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Spring Cleaning: What About Your HVAC System?

Posted by Emilcott Associates

Mar 18, 2016 12:56:32 PM

Indoor air quality complaints from employees can be quite common in office environments.  Symptoms such as red or itching eyes, cough, colds, allergies, headaches and unusual odors are some of the issues that can be reported by building occupants.  In the course of investigating contributing causes, a review of the buildings use history, inspection of the immediate complaint area and measurement of various airborne contaminants may not reveal a likely source.  This is when a trip to the air handling unit (AHU) on the roof becomes necessary.

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Topics: indoor environmental issues, indoor environmental air quality, indoor air quality, indoor air quality evaluations, dust control, Mold, air pollution, indoor environmental quality, HVAC, AHU

Improving Indoor Environmental Air Quality in Newly-Built Structures

Posted by Shivi Kakar

May 13, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Everyone loves that 'new car smell'. Most people do not realize however, that the smell comes from the off-gassing of the materials used to build the car. These gases are often a wide assortment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by the plastic, rubber, adhesives, and fibers used in the interior of the automobile.  Exposure to these should be minimized. 

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Topics: indoor environmental air quality, off-gassing, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), indoor air quality

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