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- Nearly all buildings require mechanical ventilation and fans for balanced ventilation.
- Commonly asked questions about thermographic detection devices or infrared cameras.
- Five basic but essential steps to better thermal inspections.
- Energy auditors may use thermography -- or infrared scanning -- to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes.
- Ventilation is the supply of outdoor air to a building. Ventilation rates vary considerably from building to building and over time within individual buildings. Throughout the normal range of ventilation rates encountered in buildings, increased ventilation rates are, on average, associated, with fewer adverse health effects and with superior work and school performance.
- "Research demonstrates that the quality of the physical environment affects student performance...An environment that includes appropriate lighting, sound, temperature, humidity, cleanliness, color and air quality can help students learn better. In many cases, improving these attributes can also reduce energy use."
- Without a long-term commitment to comprehensive environmental management, not even the best high performance school can hope to stay high performing for very long.
- First-of-its-kind green healthcare rating system distinguishes construction of high-performance healthcare facilities.
- Data from many facilities show that a properly commissioned building with controls and equipment functioning properly can save 5%-15% in total building energy cost. With a little knowledge this can be done without compromising IAQ.
- Current technology allows easy and relatively inexpensive measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) as an indicator to help ensure ventilation systems (for high density occupancy zones) are delivering the recommended minimum quantities of outside air to the building’s occupants.
- The U.S. sustainable business market—referring to the development, manufacture, and sale of products that help us to conserve fuel, electricity, water, and natural resources and to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases—will increase dramatically in 2011, making the past two years look like “baby steps.”
- Five positive sustainable trends in the U.S. you may not have noticed.
- Green the plant logically: Not every initiative will have a positive, sustainable return.