• Most of the world breathes polluted air, WHO says

    By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Updated 4:42 AM ET, Wed September 28, 2016 (CNN)Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. The interactive map, based on global air […]

  • Measurement Procedures for Gaseous Contaminants in Commercial Buildings

    Last Chance to Download (for free) and Comment on ASHRAE G27 Review Draft through September 12th Through September 12th you can download the third public review draft of ASHRAE Guideline 27 here for free: https://osr.ashrae.org/sitepages/showdoc2.aspx/ListName/Public%20Review%20Draft%20Standards/ItemID/1525/IsAttachment/N/GPC27P+Third+Public+Review+Draft+May+2016_chair_approved.pdf


    This document was released by the U.S. EPA in November, 2015, and is available at epa.gov.  IAQ.net & Healthy Indoors Magazine offers a free online flipbook of this and other information documents that provide easy reading and access.  You can […]

  • 10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

    By EfirstCA | Published: August 18th, 2016 Posted in: Resource As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly or wrongly, as a contractor, clients will judge you not just on […]

  • Nobody Is Going To Follow Your Brand On Social Media (And Here’s Why That’s Okay)

    CREDIT: Getty Images The first step is understanding your goals as a business. By Nicolas Cole  – Contributor, Inc.com  @Nicolascole77 CREDIT: Getty Images Nobody is going to follow you on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Pinterest. Or Twitter. Do you know why? Most people […]

  • Is Household And Office Mold Affecting Your Skin?

    All of our lives, every day, we have been exposed to mold. A mold-free environment is just about impossible to achieve, even on that shining metal surface in your kitchen. The impact of household mold on common skin conditions Molds […]

  • New controls over dust from construction sites

    Construction projects must now prevent the spread of piled materials onto nearby properties and keep the ground moist to control dust and dirt. Ronald Reyes/The Tico Times Costa Rica’s Health Ministry approved a new regulation requiring construction companies and contractors to reduce the […]

  • Control Measures Critical for 3D Printers – NIOSH Research Rounds

    An industrious college student recently made the news for straightening his own teeth with braces that he made on his school’s three-dimensional (3D) printer. From braces, hearing aids, and prosthetics, to military equipment, the list of products that 3D printers […]

  • Renewable Jet Fuel Could be Growing on Australia’s Iconic Gum Trees

    Australia’s economy may have ridden on the sheep’s back but the colonies’ first export was actually Eucalyptus oil. From a small batch of oil distilled from Sydney peppermint gum sent to England by First Fleet Surgeon-General John White, an industry […]

  • Are CFL Lights Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

    By E2 Energy Advisors Dallas, TX. Febr. 2, 2016- Recently GE announced that they will no longer be manufacturing or selling compact fluorescent bulbs. These previously popular bulbs which were once all the rage and featured on Oprah are now being […]

  • Activists are warning residents to avoid drinking tap water

    Environmental activist Erin Brockovich in 2007; tainted water in California. (Photos: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images; Eric Paul Zamora/’Fresno Bee’/Getty Images) Thousands of Americans drink tap water poisoned by unsafe levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal, and government authorities are doing […]

  • Lawsuit Against Four Companies Over Spray Foam

    A recently unsealed complaint filed by the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP claims that four major chemical companies had information that a chemical they manufacture poses significant health risks, but withheld the data from the government. According to court […]

  • 4 reasons net-zero energy should start with schools

    Shutterstockpisaphotography –  Schools that integrate solar panels onto their campuses can teach valuable hands-on lessons to students about physics, technology and global stewardship Kelly Vaughn Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 12:33am Can we afford to teach our children? In the U.S. […]

  • Back to School IAQ

    Are the indoor environments in our schools safe, healthy, and productive learning environments for our kids? That’s topic of the cover story in the September issue of Healthy Indoors Magazine. Read it now and get your complementary magazine subscription at […]

  • South Carolina Accidentally Kills Millions Of Honeybees With Zika Spraying

    County officials had been targeting mosquitos when they blanketed a 15-square mile area with pesticide on Sunday. But they ended up killing at least 2.5 million honeybees as well. More than 40 travel-related cases of Zika have been reported in […]

  • Upcoming Webinar — Microbiomes in the Built Environment

    What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments? Presented by:Brent Stephens, PhD, Associate Professor of Architectural   Engineering,   Illinois Institute of Technology Date and Time: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11 a.m. – Noon (EDT) Q&A Session:   Noon–12:30 p.m. EDT […]

  • Formaldehyde Exposure in RVs, Mobile Homes & Travel Trailers

    Published on Aug 24, 2016 Exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde is an important public health issue. Following Hurricane Katrina, when displaced people were temporarily housed in new trailers and mobile homes supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), […]

  • Here’s Another Reason To Be Worried About Bottled Water

    Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images – Bottled water sales in the U.S. just surpassed soda sales for the first time. There is a dark side to all those plastic bottles.  by Joseph Erbentraut Senior Reporter, The Huffington Post The bottled water industry is […]

  • Remembering the Past – Love Canal Tragedy

    by Dr Harshit Agrawal CEnv Details of many historical environmental incidents and associated impacts they once had on societies, organizations and future generations, unfortunately, gets lost in time.  However, it is essential for us to revisit them, to educate ourselves again and to raise […]

  • What are the risks of legionella in care homes?

