IAQ IQ Podcast

Support Decarbonization with Enhanced Ventilation via ERVs and DOAS

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The latest episode of “IAQ IQ: Indoor Air Quality & You” examined how enhanced ventilation via energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) can support decarbonization. Conducted in conjunction with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the podcast showcased three participants. Host, Michelle Dawn Mooney spoke with Michael Reed, Head…

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Building Management
Maximize Ventilation Potential with ERVs as Compared to HRVs

What Are the Key Differences Between ERVs and HRVs? As the names above explain, ERVs are ventilators that recover energy while HRVs recover heat. But how exactly are they different? The first key variance is that HRVs only recover heat whereas ERVs recover both heat and humidity. This is explained later on in the…

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Articles
Smart Controls and ERVs: Enhance IAQ Effortlessly in Resimmercial Spaces

After COVID-19, the criticality of high-level indoor air quality (IAQ) is clear. With invisible, odorless and potentially deadly indoor air contaminants swirling around, it’s evident that increased ventilation is essential for safeguarding occupant health. This is especially crucial in tight structures that trap contaminants indoors. However, more ventilation requires more energy, which boosts costs…

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Building Management
Energy Recovery Ventilation: Decarbonization and Building Resiliency

What role does ventilation play in addressing global climate change? A lot, as it turns out. In the recent episode of “Indoor Air Quality And You,” host Gabrielle Bejarano, recently spoke with Nick Agopian, VP Sales & Marketing at RenewAire LLC about how the key to countering climate change is through a three-pronged attack of…

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Articles
ERVs: Revolutionizing the Home Ventilation Industry

“IAQ IQ: Indoor Air Quality and You” podcast, host Tyler Kern chatted with Nick Agopian, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RenewAire LLC, and Brian Simmons, RenewAire Senior Technical Sales Support Specialist, regarding ERVs and home ventilation. They discussed: Purpose of ventilation ERVs and why we need them in the HVAC industry The importance…

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Building Management
IAQ IQ: Career Paths for Women in the HVAC Industry

When it comes to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, women continue to be underrepresented. Many industries that rely on a foundation of STEM education are dominated by a predominately male workforce. However, the tide is turning with more women entering the HVAC industry year over year. Tyler Kern, host of IAQ IQ:…

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Building Management
Reducing the DALY Tally Through IAQ Improvements

Nick Agopian, VP of Sales & Marketing at RenewAire, and Paul Raymer, Chief Investigator at Heyoka Indoor Solutions LLC, joined Tyler Kern for the third installment of their focus on indoor air quality (IAQ) best practices for the home with a fascinating look at improving disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). No one likes to dwell on…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Knox Kronenberg
Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Robots? In My Hotel? Three Ways AI is Stepping Up as Hospitality’s Next Great PMS Support Tool
July 23, 2024

Artificial intelligence is uniting departments and supporting hospitality from behind the scenes By Warren Dehan Where did all of these robots come from? While hospitality may seem like the last place you might expect to find Artificial Intelligence, this technology has significantly impacted how hoteliers do business. While most generative AI today reacts to text…

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SafeHaven
Ripple of Change: SafeHaven with Melina Davis and Dr Ally Jaffee
July 23, 2024

At a time when the mental health of healthcare professionals is under intense scrutiny, the SafeHaven program emerges as a beacon of hope. With rising burnout rates among medical staff, the necessity for confidential support systems is more evident than ever. What are the barriers preventing healthcare professionals from seeking the help they need?…

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Other IAQ IQ Podcast
Balanced Ventilation Basics for Homes
March 30, 2022

Nick Agopian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RenewAire, and Paul Raymer, Chief Investogator from Heyoka Indoor Solutions LLC, joined Host Tyler Kern for the second of three series episodes on improving indoor air quality. Agopian explained why balanced ventilation with outdoor air is so important. When one cubic foot of air moves out…

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Indoor Air Quality & You: Unhealthy Homes and Storytelling
February 23, 2022

The spaces in which people live and work impact them. More specifically, the building materials and indoor air quality can negatively affect occupants. While regulations and codes take these into consideration, indoor air quality (IAQ) is still a challenge in the new well-sealed home. Host of IAQ IQ: Indoor Air Quality and You hostTyler Kern…

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IAQIQ: A Day in the Life of Building a Passive House Compliant Home
November 17, 2021

“Through the years, I’ve experimented building five homes to be as energy-efficient as possible with solar features, energy recovery ventilators, and other techniques.” The standards of energy efficiency and the construction of houses and structures have changed significantly. In fact, the company was a pioneer, led by a group of innovators, including Doug Steege. Steege…

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COVID-19 Prompts Updates in Building Ratings and Certifications
October 13, 2021

“For example, the WELL Health Safety Rating created a big board with industry professionals from across the gamut, be they scientists, or people focused on the biology or virology, to figure out what would be the best approach [to focus on occupant health and wellness] in July of last year,” Nugent said. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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High Performing Multi-family Homes Focused on IAQ
July 28, 2021

On the Indoor Air Quality & You podcast, we’ve already discussed the role of energy recovery ventilation (ERV) in high performing, single-family homes, as well as the benefits of increased ventilation. In fact, in the wake of the pandemic, air quality is more critical than it’s ever been. With that in mind, multi-family homes…

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Indoor Air Quality IQ: What Most People Don’t Know About Higher-Performing Homes, Part One
April 28, 2021

You understand how your body performs, and you probably know how your car does, too. But what about your home? Would you consider yourself well-versed in the dynamics that keep your home – and you – healthy? This isn’t a topic that many people have thought about, but Corbett and Grace Lunsford have. Their TV…

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IAQ IQ: Ventilation Solutions for Every Home
March 24, 2021

Home building and energy codes have resulted in tight sealing methodologies – and you may not have even considered the impact that could have on the buildup of contaminants in the space. With indoor air quality now firmly in the spotlight, emphasis is being placed on the contaminants we produce when we cook, clean, sneeze…

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Have Your Cake (Increased Ventilation) & Eat It Too (Decrease Ventilation Energy Costs)
March 2, 2021

Over the years, companies have sacrificed proper building ventilation for increased energy savings by creating tighter building envelopes, investing in sealing technologies, and more. However, the coronavirus pandemic reinforced a basic idea in creating safer, healthier spaces: proper building ventilation is essential to the health of employees, and therefore, the community. But with this…

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The IAQ Revolution: Dilution & Filtration with Nick Agopian and Armin Rudd
January 19, 2021

A revolution is nothing without a solution. For indoor air quality (IAQ), dilution and filtration are two components of the ventilation equation. Nick Agopian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RenewAire, teamed up with Armin Rudd, Principal AB Systems, LLC, to add context to this IAQ IQ conversation. Agopian said ventilation and filtration try…

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