indoor environmental quality News

  • Indoor Environmental Quality and LEED Cerification

    As the awareness of the need for green commercial and residential construction has grown, so has the necessity for a certification system that rates how well a structure is built or remodeled. For this reason, the US Green Building Council developed the LEED certification system that measures the level of green building practices that have been implemented in the construction process. LEED stands ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Indoor environmental quality of LEED-certified buildings evaluated

    Staff in buildings that have been certified as „green. under the LEED scheme are just as satisfied with their indoor working environment as people working in non-LEED buildings, according to research on commercial buildings. The study suggests that investment in the thermal and acoustic aspects of buildings, however, would further improve occupant satisfaction. LEED1 (Leadership in Energy ...

  • OEM Gas Sensors Boost Indoor Environmental Quality

    Gascard® NG OEM infrared gas sensors from Edinburgh Sensors are ideally suited for applications involving the control of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in commercial, institutional and laboratory buildings. Accurate control of critical indoor environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels are not only essential for the well-being and comfort of building ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Formaldehyde Video Becomes an Environmental & Indoor Air Quality Hit

    Last week a video produced by the IAQ Video Network to educate families about formaldehyde and the dangers it can pose to families in their homes witnessed a huge boost in viewers.  The video, which was released 10 months ago, was viewed by close to 5,000 people last week alone. Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Caused by Lightning Strikes in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s tropical climate means year-round warm weather and the frequent possibility of lightning storms for residents of the islands. As lightning passes through the air it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun according to the National Weather Service.  As lightening makes contact with the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Beach Home Maintenance and Indoor Environmental Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses beach home preventive maintenance and indoor environmental quality.    “Having a full time or vacation home on the coast is a dream come true for many people,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Testing laboratory promotes environmental and indoor air quality industries

    EMSL Analytical, one of the largest indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental testing laboratory networks, has been involved with providing public education about environmental issues since the company’s founding in 1981. Few companies in the industry have such a long tradition of providing not only testing solutions, but also free educational information about environmental and indoor air ...


  • Foreclosed Properties and Indoor Environmental Risks

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses foreclosed properties and potential indoor environmental hazards.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA, schools to tackle indoor air quality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its 11th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2011. The meeting is bringing together school board officials, administrators, health association members, school nurses, teachers, parents, and others to take charge in protecting the indoor air environments of children in ...

  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Online Indoor Air Quality Videos Increase Business

    Did you know that an online video is up to 50 times more likely to get a first-page Google ranking than a standard text page, or that 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute?  Facebook users watch 500 years of YouTube videos each day.   More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the three major U.S. networks created in 60 years.   There are over 800 ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Companies Turn to Corporate Videos

    One of the latest innovative ways for indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental companies to reach their customers today is through online videos.  Helping companies achieve this feat is the industry’s IAQ Video Network.   The IAQ Video Network, an affiliate of Cochrane & Associates, is perhaps best known for over 125 educational videos they have produced over the past ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality is a Key Green Building Feature

    The presentation included Hygieneering, Inc.’s Green Building Services that include: (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality inspection, testing and building material assessments, inspections to identify (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality risk factors in the HVAC systems and air quality testing to meet health and comfort parameters established by ASHRAE and OSHA. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • How important is school indoor air quality?

    Indoor air quality issues in schools across the West Coast have gotten increased attention as the school year has begun. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bulletin (EPA 402-f-00-009), “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest ...


  • Solutions to the Economic Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) provides technology solutions for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing lost productivity and dangerous health conditions. Our understanding of how indoor air quality issues relate to human health and worker productivity has increased dramatically over the last several decades.  However, quantifying the economic impact of poor IAQ has not been an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Why do we need to Monitor 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”.   Poor IAQ is a ...


    By PPM Technology

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