St. John Properties, Inc. Debuts Innovative Indoor Air Purification Strategy Designed to Improve Air Quality

St. John Properties, Inc. has initiated an innovative program to initially outfit nearly 2.4 million square feet of its commercial office portfolio in central Maryland with a UV Whole Building Air Purification process designed to significantly improve indoor air quality and reduce the spread of illnesses carried by airborne contaminants. Nine St. John Properties buildings comprising more than one million square feet of space have been equipped with the system, and plans call for similar… 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

Focus on Air Quality When Preparing to Reopen Buildings

Trane® Indoor Air Quality Assessment Identifies How Building Managers Can Improve Enclosed Environments with Four Key Actions To prepare for reopening business indoor, whether now or in the future, building managers have been focused on how to accommodate social distancing, implement mask-wearing policies and thoroughly sanitize surfaces. However, there is another key consideration required for success: indoor air quality. After receiving a petition from 239 experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its guidance… Read More
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