Indoor Air Quality

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Air Barriers: Expectations versus Reality (Part II)

By Richard Scott and Donald B. Snell
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The second installment in a series examining air barriers shows that housing used during Katrina stays cool but fails the latest air tightness codes and standards.
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Pioneering a Platinum Interior

By Derrick Teal
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Achieving LEED-CI certification has many benefits for HKS’ Dallas headquarters, but as a pilot project for v4, the road to fulfilling the goal had some bumps.
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High Efficiency Unit

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The Coleman Outfitter Ultra High Efficiency Packaged Unit reportedly delivers the highest AHRI-listed efficiencies in the industry.
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Compact Heating and Cooling Unit

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Jaga Climate Systems introduced its Freedom radiator.
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Air Barriers: Expectations vs. Reality

By Richard Scott and Donald B. Snell
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Air barriers are expected to be beneficial to owners of green buildings, but improper specification and installation can cause problems.
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Green Building and Human Health

This is the next frontier in performance.
By Rick Fedrizzi
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Our nation is in the midst of a lively public policy debate on how to best enable healthier choices so that we might thrive as individuals and communities.
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Simple Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Jennifer Meek
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Help improve the air quality of your building without breaking the bank.
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A Golden Opportunity For Platinum

By Cristina Toscano
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A grant from the Department of Energy pushes a sustainable building at a Michigan university from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum.
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Saving "Green" By Going Green

Case study courtesy of Aquatherm
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A Detroit high school installs 21st-century piping in direct-bury heat pump application.
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Pulling Sustainability Out of Thin Air

A wind turbine manufacturer makes IAQ improvements to its headquarters for occupant well-being and significant energy savings.
By Ron Wilkinson PE, LEED AP
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The inspiration to build one of the greenest buildings in North America started on a rainy afternoon in Portland, Ore., in 2009.
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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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