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ASHRAE Issues Standard on Airborne Infections

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. For more than three years, institutional and commercial facilities have contended with raised expectations related to indoor air quality (IAQ) among occupants, visitors and the general public, and they have responded with...

China faces a new Covid wave that could peak at 65 million cases a week

The country once had some of the harshest Covid restrictions on the planet, but the response from the government and the public is relatively muted this time. BEIJING — China is bracing for a new wave of Covid infections that could see as many as 65 million cases per...

Department of Education Issues ESSER Extensions for K-12 Schools

Supply chain, hiring issues provide challenges to states, school districts for spending funds.

Federal Facilities Up the Ante on Indoor Air Quality

Administration aims to establish 1,500 GSA facilities as examples of innovation, implementation and standards for indoor air quality.

Pandemic Bills Provide K-12 Schools with HVAC Upgrade Opportunities

"As part of the country’s pandemic recovery efforts, the government passed myriad funding bills aimed at not only helping keep small businesses afloat, but to help school districts with money to help improve air quality in their buildings. Programs such as the $190...

IAQ Concerns in Workplace Double for Employees

Buildings survey reveals that employees show great interesting in the air circulating through their buildings. Pre-pandemic, the phrase indoor air quality (IAQ) was an afterthought among building occupants in institutional and commercial facilities. As the pandemic...

Sacramento School district removes Air Purifiers due to safety concerns

“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento City Unified School District has spent millions of dollars on air purifiers that have now been removed from classrooms for safety testing. Sacramento City Teachers Association President David Fischer said the association raised...

Our buildings are making us sick

“For years, Alan, a designer in Vermont, had a persistent, hacking cough that kept him up at night, and every winter, a near-constant series of sore throats and colds. He visited his doctor’s office, got diagnosed with reflux, and took reams of antibiotics for...

How Our Buildings Are Making Us Sick

“As a culture, Americans spend 90 percent of our time indoors, and in the majority of cases the air quality inside is far worse than it is outside. The largely terrible indoor air quality is attributed to the offgassing of chemicals from various building...

Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review

“The use of cloth facemasks in community settings has become an accepted public policy response to decrease disease transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet evidence of facemask efficacy is based primarily on observational studies that are subject to confounding...

ASHRAE Issues Standard on Airborne Infections

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. For more than three years, institutional and commercial facilities have contended with raised expectations related to indoor air quality (IAQ) among occupants, visitors and the general public, and they have responded with...

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IAQ Concerns in Workplace Double for Employees

Buildings survey reveals that employees show great interesting in the air circulating through their buildings. Pre-pandemic, the phrase indoor air quality (IAQ) was an afterthought among building occupants in institutional and commercial facilities. As the pandemic...

read more

Our buildings are making us sick

“For years, Alan, a designer in Vermont, had a persistent, hacking cough that kept him up at night, and every winter, a near-constant series of sore throats and colds. He visited his doctor’s office, got diagnosed with reflux, and took reams of antibiotics for...

read more

How Our Buildings Are Making Us Sick

“As a culture, Americans spend 90 percent of our time indoors, and in the majority of cases the air quality inside is far worse than it is outside. The largely terrible indoor air quality is attributed to the offgassing of chemicals from various building...

read more