IAQ

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Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a political narrative as the health and wellbeing of building users is imperative. The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. In the United Kingdom, a new clean air law will be serve as a fitting…

Perspectives

Why Clean Air Day Ought to be Every Day

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Clean Air Day 2022 is more than just a timely reminder for businesses and government to implement measures to safeguard the health of building users.  Clean Air Day is a critical reminder for businesses and governments to show demonstrable action to keep people healthy. Air pollution…

News

NEPC Urges Mandatory Building Upgrades to Support Healthier Indoor Environments

A new report released by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) calls on the UK government to seize the post-pandemic opportunity to mandate long-term improvements to infection control in commercial, public and residential buildings to reduce transmission of future waves of COVID-19, new pandemics, seasonal influenza and other infectious diseases. In the event of another severe…

Perspectives

Don’t Forget IAQ on Clean Air Day

Comment from Alastair Reynolds, vice president and general manager of global services, Honeywell Building Technologies

News

Aircuity Installed at SOM’s 7 World Trade Center Headquarters

Aircuity has installed its ventilation optimization platform in the new headquarters of global architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), at 7 World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. SOM selected the Aircuity platform for its ability to optimize ventilation and deliver a healthier and more productive indoor environment, along with Aircuity’s continuous indoor…

News

USGBC Reports on IAQ in Schools

A new report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASHRAE details how school districts in the United States have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19” builds…

News

Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

News

World Health Day: Keeping Yourself and the Planet Safe

With World Health Day 2022 focused on our planet and wellbeing following Covid-19, Johnson Controls workplace transformation specialist Mark Bouldin comments on the importance of balancing a predominantly indoor existence with exposure to clean outdoor air. Today marks World Health Day 2022, which focuses on the increasing threats of a polluted planet that can damage…

Whitepapers

PROTECTION AGAINST AIRBORNE VIRUSES

Considerations for choosing your clean air solutions for your work place. Choosing-the-right-clean-air-solution_booklet_ENG_FINISH

News

Johnson Controls Launches IAQ as a Service Solution

Johnson Controls has launched an OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The new offering is the first dedicated “as-a-service” Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution for buildings, delivering energy-efficient, turnkey clean air outcomes with an innovative financing model. “Johnson Controls believes the best healthy buildings strategy is a holistic one,” explains Ganesh Ramaswamy, vice president and president, Global…

Whitepapers

Remobilisation Strategies for the Workplace

Despite wide acceptance of the role of ventilation in containing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in multi-occupant spaces, facilities managers continue to encounter difficulties upgrading HVAC filtration systems to support recommended high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filtration capabilities. In this whitepaper, Swedish multinational clean air solutions provider, Camfil A/S, considers alternative solutions currently available. Remobilisation_Strategies_for_the_workplace

News

Improving IAQ and Combating Covid-19

27.10.2021, 16:06 Improving IAQ and Combating Covid-19 Rockwell Automation and air purifying leader The Pyure Company have announced a five-year strategic collaboration to develop solutions for improving indoor air quality and checking the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic has accelerated the need for companies to become more resilient, agile, and sustainable, Pyure has integrated Industrial…

News

Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings

21.10.2021, 21:21 Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings Aircuity is marking National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month in the United States by promoting better understanding of ventilation optimization in commercial buildings. Credited with healthier IAQ and reducing carbon emissions in line with new standards which are being introduced nationally, and in cities…

News

Sustainable Buildings Leader to Present at I2SL Conference

07.09.2021, 20:35 Sustainable Buildings Leader to Present at I2SL Conference Aircuity CEO Dan Diehl will explain how exhaust fan control maximizes energy savings and reduces carbon footprints in lab facilities at this month’s International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference in Atlanta.   Exhaust systems can account for up to 20 per cent of a…

News

Aircuity Swings Behind New IWBI Standard

Aircuity is announcing its support for the recently launched WELL Performance Rating standard for healthy indoor environments developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI designed the new rating as a new designation that “uses dynamic human and building performance metrics to enhance the experience of the people inside.” Aircuity’s endorsement is based on…

News

Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property

27.07.2021, 13:00 Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property Airthings’ indoor air quality monitoring solutions will be offered by over 500 channel partners of Carrier brand, and fire and security specialist, Edwards in the United States and Canada under a new distribution partnership. Airthings is recognised as a global leader in IAQ solutions and energy-saving…

