The Filterscan® WiFi Air Filter Monitor and Notification System from CleanAlert issues text/e-mail alerts when an air filter needs servicing –—ideal for operations or property managers responsible for servicing large or multiple facilities.
American Air Filter Co., Inc. introduced the MEGApleat™ M8 premium pleated filter. The M8 filter reduces energy costs by up to 20%, lasts 30% longer, and is 40% stronger, according to the company. The filter’s patent-pending design is ideal choice sustainable building design and operation.
Fellowes, Inc. introduced its line of air quality control systems designed to reduce the presence of airborne germs, allergens, and odor in public and shared spaces, such as restrooms, cafeterias, break and waiting rooms. AeraMax® PRO air quality control systems are designed specifically for installation in public and shared spaces.
Bosch has introduced a new lineup of 9- and 14-gallon vacuums. The VAC090S and VAC090A 9-gallon vacuums and VAC140S and VAC140A 14-gallon vacuums are designed to increase dust extraction performance and decrease the loss of suction by offering two options of on-board filter cleaning; semi-automatic and automatic. These features are especially important in applications that require premium dust extraction such as tuckpointing, concrete surfacing, concrete drilling, cutting and chipping concrete, and collecting a diversity of dust particles in stationary workshops.
Universal Air Filter's metal mesh filters and screens offer design engineers an alternative filter media for harsh indoor or outdoor applications by not only keep dust and bugs out of equipment and critical cooling systems, but for EMI shielding and high heat applications.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.