The 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference is being held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 conference in this historic downtown venue! As the premier green building conference in the
EPA Indoor Environments Division sent this bulletin at 03/08/2017 10:00 AM EST View EPA’s On-Demand Professional Training Webinars to Gain Buy-In From School Personnel! Here’s what a school district representative has to say about these online trainings: Acquiring the knowledge— “I thought I had a good understanding of IAQ, yet in every webinar, the presenter has
Recipients of the Indoor Air Quality Association’s Hall of Fame and Advocate of the Year Awards were recognized at the organization’s recent 20th Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nev. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the science and public recognition of the subject of indoor air quality.
By Bob Krell, President, IAQ Technologies, Inc. Few building owners or facility managers would argue whether HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems are important factors in a building’s indoor environment. After all, it seems only logical that the systems relied upon to condition and transport air through a facility would play a key
by Kevin Stack Typically, building codes, scientists, health and wellness and green building programs concentrate on indoor sources that impact human health and performance. Often the connection between land use and zoning policies, outdoor sources of pollutants and impacts on IEQ is overlooked. How land use decisions influence IEQ, however, is more critical than ever.
HVAC Hygiene for IAQ: Getting Your DUCTS in a Row Healthy Indoors Magazine’s February 2017 digital edition is available online now, at HealthyIndoors.com, featuring a cover story on HVAC hygiene and air duct cleaning. Additional features include, “Case Studies on Building Odors”, “The Polluted Brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia”, and “Impact
By Jeffrey C. May Although I take many air and dust samples in my indoor air quality investigations, I’m going to play the Devil’s Advocate in this article and discuss what I believe are the weaknesses and pitfalls in many areas of mold testing. First, air samples alone won’t identify the location of mold growth.
By Bob Wood Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and 3,200 lung cancer deaths every year in Canada. If I were to tell you that scientists in Canada and the U.S. have developed inexpensive methods to test for radon, that building scientists have developed methods to fix a building with elevated levels,
Build It, and They Will Come Fungi can grow in a variety of environmental conditions, from sopping wet to somewhat dry, through a broad range of temperatures, and on a variety of organic materials. The common link is that fungi require nutrients and moisture to grow. Lacking any internal digestive systems, they gather and break
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA Office of Research and Development. The purpose of the MOU is to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development (EPA-ORD) and NEHA. Through this MOU, NEHA and EPA-ORD will have the opportunity to