News

New Smart Building Starter Kit

19.05.2021, 09:52 New Smart Building Starter Kit A smart building ‘starter kit’ from PropTech company Metrikus and partners Disruptive Technologies, Awair and Yanzi, offers a taster of the meaningful insights sensors can provide into building usage patterns. Intended to help customers overcome the initial hurdle of upgrading their real estate into smart buildings, the wireless…

News

Returning Workers Demand IAQ Assurances

29.03.2021, 10:48 Returning Workers Demand IAQ Assurances According to a recent Opinium survey for Rentokil Initial, the percentage of Brits concerned about airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has risen by 19 per cent since November 2020 to just over a quarter of the survey sample.   The poll of 2,000 adults[1] also found a majority (52…

News

IAQ and Airborne Viruses

18.11.2020, 11:16 IAQ and Airborne Viruses The addition of a Virus Risk Indicator to Airthings’ IAQ and Radon monitoring platforms provides insights into the contribution of indoor air quality in spreading airborne viruses. The Covid-19 pandemic has driven an unprecedented increase in awareness and concern about indoor air quality and how it can impact on…

News

Air Quality as a Service

17.11.2020, 22:23 Air Quality as a Service Demand control ventilation platform Aircuity has launched “Air Quality as a Service” (AQaaS), an indoor air quality (IAQ) solution to helps building owners create healthy buildings that meet COVID-19 re-entry and longer term requirements for the indoor environment. As an operating expenditure, AQaaS requires no or low upfront…

News

Clearing the Air

20.10.2020, 10:40 Clearing the Air SSE Enterprise’s distributed energy business is set to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in mechanically ventilated buildings by utilising bipolar ionisation. Independent studies have highlighted the effectiveness of the process which releases charged atoms that attach to airborne pathogens in decreasing concentrations of contaminants in indoor air, lowering the risk…

News

Addressing Workplace IAQ

13.10.2020, 12:28 Addressing Workplace IAQ UK mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor Evotech has launched Evotech Air Quality, a new division dedicated to tackling poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in workplaces. The venture will offer state-of-the-art air monitoring solutions alongside a host of advisory and technical services. According to studies, indoor air can be up to…

News

Reimagining IAQ for the New Normal

09.07.2020, 18:01 Reimagining IAQ for the New Normal Johnson Controls is helping building owners and operators identify strategies for improving IAQ to counter the spread of Covid-19. As towns, cities, and countries begin to reopen, users of buildings will need assurances from landlords and operators about the health and safety of premises – beginning with the air they breathe.  …

Blog

Keeping the Air we Breathe Safer

21.05.2020, 13:37 Keeping the Air we Breathe Safer Steve Teasdale, InnuScience co-Founder and Vice-President of Scientific Affairs, explains the link between cleaning products and indoor air quality (IAQ). Responsible manufacturers of cleaning and associated products are typically guided by two core principles: ensuring the environment remains free of harmful chemicals; and ensuring people (including professional cleaners, employees of…

News

Improving IAQ at Porsche’s Padova Service Center

06.05.2020, 08:03 Improving IAQ at Porsche’s Padova Service Center A stand-alone rooftop Clivet air-cooled heat pump is delivering improved indoor air quality and HVAC-related energy savings at the Porsche service centre in Padova, Italy. The Porsche Center Padova Est, which has been part of the official Porsche service network since 2000, combines technical excellence in…

News

Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings

14.06.2019, 15:18 Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings George Adams explains why he supports calls by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for the UK government to include indoor airborne contaminants in its forthcoming Environment Bill. In a letter to Michael Gove yesterday,…

News

Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings

14.06.2019, 15:18 Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings George Adams explains why he supports calls by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for the UK government to include indoor airborne contaminants in its forthcoming Environment Bill. In a letter to Michael Gove yesterday,…

News

IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution

05.06.2019, 13:25 IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution Seventy-two per cent of Brits know little or nothing about indoor air quality (IAQ) which is estimated to be a factor in some 20,000 premature deaths every year, according to YouGov research commissioned by Veolia for World Environment Day, today.   Calling for the government of…

News

IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution

05.06.2019, 13:25 IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution Seventy-two per cent of Brits know little or nothing about indoor air quality (IAQ) which is estimated to be a factor in some 20,000 premature deaths every year, according to YouGov research commissioned by Veolia for World Environment Day, today.   Calling for the government of…

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