    Posted by James Reed on 18-Jul-2016 13:32:06 You don’t have to look far on the internet to find information on the importance of legionella control in care homes. It features prominently in the HSE’s HSG220 document, in guidance from the […]

  • Onset Offers a Free Webinar on Data Logger Basics

    New to data logging? Then don’t miss the opportunity to attend this free one-hour webinar and get answers to commonly-asked questions, such as: What are data loggers, what do they measure, and who can benefit from using them? What are […]

  • You can see through your walls with this $200 stud finder

      By Chaim Gartenberg on August 17, 2016 11:00 am   The WalabotDIY is the stud finder of the future, connecting to a smartphone to let you see inside your walls. Clearly, the trend of taking simple, inexpensive household tools and […]

  • How Tesla’s batteries can change the solar power game

    Bring me sunshine J. EMILIO FLORES/The New York Ti / eye vine Technology news  10 August 2016 By Hal Hodson THE dream of a solar-powered society has tantalised us for decades. But the costs involved in piping the sun’s energy into the […]

  • Tweaking Plans for a Minisplit System

    With heating and cooling load calculations in hand, a homeowner tries to fine-tune specs for a minisplit system Posted on Aug 15 2016 by Scott Gibson An HVAC contractor is recommending a combination of ductless minisplits, like this one, and […]

  • Why We Should Care… The SteraMist Challenge

    Published on August 2, 2016 Written by: Dr. Helene Paxton, MS, MT(ASCP), PhD, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Bio Guidance, LLC. A recent article suggest that the golden age of antibiotics is ending due to increase patterns of resistance seen in common […]

  • E Instruments is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this Year

    E Instruments is proud to announce it is celebrating its’ 15th Anniversary this year.  In recognition of achieving this milestone we have put together a timeline of some of our achievements. Please take a moment to take a look at […]

  • Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Wood

    Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 5, 2016 A little over one year ago, the CBS news program 60 Minutes reported that a major flooring retailer was selling a Chinese-produced laminate wood flooring product that released elevated levels of formaldehyde. 60 Minutes tested […]

  • Duct Leakage: Aeroseal Provides an IAQ Breakthrough

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 2 out of 3 indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system – both the heating and air conditioning side of the equation as well as the more obvious component involving ventilation. […]

  • GrayWolf AdvancedSense® BE Portable Air Quality Meter

    GrayWolf Sensing Solutions of Shelton, CT, USA, introduces the new AdvancedSense BE, a rugged, simple-to-use, multi-parameter environmental meter. This purpose-built instrument is suited for both walk-thru surveys and for trend-logging over hours/days/weeks/months. Use it for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Industrial […]

  • Zehnder Announces the New ComfoAir 70 ERV Unit

    Homes are being more tightly built than ever to prevent air leakage and promote energy efficiency. High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health. The new […]

  • IAQA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Hosted by Trenton Chapter

    Saturday September 24, 2016 at the Westin Hotel, Princeton, NJ, for 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Consultants and contractors from the Mid-Atlantic area are encouraged to come to learn about different IAQ topics, network with local professionals for possible future […]

  • Measurement Procedures for Gaseous Contaminants in Commercial Buildings

    Last Chance to Download (for free) and Comment on ASHRAE G27 Review Draft through September 12th Through September 12th you can download the third public review draft of ASHRAE Guideline 27 here for free: https://osr.ashrae.org/sitepages/showdoc2.aspx/ListName/Public%20Review%20Draft%20Standards/ItemID/1525/IsAttachment/N/GPC27P+Third+Public+Review+Draft+May+2016_chair_approved.pdf

  • ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016 – Summary of significant changes

    The 2016 update to ASHRAE Standard 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, has changes that affect the indoor air quality procedure, laboratory exhaust and demand control ventilation. The standard sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and […]

  • Home Performance Coalition -Staying in Lockstep with the Real Estate Industry

    For the last several years, consumer interest in energy efficiency as a valued feature of residential properties has been growing. In response, several states, including Vermont, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Colorado have been working with realtors and appraisers to make information […]

  • NADCA’s 2016 Fall Tech Conference, Sept. 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte NC

    This year’s Fall Technical Conference is designed to help your company become the best it can be, by offering training and certification for all levels of HVAC inspection, cleaning and restoration technicians. The conference covers not only HVAC system cleaning, […]

  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Announces Call for Speakers

    Got Something to Say? Submit your presentation for the 2017 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference, May 2-3, 2017 in Portland, ME, hosted by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council. Building Science • Engineering • High Performance Buildings • […]

  • Vancouver BC Becomes Newest IAQA Organization Chapter Group

    ATLANTA – “A great team expecting great things” sums up the enthusiastic attitude of the newly chartered Vancouver Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). Vancouver and Los Angeles are the two newest chapters for IAQA, which now has […]

  • Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) Second Pilot Certification Now Available

    July 6, 2016, Malta, NY – In the beginning of April, BPI launched the first form of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential pilot exam at the ACI National Home Performance Conference in Austin, TX. This first form has been completed in the […]

  • Home Performance Coalition Awards Grant to Efficiency First for an Executive Director

    June 10, 2016 – Washington DC and San Francisco – Today the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and Efficiency First announced the award of a grant to Efficiency First to fund an Executive Director. With this award, Efficiency First will be […]

  • The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

    Founded in 1974, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is today the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. We, as professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, embrace whole systems thinking as […]