Building managers understand the importance of indoor air quality. It’s the air that workers in office buildings and students in classrooms breathe every day. It’s the air that patients at healthcare facilities and visitors to spas and restaurants take into their lungs. The transmission of airborne viruses is scary enough, but dust, mold, and […]

17 Jan 2022

  The ongoing pandemic puts indoor air quality issues in the spotlight, however, IAQ concerns predate COVID. For example, schools across the U.S. already faced an IAQ crisis in their buildings prior to the coronavirus. In fact, in early 2020, the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) published a report revealing that roughly half of U.S. […]

10 Jan 2022

In recent years, employers have come up with an array of office perks and benefits to attract workers and keep them happy. While free snacks and beverages are a nice perk and unlimited vacation days sounds nice too, a healthy work environment is what workers need most. That includes the air we breathe. About three […]

With the Omnicron variant blazing its way through the US, issues of indoor air quality remain a top concern for building managers. Proper ventilation is critical to controlling its spread. Therefore, cleaning and maintaining HVAC systems is also important. One concern many business owners and managers have is, how often to clean AC coils. ASHRAE […]

27 Dec 2021

As school started in the fall, we examined ways in which IAQ impacts schools and universities. We also looked at how school buildings benefit from improved indoor air quality. Next, we presented various methods and services for correcting school IAQ issues. We also noted that the pandemic offers a rare opportunity to administrators for improving […]

As the year progressed, we continued to cover many IAQ-related topics. We stressed the importance of testing and monitoring in the ongoing fight against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We discussed the concept of self-healing buildings, which includes several building remediation methods and technologies. Over the summer we addressed the six pillars of creating […]

13 Dec 2021

In early 2021 schools and businesses across the country continued to reopen even as the Delta variant of COVID-19 emerged in the U.S. This created school and workplace safety concerns. We covered topics that stressed the importance of air purification to restore worker confidence. We also discussed how schools used funds from the American Rescue […]

06 Dec 2021

  Many of us breathed a collective sigh of relief as 2021 began even as we remained cautious about the future. However, 2021 brought new challenges with COVID-19 including new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Other indoor air quality concerns resulted from buildings left empty during shutdowns. That included the growth of mold and bacteria […]

  Indoor air quality is critical to the health and safety of building occupants. The threat of airborne viruses, like SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, only highlights the need for proper IAQ. The path towards creating a safe indoor environment involves inspection and testing. However, not all commercial IAQ testing companies are equal. In fact, many […]

  Hospital air quality affects the health of staff, patients, and visitors. Healthcare facilities managers looking to keep their buildings safe must focus on providing clean air. This helps reduce the spread of viruses and prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. Doing so requires a prescriptive strategy that includes monitoring as well as remediation. […]