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FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse - Case Study

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) announces the publication of Aspinall Courthouse: GSA’s Historic Preservation and Net-Zero Renovation. This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services ...

Sensitivity analysis of indoor air exergy with environment reference state in China

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

This paper analyses the exergy of air in the building affected by the reference state, considering parameters of temperature and humidity of air. Taking TMY data of 25 typical cities in different building thermal climate zones of China and considering the chemical and physical exergy of air, the exergy of air in the building influenced by the ...

Do You Know the Various Types of Indoor Air Pollutants?

Indoor air pollutants can always add to an assortment of health problems. Only due to indoor pollution, asthma and other respiratory diseases deteriorate further. If an asthmatic person sleeps in a couch where there are plenty of dust mites, that person may suffer from frequent asthmatic attacks during the night. Biological contaminants and dust ...

Indoor air quality and mold case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Service(s) performed: Indoor air quality and mold management services Summary: EFI Global has provided indoor air quality and asbestos abatement services to numerous school districts and universities nationwide. At a public educational system with 7 campuses totaling over 5 million square feet, our environmental professionals performed ...

Thermal comfort study of air-conditioned university laboratories

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 2, 2014)

In tertiary education institutions, good indoor air quality (IAQ) provides a conducive environment for teaching and learning activities. A field study on the environmental conditions and occupants’ comfort was carried out in six laboratories at Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study evaluates the current thermal comfort conditions using objective ...

US Regulation of Wood-burning and Indoor Air Pollution

by Environics, Inc.  (Jan. 15, 2014)

Recently, the US EPA released their final proposal to update the new source performance standards (NSPS) for new woodstoves and heaters, and to add NSPS for the first time for pellet stoves, furnaces, hydronic heaters, and masonry heaters.   The measures, if approved, would take effect in 2015.  The report states, "Emissions from ...

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 8, 2014)

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single ...

How to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality in Operating Rooms

by Atlantic Environmental, Inc.  (Jan. 20, 2014)

There are two primary objectives in achieving acceptable air quality in the operating room: (1) control of anesthetic gases for the benefit of operating room staff, and (2) infection control for the benefit of the patient. Control of Anesthetic Gases Supply and scavenging systems, as well as general ventilation in the OR, must be functioning ...

Improving air quality in the office

by Commercial Air Filtration  (Jun. 27, 2014)

Most people spend the main part of their day indoors – in the home, school or office environment. Focusing specifically on improving air quality in the office and workplace setting, we are looking at the key potential sources of pollution which impact upon air quality and employees’ health. Examples include, outdoor air (particularly ...

Indoor air quality in primary schools

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 28, 2012)

The indoor air quality (IAQ) in classrooms is expected to play a key role in the assessment of the effects of the children's personal exposure to air pollution since they spend on average 7–11 h per weekday at school. A statistical treatment was conducted over a database of indoor air parameters and the primary schools where these parameters were ...

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