ventilation

masks

REMI Network

Study finds ‘serious difference’ in viability of different masks

A new study from the University of Waterloo found the most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets.
ventilation

REMI Network

University of Waterloo upgrades campus ventilation systems

The mechanical engineering team at the University of Waterloo is reviewing the air flow for all classrooms in preparation for fall.
indoor air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Scientists find lack of focus on air quality

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Journal found there has been a lack of focus on how air quality factors into the prevention of environmental infection.
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REMI Network

Reaching net zero in the age of COVID-19

Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE updates healthcare facility ventilation standard

The 2021 edition delivers critical guidance for designers and operators of these frontline facilities and incorporates 17 changes to the standard.
air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How schools are boosting air quality measures

The report found that schools have prioritized ventilation and filtration to reduce the transmission of the virus.
HVAC systems

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Standard for cleaning HVAC systems updated

The 2021 NADCA Standard defines the minimum performance and procedural requirements for cleaning HVAC systems.
airborne transmission

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE provides updated airborne transmission guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released clarified guidance for evaluating and mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Employees willing to take pay cut for better air quality

Post-pandemic employees will demand safer environments including higher air quality to get back into their workplaces.
outdoor dining

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Enhancing hospitality cleaning and safety solutions

The instruments are out there to enhance hygiene, and foodservice and hospitality cleaning is a perfect microcosm.
ventilation

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Air ventilation in multi-residential buildings

Achieving a healthy indoor environment begins with proper air ventilation, especially as buildings become more airtight. Kevin Smith explains the various systems available today.
masks

REMI Network

HVAC systems and COVID-19: Q&A

There's prevailing uncertainty over potential exposure to the virus through building ventilation systems. How concerned should condo communities be?
outdoor air

Canadian Property Management

IAQ standards dissect freshness of outdoor air

Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
GBCI Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

UBC using Wi-Fi data to save building energy

A University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi data to determine the number of people in a building and adjust its ventilation.