IAQ IQ Podcast

enhanced ventilation
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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 […]

ERVs
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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 […]

IAQ
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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 […]

Energy Recovery Ventilation
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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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“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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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: […]

Reducing the DALY Tally Through IAQ Improvements
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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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

Bonus Content

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One thing is universally known three years into the global COVID-19 pandemic: almost all COVID-19 infections occur indoors. Poorly ventilated spaces help spread COVID-19, flu, and other raspatory illnesses. Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, in October 2022, the Biden administration held a White House Summit on Improving Indoor Air Quality. The summit gathered public […]

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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 […]

DOAS Powers Efficiency, Savings and Healthier Air: Find Out Why and How
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Commercial buildings requiring 100% outdoor air to meet ventilation standards and maintain indoor air quality (IAQ) is nothing new in the engineering world. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought calls for increased ventilation to further enhance IAQ and improve occupant health, which has brought challenges for traditional HVAC systems. The main responsibility of a 100% […]