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By: Sasha Wedekind While people spend 90% of their time inside, indoor air quality has not been a large focus of attention for facilities management and tenants until recently. The coronavirus outbreak is bringing indoor air quality into the spotlight as hospitals work to mitigate the spread of disease and offices, retail, and education facilities are considering strategies to reopen …

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by John Macomber and Joseph Allen As we start to think about returning to work, shopping, and recreation, there is much talk about transformed workplaces and innovative social distancing designs. But how will companies, workers, and customers have confidence that these new measures will actually be effective at protecting them? Beyond what we can do as individuals to reduce our …

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The recent development of affordable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) sensors has led to a growing interest in continuous indoor climate monitoring. Introduction of advanced IEQ sensor networks will allow us to better analyse building performance. This article addresses a couple of fundamental questions that need to be answered to assure the successful introduction of IEQ …

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By Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber June 8, 2020 The world, the real estate industry, and individuals continue to be rocked by the direct impact of and resulting shock waves from the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic’s costs to public health and economic activity are colossal. We are worried about our families and communities, we fret about …

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Buildings·5 min read Kyle Hagerty·July 20, 2020 As our nation slogs through the sweltering dog days of summer, most Americans are reaching for the thermostat. This summer however, that cool, ventilated air poses a greater risk. Health organizations around the world, including the CDC, are sending out warnings about the risk ventilated air poses in …

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Michael Driedger·March 8, 2020 Poor air quality is a little bit like a drought. People only properly talk about water scarcity when it’s not been raining for a while, and people only really talk about air quality issues when it’s affecting human health (i.e. it needs to be obvious before we acknowledge that there is …

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No medical event in recent history has made a bigger impact on global health and the economy, than Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 disease. At the time of writing, most major economies are entering into some form of lockdown, causing significant disruption to businesses and drastically changing the way we live our lives for the next few months.  Governments, Industry and Citizens are …

Does ozone sterilization kill the Coronavirus which causes COVID-19? Read More »

Millions of people live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems. Local air quality can affect our daily lives. Like the weather, it can change from day to day. EPA developed the Air Quality Index, or AQI, to make information available about the health effects of the five most common air pollutants, …

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As awareness of air pollution and its effects, particularly on children, grows, so too does the pressure on schools to come up with an effective and co-ordinated response. The first and most logical place to start is measurement. Reliable measurement is necessary to understand the risk of exposure in and around the school environent and …

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