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Transformative Wave Introduces Enhanced Ventilation Mode to Enable Facilities to Meet CDC Recommendations for COVID-19 HVAC Compliance

Transformative Wave, a leading innovator in HVAC and building automation solutions, today announced a breakthrough new feature to its award-winning eIQ Platform, enabling facility operators to automate ventilation adjustments to comply with The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has issued guidelines for commercial buildings including malls, retail stores, and restaurants to increase the amount of fresh outside air from HVAC systems as a… Read More

Johnson Controls Launches OpenBlue Healthy Buildings to Ensure Safer Buildings as People Return to Work

On August 26, Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, announced it will launch a comprehensive suite of digital solutions, called OpenBlue Healthy Buildings, to make shared spaces safer as people begin to return to offices. Combining 135 years of building systems expertise with cutting edge technology, these solutions protect and instill confidence in building occupants and visitors, minimize disruption should employees test positive for COVID-19,… Read More

Alvord Unified School District to Install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean Units to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality as Schools Prepare to Reopen

Carrier today announced that California’s Alvord Unified School District will install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ 1,500 cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 23 schools. To help ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff as they return to campuses in Riverside County, California, the school district worked with Climatec, LLC, a building solutions consultant, to select OptiClean as the preferred solution to enhance indoor… Read More

Air Quality Engineers Warn COVID-19 May Spike Again in Winter

Air quality engineers warn that COVID-19 cases may spike again in the Northeast this winter due to modern HVAC (heating ventilation and cooling) systems. “COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and we need to get serious about indoor air quality to stop its spread,” said Jeremy McDonald, 53, a professional engineer with New York-based firm Guth DeConzo Consulting Engineers. “The challenge with getting people to pay more attention to indoor air quality is that you can’t… Read More

Cutting Back in a COVID-19 World

By Andrew Chermark The Coronavirus Pandemic has impacted the entire world. The predictions are dire. According to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2 percent this year. That would be the deepest recession the world has experienced since the Second World War. In the U.S., the second quarter Gross Domestic Product plunged a record 32.9 percent from the previous quarter. Some feel the recession will continue until we have a vaccine, and… Read More

Can Air Purifiers Help to Keep You Safe from COVID-19 Indoors? Camfil’s Martin Gravel Share the Facts in a Video Interview

The threat of COVID-19 is far from over. As reopening measures continue with varying degrees of success, a greater emphasis is being placed on strategies that offer a higher level of protection. Experts from Camfil, a leader in air filtration solutions with applications ranging from commercial buildings and industrial applications such as the food and beverage industry to highly sensitive biosafety labs, share their advice in a new video. Camfil’s … Read More