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IAQ: A PHYSICIAN'S VIEW

Construction Zone: No Breathing

Make sure your building plan does not include future infections.
Renovating an existing commercial building often makes great financial sense. Prior to the 1970s, many mechanical systems were designed according to the type of building rather than to the IAQ needs of occupants or to optimize energy consumption.
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Humidification Options For Commercial Buildings

Environmental factors, IAQ-related codes and standards, even architectural building materials … a lot of factors combine to create a moving target for designers of good humidification systems. That’s not even considering the potential hiccups lurking in the construction process or resulting from an inattentive project team member. From the humidity basics to equipment placement to post-occupancy maintenance that can thwart lawsuits, pursue the path to appropriate humidity and minimal risk.
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CASE IN POINT

UV eases hospital's IAQ concerns

Treasure Coast Hospice has successfully reduced its HVAC maintenance costs, increased unit efficiencies, and extended equipment lifecycles while simultaneously increasing patient IAQ.
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IAQ: A PHYSICIAN'S VIEW

An Inside Job

Let’s start by understanding the modern contamination loads working against us.
Most people are well aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but many are not aware of the serious harm that indoor air pollution, or contamination, can also cause.
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Infectious Microorganisms Do Not Care About Your Existing Policies

Personnel, common practices, and pathogen behavior all complicate the battle against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). An overly narrow definition of “airborne” and a habit of confusing comfort with safety may be making things worse, too. Understand the enemy — why less may be more when it comes to room changes, and more may be more regarding relative humidity — to get beyond “business as usual” and knock down the risk to patients.
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2015 March

Check out the March issue of ES with the cover story: High-Rise Overhaul, and features: Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance; Energy Optimization In Existing Buildings; and The Skinny On Reactors For VFDs.
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