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Welcome to Net-Zero

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a ...

BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

by Environnement S.A  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Environnement S.A leveraged its technical leadership in this field with an extensive experience, being one of the first companies creating its first BTEX analyser almost 20 years ago. The VOC72M third generation of ...

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 ...

Let’s Talk About the Design of Cartridge Dust Collectors

by ProVent, LLC  (Jul. 1, 2014)

When it comes to choosing a cartridge filter, the choice usually depends on the application. Systems with finer particles require a cartridge filter, and these come in the choice of two. Surface and Depth-Type Filters A surface filteris ideal when filtering remains of similar-sized particles. Depth-type filters capture pollutants and particles ...

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined ...

Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Carpet Shampooers Can Help Achieve a Healthier Indoor Environment?

by Daimer Industries Inc.  (Sep. 17, 2013)

Carpet shampooers contribute a lot toward maintenance of clean carpets. Since carpets often occupy a lot of space indoors, keeping them clean is of prime importance. Dirty carpets attract pests and mold, and cause bad odors. Moreover, dirt on carpets creates hygiene problems in indoor areas. They are responsible for allergies and many illnesses, ...

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