01 Apr 2020

Government agencies, medical facilities, educational institutions and other private sector companies, both large and small, are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Education on how to prevent the spread of viruses in their buildings by understanding disinfectants for emerging pathogens (DEP) is vitally important. As cases spike and mortality rate rises in the […]

17 Mar 2020

HVAC cleanliness and the proper functioning of air handling units are an important part of regulating airflow and ensuring good indoor air quality. Budgetary concerns may limit the time and attention spent on addressing IAQ issues, but ignoring problems leads to more expensive fixes down the road. Indoor Air Quality Concerns Building and facilities managers […]

26 Nov 2019

Industrial hygiene is a series of practices performed to ensure the health of buildings as well as the people who work inside them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes industrial hygiene (IH) as: A science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising […]

20 Nov 2019

Air handling unit restoration just makes sense. As buildings age, so does the infrastructure and equipment that supports them. Systems break down, components corrode, and building materials degrade. The fact is, as facilities managers well know, equipment needs replacing. This certainly includes air handling units (AHU). Replacement requires new planning, designing, and engineering, and a […]

08 Oct 2019

The Q-Pac HVAC fan retrofit is a viable energy savings upgrade for AHU restoration. Energy efficiency and sustainability are hot topics for building owners and facility managers. More than not these facility stake holders work closely with energy services consultants and engineers to map out plans for bigger savings and returns on investment. It is […]

11 Sep 2019

A multi-approach remediation plan was successfully completed to restore the university campus building* after mycotoxin proliferation. Background Part 1 of this 2 part series explained the likely cause of the chemical byproduct of mold and its spread into different areas of the building. It also demonstrated how the Building Sciences and EDLab divisions of Pure […]

30 Jul 2019

Steam Coil Cleaning Saves Energy: A Case Study Originally published as a case for Pure Air Control Services and reprinted in the Spring 2017 Issue of HVAC/P Magazine. The Project: Georgia Tech University, founded in 1885, covers over 400 acres and has 275 buildings with 9 million square feet which are occupied by over 25,000 […]

24 Jul 2019

5 questions to ask in the duct cleaning specs before awarding a contract. Lowest price versus best value age old conundrum in facilities purchasing. This is especially true and complicated with professional services. Going with the cheapest solution often realizes short term savings. However, it can cost exponentially more in the long run when the […]

30 Apr 2019

Buildings are havens for asthma and allergy triggers. This article will take a look at how to identify and minimize their impact to occupants. Everybody knows how outdoor air affects seasonal allergies. But what about indoor air quality? Even with the most rigorous housekeeping allergy triggers still thrive indoors. Asthma and allergies affect more than […]