Sick building syndrome or SBS refers to situations where "building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified," according to the EPA’s Indoor Air Quality website. This can occur either in a specific room or area, or throughout the building. Symptoms can … [Read more...] about Is Your Building Sick?
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The economic benefits of improving indoor air quality may help to reduce the amount of outside air that is used in an air conditioning system. As more businesses incorporate the principles of green building technology, there will be a substantial benefit of increased productivity from temperature control, better ventilation and lighting control, as well as reduced indoor air … [Read more...] about Green Building Technology: Cooling Tower Filtration
Staying indoors during allergy season may seem like a good strategy when you have allergies, but indoor air can be just as irritating to allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s website, “dust mites, animal dander and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors.” Dust mites are a chief culprit for allergy sufferers, affecting up to 8 out of 10 … [Read more...] about Is Your Indoor Air Affecting Your Allergies?
In the sweltering heat of the summer you may have noticed the contrast between the high temperatures outside and the frigid indoor temperatures of certain buildings. In the New York Times' Sunday Review, Elisabeth Rosenthal noted this common disparity, pointing out how she often needs to wear a sweatshirt indoors when the weather outside is close to 100 degrees. The … [Read more...] about “January in July”: The Mysterious Case of Over-Cooling in the Summer
Do you suffer from allergies? Like most people, contaminants, mold spores and smells in the air can severely affect your sinuses and ability to breathe easy. The use of an air purifier can significantly improve the air quality in your home. With the fall allergy season just around the corner, the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier is a simple solution to a very bothersome … [Read more...] about Attention Allergy Sufferers- The 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier on Special for One Week Only!