Upgrading IAQ Systems Without Compromising Energy Efficiency
Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.
Air-Balancing Compliance for Critical Spaces
Healthcare facilities that have the most trouble-free compliance inspections are those that retain a testing, adjusting and balancing agency to measure and audit systems annually.
Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems
With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality on a Budget
There is a way that managers can improve indoor air quality while reducing energy use.
Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality
Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.
Demand for HVAC Controls Drives Building Automation Market
The global building automation and controls market is expected to grow 11.3 percent by 2030.
Healthcare Facilities Revisit Indoor Air Quality as COVID Cases Rise
Faced with limited options, managers are investigating ultraviolet systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hospitals Face Major Environmental Services Challenges
Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.
How HVAC Codes Must Adapt to Ever-Changing Science
Many hospitals are over-ventilating indoor spaces, resulting in wasted energy and dollars
White House Cites Role of Ventilation in COVID-19 Fight
International experts have advocated respirator use and enhanced ventilation systems in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
The Crucial Role of Hospital Filtration and Ventilation Systems
Systems are critical in providing safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff throughout facility.
Overhead Ventilation Is IAQ Culprit: Study
When overhead vents supply heated air, occupants might be exposed to respiratory aerosols more than if same room were well-mixed
ASHRAE Updates Ventilation Standard for Healthcare Facilities
Changes include expanded requirements to allow airborne infectious isolation room exhaust discharge to general exhaust under certain conditions
Nursing Homes Wrestle with Climate Change, HVAC Demands
For Washington’s long-term care facilities, recent heatwave underscored growing need for air conditioning
Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy
Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies
HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher
Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur
Ranking Risks: Ventilation and Infection Control
Risk-ranking each space in facilities with required temperature, pressure and humidity will guide testing procedures
ASHRAE, UV Group Partner on Research, Standards
ASHRAE, IUVA will cooperate to promote advancement of emerging research and technologies
ASHRAE Updates Healthcare Facilities Ventilation Standard
Standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of healthcare facilities
Mold Case Against Seattle Hospital Advances
Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital
Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design
COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical
Managing Ventilation To Prevent Airborne Illnesses
Management plan can help managers maintain compliance with applicable accreditation, licensure and regulatory standards
ASHRAE Clarifies Buildings’ Role in COVID-19
Statement offers updated, unequivocal statement on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings
Hospital Ventilation in the COVID-19 Era
ASHRAE Standard 170 survived pandemic and is ready for next edition
Case Study: Using Germicidal UV-C to Mitigate COVID-19
Chicago’s Loyola University Medical Center installed UV-C lamps in HVAC systems
Guidance Targets HVAC Controls in Healthcare
Resource fills a knowledge gap in a field with no definitive recommendations for environmental controls
More Patients Join Lawsuit Over Mold in Hospital
Since 2001, at least 14 young patients claim to have been infected by Aspergillus mold
Scrutiny Mounts on HVAC-COVID-19 Connection
Former OSHA head says employers not taking adequate measures to address real COVID-19 risks in workplaces
Resource Targets HVAC Controls and COVID-19
No definitive recommendations exist for environmental controls when handling COVID-19 patients
Refrigeration Breakdown Prompts Vaccine Scramble
Freezer storing 1,650 doses of the clinics’ COVID-19 vaccines stopped working