ for sustainable buildings to understanding the risks of Legionella
April 22, 2016
Pure Air Control Services, an indoor environmental quality firm, announced it will host its Sustainable Buildings Conference along with Tremmco/CanAm on April 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the IAQ Learning Institute, located at 4911 Creekside Drive in Clearwater, Florida. And, due to heavy demand, a second day has been set for April 28.
New technologies improve indoor conditions while decreasing ventilation volumes and energy use
January 18, 2016
Healthy and green buildings rely on good indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) to maintain the wellness and productivity of their occupants, notes Navigant Research. Related IEAQ technologies can provide the measurement and verification of appropriate ventilation and moisture management.
Study shows there is no longer a tradeoff between energy efficiency and IAQ
December 1, 2015
A new study finds that doubling the ventilation rate in typical office buildings can be reached at an estimated annual energy cost of between $14 and $40 per person, resulting in as much as a $6,500 equivalent in improved productivity per person per year.