ASHRAE published a free guidance document – A hugely valuable resource to help architects, engineers, FM’s and building managers obtain optimal air quality.
To help educate architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, and property managers on the proper techniques to maintain optimal air quality, ASHRAE – the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – is offering an important new publication free of charge.
ASHRAE’s Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning offers an array of guidance and resources for ensuring that indoor environments keep dangerous particles to a minimal and indoor air quality, or IAQ, at the highest possible level. To this end, the guide includes:
- 40 strategies for achieving 8 critical IAQ objectives
- Best practices for promoting optimal IAQ through design, construction, and building operation and maintenance.
- In-depth information, organized by topic, to assist with implementing IAQ best practices.
- Hundreds of links to resources to assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings with optimal indoor air quality. Continue reading
Oxford Street is now officially known as the area with the highest known concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the world. A toxic pollutant that can trigger asthma and heart attacks.
Our country’s showcase shopping area has been named a world leader for diesel pollution due to the shopping strip being permanently congested with taxis and buses, whose diesel engines release large amounts of this gas.
We now know just how bad it is, however, for years’ retail and catering staff, office workers, council and utility workers, shoppers and tourists on this and other busy and polluted roads have been completely unaware of the dangers and risks associated with this invisible killer.
Successive Governments and Mayors have avoided the hard steps to tackle this blight that not only affects Oxford Street, but large swathes of London. Instead, the Government and civil service has downplayed the seriousness of the problem and systematically mislead both its own population and the European Commission. Continue reading