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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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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Demand-Controlled Ventilation

The right design strategy can lead to safe, more efficient environments.
One of the challenges we have with commercial buildings is the fine line between providing a safe and healthy indoor environment and maximizing energy efficiency.
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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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Control Of Critical Environments

In these applications, reliability and accuracy are of primary importance.
On all projects, the need to provide reliability, accuracy, and safety need to be carefully considered as part of the overall design, but when we start looking at critical environments, these requirements become paramount in the design process.
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