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Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

The market for indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) technologies used in new construction and retrofit applications is expected to grow from $4.2 billion in 2015 to $7.1 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Healthy and environmentally friendly buildings rely on good IEAQ to maintain … Read more »

Clean Air Tech Competition Seeks Pollution Treatment Providers

Air pollution treatment technology providers can apply for the Bluetech Award competition, which aims to improve China’s air quality. The Clean Air Alliance of China, a nonprofit think-tank consisting of policymakers, researchers and business leaders, launched the Bluetech Award to help connect the best technologies around the world to where … Read more »

ASHRAE Updates IAQ Guideline, Says Use High-Efficiency Filters

With recent research showing that ultrafine particles are more hazardous to human health than originally thought, higher-efficiency filters should be used, according to the newly published 2015 version of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality guideline. Guideline 24-2015, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides information on achieving … Read more »

BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Air Quality Credits

BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification is sought by manufacturers of office furniture and building materials, including paints and coatings, … Read more »

ASHRAE

ASHRAE, IAQA Offer Dual Membership

A new dual membership program is available to members of ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) as part of consolidation between the two groups finalized earlier this year. ASHRAE and IAQA announced last year that they were joining forces to combine resources to improve indoor air quality in … Read more »

ASHRAE Revises Indoor Air Quality Guideline

ASHRAE is seeking public input into a proposed revision of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality guideline. ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the companion guideline to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Guideline 24 provides information … Read more »

indoor air quality

System Improves Building Air Quality

A system to establish limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in buildings and homes has been developed by the European Union-wide Lowest Concentration of Interest Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working Group, have contributed to the development of the new procedure, … Read more »

UL

Smart Buildings Reduce Owners’ Costs, Slash Resource Consumption

A UL study predicts disruption in the building market over the next five to 10 years as owners, operators and investors of buildings increasingly recognize the potential of innovation in building energy consumption, water usage and indoor air quality to positively impact their bottom lines. In the white paper, The … Read more »

Furniture Maker Switches to AkzoNobel’s Formaldehyde-Free Coating

US office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as complying with industry regulations, the move will enable Paoli to meet growing customer demand … Read more »

ASHRAE, IAQA Join Forces

A consolidation between ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association has been finalized by both organizations. In July, ASHRAE announced it had agreed in principle to join forces with the IAQA, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment.  Since August, the two groups have been undergoing … Read more »

System Control Offers Increased HVAC Efficiency For Smaller Buildings

New technology has made heating, venting and air conditioning building automation systems available and affordable for small- and mid-sized buildings, which can result in considerable savings over the life of a building, according to HPAC Engineering. In light-commercial buildings, packaged rooftops or heat pumps are controlled almost exclusively with thermostats. … Read more »

Improving Indoor Air Quality the Easy Way

The natural first step most building managers take when they suspect that their building is causing health problems is to find the root cause and remove, replace or fix the problem. However, there are often more direct and less costly ways to attack poor indoor air quality, LEED trade magazine … Read more »