Articles by tag: ventilation

What Is Ventilation and Why Does It Matter?

In recent times, there has been a pushback to implementing high ventilation rates because of the associated energy penalties. Indeed, this point was hammered home during the oil embargo days in the late 1970s when energy prices skyrocketed. At that time, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the industry went from 20-30…

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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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RenewAire’s Sustainable Ventilation Solutions

Renewew Air’s sustainable ventilation solution supports the three pillars of sustainability: people, profits, and planet. Indoor air quality significantly impacts health and cognitive function, but Renewew Air’s energy recovery ventilation removes contaminants and improves air quality. In healthcare facilities, ventilation reduces airborne infections and enhances cognitive function. In schools and workplaces, improved air quality boosts…

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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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Balanced Ventilation Basics for Homes

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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Building Management
Indoor Air Quality & You: Unhealthy Homes and Storytelling

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

“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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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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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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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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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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Methods for Safeguarding the Air We Breathe, Part 2
April 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust air quality into the spotlight, particularly in the spaces we inhabit most, such as our homes, workplaces, schools and more – and Dr. Scott A. Cohen of the Bassett Healthcare Network and infection prevention specialist Dr. Fiona Collins are back with another look at how we can go about safeguarding…

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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 Importance of Proper Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality
December 22, 2020

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), is on everyone’s mind these days. With the COVID-19 pandemic raising concerns over the quality and safety of indoor air, it’s an opportune time to get an insider’s perspective on IAQ and what proper and/or increased ventilation can do to make an internal environment a safe one. Nick Agopian, Vice President…

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Metrology Matters: What is Metrology Anyway?
August 18, 2020

It’s an important first question to understanding the field, and one perhaps too many mechanical engineering students don’t stop to ask. Jack Clark, Senior Principal Scientist at Woodward, and Chris Evans, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Precision Metrology, said the answer isn’t easy, but understanding what metrology is can…

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AirIQ: Design Innovation and Testing for Better OEM Solutions
August 7, 2020

Indoor air quality is a topic of considerable public interest in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Mark Lundberg has been thinking about it for far longer. The Product Director for Field Controls helps develop new blower products, empowering facilities managers to move clean air into their buildings and make sure air is…

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Conversations from the EDGE: Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Indoor Air Quality to the Forefront
July 7, 2020

Perhaps at no time in history have we thought as much about the air we breathe indoors. With research suggesting that COVID-19 spreads more readily in indoor environments, measures need to be taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but there also are steps that can be taken by business owners or building…

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AirIQ: The Importance of Proper Power Venter Setup
November 22, 2019

John Cotton, Tech Support and Project Coordinator at Field Controls, returned to the AirIQ podcast to talk about the importance of proper installation and service of power venters. Power venters are a cost-saving alternative to traditional chimney exhaust systems. “Gas and oil-fired appliances, such as furnaces, boilers, and water heaters, use power venters,” Cotton said….

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