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Top 10 Ways YOU Can Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality

Monday, 27 July 2015 14:53
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ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES . . . and protect your home from polluted air. We can all play a part in good indoor air quality when it comes to our homes. Simple solutions to a potentially HUGE problem. Here is our Top 10:

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Is Your Building Making Your Employees Sick?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:53
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We all know that air pollution is bad for our health. In fact the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified air pollution as a carcinogen that kills more than 7 million people annually around the globe. But did you know that indoor air quality (IAQ) can be 2-5 times worse than air outdoors and in extreme cases 100 times worse? Your employees are spending 40 or more hours in your building(s) each week. Is the air they, and you, are breathing making them sick and less productive? Is your office’s indoor air quality hurting your bottom line?

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Residential Leakage Rates are counting down . . .

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:37
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Say hello to the 2012 Virginina Energy Conservation Code. And with it, stricter air leakage requirements with a decrease in allowable air exchange rates.

Air exchange rate is the rate at which air flows into and out of a given space through penetrations and openings from areas outside the conditioned space including the environment, attics, garages, basements and crawlspaces. One full air exchange is when a volume of air equal to the volume present within the home at any given time is renewed with outside air. Air exchange is good when the air path is intentional and predictable, but when chaotic and unintentional it may cause sickness, odors, moisture issues, increased energy use and over time, structural damage.

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