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It wasn’t so long ago that building industry professionals had to search far and wide to find formal guidance on how to design, construct and maintain sustainable buildings. Today, the industry is awash in guidelines and other publications designed to help achieve high-performance, sustainable buildings. Learn more about them here.
Studies show that investment and maintenance account for about 18.5 percent of the cost to operate a filter, while energy accounts for about 81 percent of the annual cost. Energy provides the biggest opportunity for cost savings.
Not all air filters are created equal. There are marked differences among various types of filters and especially filter media when it comes to air cleaning and energy use.
Providing for good indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important function. But it’s only one component of a holistic healthy workplace program. Read more to find out how you can help turn your workplace from just a place to work into a truly exceptional workplace.
Evidence continues to mount that IAQ directly affects student performance and health. Find out what schools can do to keep students and staff breathing easy.
Like any long-term investment, your commercial HVAC system requires proper care and maintenance, lest it become a drain on your time, money and patience. Stay ahead of the game by taking care of issues before they become problems.
ASHRAE, EN, NAFA and other organizations offer important standards and guidance for air filtration system designers and users alike. Stay on top of the latest standards and guidelines.
Odors and other gaseous contaminants in commercial buildings can cause a variety of health effects and less-than-ideal working conditions. Source control and ventilation are crucial components of a multi-pronged strategy for removing harmful gases from the air building occupants breathe.
Even if you haven’t had a mold problem in your building, you’ve certainly seen the headlines. Homes, schools and other public building shuttered and deep-cleaned to be rid of the black menace that some blame on health issues ranging from mild respiratory problems to debilitating illness. Here’s what you need to know to keep your HVAC system from becoming a breeding ground for mold.
The quality of outdoor air can affect the quality of indoor air. The EPA estimates that millions of people live in areas where urban smog, very small particles, and toxic pollutants pose serious health concerns. Learn how the quality of the air outside can affect you even when indoors.
Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks people face today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Poor IAQ can cause a host of problems for businesses including employee illness, absenteeism and lost productivity.
Many businesses continue to focus primarily on initial purchase price when specifying air filtration, mistakenly thinking that price is the only selling feature for air filters. They should also consider the energy costs to operate an HVAC filter.