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Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) include a range of 100% outside air units and mixed air units that help decrease indoor air pollution and reduce heating and cooling loads.


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Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) include a range of 100% outside air units and mixed air units that help decrease indoor air pollution and reduce heating and cooling loads.

Indoor Air Quality

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


YORK DOAS Decrease Indoor Air Pollution

Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) include a range of 100% outside air units and mixed air units that help decrease indoor air pollution and reduce heating and cooling loads.

Building Envelope Retrofits For Improved Energy Efficiency: Part 1

Degradation of building envelope performance contributes to wasted energy, poor thermal comfort, and subpar indoor air quality.

Survey On Workplace Wellness Points To Productivity

Findings from CoreNet Global and CBRE Group found that a proactive focus on employee health delivers increased engagement and retention rates.

Ensuring The Safety Of Housekeeping Staff

Check these practices to help ensure the safety of the cleaning and maintenance staff who work in the buildings you manage.

Detecting Radon Gas In Schools And Commercial Buildings

January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.

Manage IAQ During Renovations

To protect facility occupants from unhealthy indoor air during a renovation, focus on these three areas.

Question Of The Week: What IAQ Myths Have You Encountered?

When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?

Question Of The Week: Wintertime Indoor Air Quality?

When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?

Customize Coalesse Chairs With New Web Tool

The LessThanFive Customizer tool enables furniture buyers to virtually view the LessThanFive chair with their choice of imagery applied.

Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment

Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.

FILTERSCAN Air Filter Monitor By CleanAlert

Attached to a HVAC air filter, this device informs facility teams at the exact time when maintenance is required.

Did You Miss Our “Your Air May Be Destroying Productivity” Webinar?

The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.

Sodexo School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.

BuildClean Dust Control System

This portable unit from ITW BuildClean is designed to prevent construction dust from disturbing the health and comfort of facility occupants.

UV-C Lights Helped College Combat Illness Last Winter

At Schenectady County Community College in New York, Ultraviolet-C Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) upper air units were installed around the campus.

Did You Miss “Cleaner Facilities & Flu Protection” Webinar?

Join Jeff Dryfhout, AeraMax Professional’s Global Director of Air Treatment, for this video webinar as he discusses the link of clean air to a cleaner facility, the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as practical solutions for facility managers.

A One-Two Punch For Flu Prevention

Don't neglect the power of clean indoor air when battling the flu this winter. Combined with a strong surface cleaning protocol, facility managers play a crucial role in keeping occupants healthy.

Building Envelope: Energy Use And IAQ

Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.

Question Of The Week: Indoor Air Quality Effects?

Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.

Well Living Lab Strives For Healthier Indoor Spaces

Delos®, Mayo Clinic collaborate on first ever, human-centered research center dedicated to creating healthier indoor spaces.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

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

HVAC Trends: Controls Conversion

For HVAC systems, moving from pneumatic to digital streamlines operations and maintenance.

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fresh Wave IAQ by OMI Industries

Suitable for a variety of odor abatement situations, this product line is engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that includes water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood.

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.

UL Environment Revises Odor Control Standard

The updated UL 2796 helps to protect health while still ensuring effective odor control.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Sentir Odor Blocker from J+J/Invision

This is an odor blocking technology applied to broadloom and modular commercial carpet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Is Dry Carpet Cleaning Right For You?

The dry cleaning method is one tool facilities can use to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mold Comes To Summer School

Moisture control during summer, even if the building is not occupied, is essential to prevent mold growth and other IAQ issues, especially in schools.

Equipping Artistic Expression

Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Drive-Thru Unit From Berner International

This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.

FM Frequency: There’s Something In The Air…Or Is There?

In this expanded FM Frequency offering, Jeff Crane explains how an indoor air quality complaint triggered this hypothetical investigation.

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