ASHRAE Announced Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide

ASHRAE has announced its newly published Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide, which provides information on the issues commonly faced in designing buildings for arctic and subarctic climates. The idea for the guide came from a working session at the seventh International Cold-Climate Design Conference held in 2012 and co-sponsored by ASHRAE, Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilation…

Outdoor Green Walls Can Harm Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor Green Walls Can Harm Indoor Air Quality

While Outdoor Green Walls help bring beautiful examples of nature back to often concrete-driven environments, they can negatively affect Indoor Air Quality. Learn more, below. Outdoor green walls in heatwave-prone, polluted environments could be increasing pollution in office buildings and affecting worker health, new research from the University of York has found. Concentrations of ultra–fine particles…

Indoor Air Quality

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Few people are aware that levels of many indoor air pollutants can be several times higher than the levels outside. As a result, building occupants frequently inhale about 30 pounds of air each day (but only drink about four pounds of water and eat about two pounds of food). Oddly enough, most people worry much…