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I2SL’s New ‘Best Practices’ Guide for Energy Savings with Demand Based Control

The International Institute for Sustainable Labs recently published a peer-reviewed best practice guide on the benefits of using “demand-based control” (DBC). The guide reviews laboratory airflow drivers, the
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Laboratory Control Banding as a Standalone Measure…What the Data Reveals

We are constantly talking with customers about best practices in lab ventilation design. One topic that comes up with prospective customers is whether the practice of implementing Laboratory
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Aircuity CEO on Build Better Podcast

The Build Better podcast recently welcomed our CEO, Dan Diehl! He talks about the ways both new and existing building projects can have a focus on energy efficiency
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Diversity and Aircuity’s ROI Tool

Aircuity’s founder, Gordon Sharp, gives an overview of how to use the ROI tool to calculate system diversity/peak capacity requirements in a lab.
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Western wildfires having big impact on indoor air quality across the country

Unfortunately it appears that large wildfires out west and other parts of the world are increasing in frequency. These fires not only make the outside air in the
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Constant Volume Ventilation Is Not a Safe Choice

Recently a client was comparing Aircuity to a constant volume 6 air changes per hour (ACH) design for a new lab building. As we know from our 20
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Aircuity Helps Validate Healthy Air for Teachers’ Union

As a company headquartered in New England, we’re always pleased when we have the chance to partner with local organizations. That’s why we were proud to install the
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Data Proves Gold Standard IAQ Measuring Approach

Measuring and managing IAQ is a mandatory step in ensuring chosen healthy building measures (like bi-polar ionization and filtration) are working. Using CO2 as a proxy for healthy
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A Look Back: Addressing COVID-19 and the Challenges of 2020

2020 was…quite a year. The global coronavirus pandemic up-ended the Aircuity world – as it did for pretty much everybody else on the planet. Many of our staff
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Aircuity Addresses Healthy Buildings Sustainably

How Air Quality as a Service Balances Efficiency with Need for Healthy Buildings Currently we are seeing two seemingly conflicting requirements collide in the world, across all business, educational & institutional
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4 Facts You Need to Know About IAQ Management

Discrete sensors inherently lack accuracy. A study by LBNL has proven them to most often be out of spec upon install and/or 1 year after. Aircuity on the
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Facts about Formaldehyde & Aircuity

We are sometimes asked if Aircuity senses Formaldehyde. While Aircuity does not sense it directly, TVOC’s can typically be used as a proxy for formaldehyde since it often
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COVID and Indoor Air Quality – Fighting Sensor “Drift” to Ensure Accurate Measurement

In our first installment in this series of posts, we introduced you to several of the complex challenges inherent with indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring. These challenges are
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Dual Channel Particle Counter – A Key to Combatting Viral Transmission Indoors

Aircuity has been creating healthy indoor environments for over 20 years. There are several parts of the system that are patented and unique. One of these is Aircuity’s
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COVID and indoor air quality – picking accurate sensors out of the crowd?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made indoor air quality (IAQ) a top priority for any organization whose members operate in an indoor environment. Laboratories, hospitals, offices, schools – all
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Get Sharp Shorts – Calibration

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Get Sharp Shorts – TVOCs

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Creating a Healthy Commercial Office Building

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Using the Lab ROI Tool to Calculate VAV Exhaust Fan Control Savings

Introduction: Aircuity’s Exhaust Fan Control approach operates the lab’s exhaust fans in a variable volume mode when the exhaust stream is “clean” but automatically switches them to a
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Get Sharp Shorts – Particles

Learn about the importance of particles in a healthy building strategy by watching this short video.
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Webinar: Making Buildings Healthier with Filtration – Q&A with Filtration Experts

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Webinar: RESET Standard and the Global IEQ Perspective

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Webinar: Dr. Taylor – Building Interventions that Optimize Occupant Health

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Harvard University: COVID-19 PM2.5

Check out this recently release study by Harvard University: A national study on long-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States
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Webinar: Deploying Aircuity – Planning and Designing Projects

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Webinar: Using Aircuity’s Analytics to Conform w/ASHRAE Position Doc. on Infectious Aerosols

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Webinar: The WELL Building Standard & Buildings as a Response to the Pandemic

If you missed the Webinar by IWBI’s Dr. Gray and Angela Spangler check it out now.
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Webinar: Designing with Aircuity, layout and mechanical considerations

If you missed our webinar with Aircuity’s Applications Engineer, Mike Leach, you can listen in now: Topic: Designing with Aircuity, layout and mechanical considerations Watch: 
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Post COVID-19 Design and Aircuity’s Impact

We have been getting a lot of questions on how Aircuity’s platform can assist to create healthier buildings in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Aircuity’s proven solution has
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Why Do Labs Need Aircuity vs Discrete Sensing?

By: Gordon Sharp Laboratory environments that typically have life safety repercussions have unique requirements that preclude the use of discrete sensors and systems for demand based airflow control.
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Ventilation Like It’s 1978

By Tom Kolsun, Strategic Accounts Manager Why would you care? Health Did you know that humans breathe over 11,000 liters of air a day? Your staff and students
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Improving the Efficiency of Lab Ventilation Systems

According to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, labs typically have 5 to 10 times the energy and carbon footprint of a comparatively sized office building — largely
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Wilde Lake Middle School and the Aircuity System

Wilde Lake Middle School and the Aircuity System: Reliable DCV for a Net Zero Project Howard County Public Schools in Maryland set out to construct a new, net
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Data Uncovers Additional Savings Opportunities

$124K Per Year Energy Savings; Data Uncovers Additional Savings Opportunities Georgetown University in Washington, DC, one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, recently implemented Demand Control
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University Health Network

University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research hospital first installed Aircuity in the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (PMCRT). The platform’s DCV control of the labs’ supply air
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The Rapidly Growing WELL Building Standard

The rapidly growing WELL Building Standard explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human
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