This challenge aims to help building owners and operators improve indoor air quality and protect public health. Guidance follows through on President Biden’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
New performance claim mark in verifying aerosol removal efficiency in the built environment launched
UL, a global safety science leader, launched the UL Verified Ventilation and Filtration program at the beginning of March this year. An assessment and verification program combining a comprehensive desktop review with field verification of ventilation and filtration performance via SafeTraces’ patented aerosol tracing technology, the UL Verified Ventilation and Filtration program is the first of its kind to measure the real-world performance of ventilation and filtration for aerosol removal rate in the built environment.
For the first time on a global scale, new research has found that healthy buildings with enhanced ventilation can improve the cognitive function and health of occupants, suggesting that ventilation and filtration are preeminent healthy building strategies.
Intensive building energy efficiency improvements can reduce emissions from energy use, improving outdoor air quality and human health, but may also affect ventilation and indoor air quality.
According to a new modelling study, vigorous and rapid air exchanges might not always be a good thing when it comes to addressing levels of coronavirus particles in a multiroom building.
Lab buildings are notorious for the large amounts of energy they consume. With innovative strategies, an Oregon research building reduced its energy use. The designers and owner were awarded the 2021 ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence for this project.
Global population and urbanisation have boomed over the last few decades. With them came scores of new tall buildings and the need for more energy-efficient cooling and ventilation systems. The future also holds factors such as drone disruption and potential of air taxis that affect air flows. But all the technological advancements that exist and are that are coming must also contend with a natural physical phenomenon: wind.
The leading world trade fair for water, heating and air conditioning will take place from 22 to 26 March 2021 and will be wholly digital. The show will highlight a host of interesting and relevant issues, including ‘Indoor Environment Quality’. This theme covers thermal comfort and indoor air-quality hygiene.