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”

The White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge”: From Plan to Action

The White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge” is a key component to safeguarding our futures as we return to a post COVID-19 world; one where we have the health and safety of building occupants, workers, and children at the forefront of our concerns. Let Dwyer Instruments, LLC be your solution to take these guidelines from plans to actions with our inclusive product offering highlighted in our Focus on the Future: Health and Safety Portfolio. Our curated list of products are ready to ship and are designed to maximize your budget while putting into practice the Clean Air Buildings Challenge action items:  Continue reading “The White House “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge”: From Plan to Action”

The White House Clean Air Building Challenge: IAQ Action Plan for Our Future

Our understanding of COVID-19 has rapidly changed over the course of the past couple years. Initially, scientists believed that the virus was spread through large “droplets” that were expressed through talking, sneezing and coughing. These droplets were thought to be heavy enough to drop through the air rather quickly (within an average of 6 ft distances) infecting others through both droplet and surface contact. Scientists have now concluded that it is not these droplets, or even surface infection, that we should be most concerned about; the virus is actually spread through aerosol sized particles that are invisible to the naked eye and light enough to stay within the atmosphere of an enclosed space for an hour or more. Because of our newfound understanding of how this virus works, proper indoor ventilation and air quality is more important now than ever. 1 Continue reading “The White House Clean Air Building Challenge: IAQ Action Plan for Our Future”

What is a Particulate Matter Sensor and How Does it Work?

There are many methods of detecting air quality within a room and in outdoor environments. One of these methods is to measure particulates. Particulate matter can vary in size, and particles 10 micrometers and below are inhalable. (epa.gov) Inhaling particulates like dust, pollen, and smoke can have serious short and long-term impacts on health. Continue reading “What is a Particulate Matter Sensor and How Does it Work?”