Indoor Air Pollution Can Drastically Reduce Life Expectancies

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That makes sense, as indoor air is often stale and recirculated, with many modern buildings lacking the ability to open windows due to energy-saving designs. But that notion that indoor air is five times more polluted becomes a potentially grave risk, based on a recent report regarding pollution and life expectancies. Continue reading “Indoor Air Pollution Can Drastically Reduce Life Expectancies”

During the Pandemic: A Study of School Air Management

Partially or completely closed school facilities have been the reality of many school corporations and families across the country since we were struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has effectively targeted our preparedness; changing how we view building’s HVAC systems, indoor air quality (IAQ), and even how parents and teachers view which schools are the safest, best institutions for themselves and their families. Continue reading “During the Pandemic: A Study of School Air Management”

Ensuring Comfortable, Safe Environments in Schools

Dwyer® products are used to monitor and improve parameters that make up indoor air quality (IAQ) such as building pressure, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), and volatile organic compounds. This is particularly important for areas like schools, where students and teaching staff will be present for long periods of time. Our products are used in all areas of the building, including classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and nurse offices. Continue reading “Ensuring Comfortable, Safe Environments in Schools”

The White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge”: Taking Advantage of Government Funding Initiatives

This blog is part 3 of the Dwyer “White House Clean Air in Buildings Challenge” series:

  • Read part 1 to learn what the challenge is
  • Read part 2 to learn how Dwyer products can be used to achieve improved IAQ

At the heart of the White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge” is a call to action to improve indoor air quality; achieved by testing and monitoring current conditions, making a plan for improvements, implementing solutions, and maintaining those solutions. Understanding that some of these improvements can come at a significant cost, depending on the amount of improvements required or the age of a building’s HVAC system, the EPA and the White House have implemented a number of funding options to be used by the American people for the American people.  Continue reading “The White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge”: Taking Advantage of Government Funding Initiatives”