building air quality Articles

  • Mercy Hospital Plaza - Case Study

    St. Louis, MO, USA To minimize building exposure, poor air quality, and odors, this occupied hospital utilized COREFLEX to waterproof the plaza deck prior to installing a GreenScapes vegetated roof system, hard-scape and water ...


    By CETCO

  • Impact of surface roughness on particle penetration through building envelope leakage

    Infiltration is the main ventilation style during heating and cooling seasons in residential building of China. Human inhalation exposure to particles of outdoor origin depends substantially on the degree to which particles can penetrate through building envelope. In the paper, we analysed the impact factors of particle penetration into indoor environment, and developed a mathematical model to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regional air quality management in China: the 2010 Guideline on Strengthening Joint Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution

    This paper examines a new initiative to build a region–based air quality management system in the People's Republic of China, and identify its key features, significance and potential challenges. This Guideline on Strengthening Joint Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution to Improve Air Quality is a major new policy initiative developed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mathematical modelling of lead assimilation by printing press operators in a poor indoor air quality environment

    Most printing presses in developing countries are located in buildings with inadequate natural and mechanical ventilation such that the press operators work for major hours in poor indoor air quality buildings, which expose them to a wide range of health hazards such as lead poisoning. Understanding how poor air quality affects the operator's body system is studied using a methodology involving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    Indoor Air Quality Dallas/Fort Worth, TX We have provided Indoor Air Quality to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated ...

  • New Jersey Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    We have provided New Jersey Indoor Air Quality to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated communities. Our experience includes Post-9/11 Building Air ...

  • Atlanta Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    We have provided Indoor Air Quality to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984 in Atlanta. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated communities. Our experience includes Post-9/11 Building Air ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • New York City Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    We have provided Indoor Air Quality testing to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984 in New York and beyond. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated communities. Our experience includes Post-9/11 ...

  • An application of ventilation efficiency concepts to the analysis of building density effects on urban flow and pollutant concentration

    This paper is devoted to the study of flow and pollutant dispersion within different urban configurations by means of wind tunnel experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. The influence of the building packing density was evaluated in terms of ventilation efficiency. We found that air entering the array through the lateral sides and that leaving through the street roofs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Boston Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    We have provided Indoor Air Quality to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984 in Boston. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated communities. Our experience includes Post-9/11 Building Air Quality ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets

    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing the many benefits that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify the point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaint or illness clusters cost $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a ...

  • Chicago Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Surveys in High-Rise Commercial/Residential Buildings

    Do You Have Chicago Indoor Air Quality Issues? We have provided Indoor Air Quality to high-rise building owners and tenants since 1984 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Our offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston have further added to our knowledge and experience in the unique problems of high-rise and large commercial residential buildings, as well as the problem in large densely populated ...

  • A study of heat transfer effects on air pollution dispersion in street canyons by numerical simulations

    This study investigated thermal effects on the flow and dispersion of pollutant in urban street canyons. A heating module was introduced into the micro scale model MIMO for describing the thermal exchange between the air in the street and the buildings. Furthermore, the influence of wall temperatures and building shading on the in-street flow and its vertical transport is discussed. Results from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Screening of volatile organic compounds as a source for indoor pollution

    For a considerable period of time the presence of an increasing number of chemicals has been observed in almost all aspects of human life. This process also affects the living and working environment of man. Human development, including physical and mental health and well-being, depends on to a great degree on the surrounding environment. Considering that an average person spends a significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Green Buildings` can lead to problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    In striving to construct energy-efficient, cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of their indoor air quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can lead to an unhealthy indoor environment and to conditions such as sick building syndrome (SBS) or other building related illnesses (BRI). In the past few decades, energy conservation measures have led to airtight building construction that can ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Indoor air quality can be improved by employing plants as walls

    The practice of planting ivy to climb up the walls of buildings has existed for centuries. Now, the trend towards sustainability and green building practices can lead to the development and use of living walls as a means of filtering and improving a building’s indoor air quality. Green walls are a living, breathing, regenerating type of cladding that can be as simple as a living art installation ...


    By Actual Media

  • IAQ Profile Monitor Case Study

    The latest Wireless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Profile Monitor unit from PPM Technology, allows for a complete and accurate representation of indoor air quality in a building, in accordance with the buildings management standards concerning conditions such as sick building syndrome. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Six Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Now

    Air quality is an important issue to anyone’s health, and many people don’t realize that their health issues and illnesses could be significantly diminished if their air quality was improved. There is much scientific evidence to suggest that the indoor air can be more polluted than the air outdoors, even in industrialized areas. When people spend eight or more hours a day in the same building, ...

  • `Green Buildings` can create problems with IAQ

    The recent trend towards energy conservation measures have in some cases led to airtight building construction that can often create problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Some 'green buildings' (also known as ‘green construction’ and ‘sustainable buildings’) have ignored the issue of IAQ in pursuit of energy saving measures. Ventilation systems are set to minimize the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. In order to accurately understand a building’s indoor air quality, it is ...


    By PPM Technology

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