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Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.


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Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.

IAQ

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. IAQ articles below.


FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.

Free White Paper: Impact Of Paint On Indoor Air Quality In Schools

The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.

One Coating Doesn’t Fit All

When it comes to coating different areas, whether inside or surrounding a commercial building, one coating does NOT fit all—and it's not even close.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Odor Management… A 360 Degree Approach

From trash areas and restrooms to carpet and upholstery, an effective and comprehensive odor management strategy is an all encompassing effort.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Should Facility Managers Be Concerned About Asbestos?

Instead of hiring an abatement contractor to come in and remove asbestos, many facilities choose to manage it in an attempt to avoid exposure and save money.

Tips To Put Some “Spring” In The Workplace

Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for modernization.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Demand Control Ventilation Benefits For Your Building

DCV can provide good indoor air quality while also delivering substantial energy and cost savings...especially for facilities and zones with highly variable and unpredictable occupancy, such as meeting rooms, classrooms, theaters, auditoriums, gyms, cafeterias/restaurants, retail stores, and hotels.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.

IAQ Trends: Conundrum In The Air

Ensuring healthy indoor environments often challenges energy efficiency measures.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

Renewable Energy: The Air We Breathe

The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of "Renewable Energy" shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about "chemicals of concern."

Public Input Sought on Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Procedure Proposed

A proposed change to the ventilation rate procedure in ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard is open for review after changes were made based on public input last year.

2011 Edition of X7.1 Furniture Emissions Standard

ANSI has released two new important standards regarding IAQ testing and furniture emissions.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Formaldehyde & VOC Testing From LA Testing

LA Testing is a provider of formaldehyde and volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services and products to professionals and the general public.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

The HVAC Factor: Greening Schools, One HVAC Step At A Time

School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.

IAQ Trends: Facility Management & The New Green Construction Code

This green building design and construction code will have an impact on indoor air quality for those who adopt it.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pura Finish On Kimball Office Products

Nearly all the company's wood furniture product lines now feature its water based finish, which contributes to healthy IAQ.

Aircuity and Siemens Sign Channel Sales Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, certain Siemens branches in North America can undergo training to become certified to sell, install, and service Aircuity OptiNet systems.

Cooling Tower Study Results Released

New research supported by ASHRAE indicates that non-chemical devices (NCD) marketed to control the growth of biological agents may not materially reduce biological growth.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What's The Latest Buzz Around IAQ?

The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.

New 2010 ASHRAE Ventilation Standard Passed

New requirements regarding natural ventilation, exhaust systems, and the IAQ Procedure are included in the newly published 2010 version of Standard 62.1.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ventilation & Energy Efficiency

In this Web exclusive, Gordon Sharp of Aircuity explains how some building solutions and practices are greener than others. One area garnering a lot of attention is ventilation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: A130 Air Purification

This new product from StrionAir has been designed to deliver cost performance and high caliber indoor air quality.

Back To School, Back To Unhealthy Air?

As parents start getting school supplies and back-to-school outfits together for their children, and administrators get their schools ready for the new year to come, NADCA reminds parents and educators of the importance of indoor air quality to student and employee performance in schools.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Smokeless Electronic Cigarettes…A Joy For Life?

Blue from SuperSmoker is a smokeless nicotine delivery device which allows users to mimic the act of smoking while eliminating the usage of tobacco, tar, and an open flame.

Is Your School A Breath Of Fresh Air?

Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Don't Skimp on Air Filtration Even When Budgets are Tight

This Web Exclusive explains how the small amount of money saved by reducing or eliminating air filter purchases or by purchasing lower priced (and lower efficiency) filters pales in comparison to the energy and operating costs that can be saved by maintaining a robust air filtration maintenance and upgrade program.

FM Frequency: AH-CHOO! Indoor Air Quality Revisited

Spring is in the air, but from Columnist Crane, it isn't such a pleasant time for facilities that suffer from poor ventilation. From the April 2006 issue.

HVAC Trends: Filtering Out The Rest

Advances in filter media and duct insulation help facility managers create productive, efficient work space.

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