Canadian wildfires heavily impacted air quality throughout the United States. Jon Douglas, director of Johnson Controls’ Healthy Building Services and Solutions, offers advice everyone can use to protect indoor air quality (IAQ) when outdoor conditions become extreme.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, U.S. legislators allocated more than $200 billion to school districts to improve safety and student achievement. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) legislation specifically permits using these funds for the “testing, repairing and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings.”
“Bếp” in Vietnamese means “kitchen,” which made it the perfect word for Adam Gilpatrick and his wife to use when naming their first restaurant, Bếp Vietnamese Kitchen, in downtown Holly Springs, North Carolina, a suburb of the state’s bustling capital of Raleigh.
For more than 30 years, Falke published hundreds of articles in magazines across the HVAC Industry. He spoke at dozens of conferences and association meetings, touching and improving the lives and technical skills of contractors across the United States. Rob Falke’s influence will continue for generations.
According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, "School Ventilation: A Vital Tool to Reduce COVID-19 Spread," ventilation improvements in K-12 schools are a cost-effective public health measure.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, most of our nearly 100,000 public schools across the country have opened full-time again to ensure a sense of normalcy for both children and their parents.
Steril-Aire’s Ceiling HEPA Pro+ is a HEPA air filtration system designed for installation above drop ceilings that runs independently to deliver an increased number of clean air changes per hour without interfering with HVAC system performance; minimizes sound for occupants; does not take up floor space like typical portable air cleaners; delivers market-leading clean air delivery per-dollar of any installed filtration system, the company notes; and distributed return and supply promotes better delivery of clean air and allows for different engineering strategies to be employed to protect occupants, Steril-Aire adds.
The publication was created to be used alongside ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019 and explains how to apply the criteria set out by the standard, by providing examples, sample calculations and best practices for professionals concerned with ventilation and indoor air quality in nonresidential buildings.