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Carbon Dioxide Levels In Buildings Correlate With Airborne COVID-19 Spread

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a poorly ventilated indoor space depends on the number of people who exhale their breath in that space. And aerosol virus contained in exhaled breath is a common way that COVID-19 germs are spread. Therefore, might the CO2 level in a given space serve as an approximation of the likelihood of coronavirus spread? Broadly speaking, poor ventilation of indoor spaces can increase the likelihood of aerosol transmission, and a higher CO2 level is an indicator of i...

Johnson Controls Survey Shows Customers Prioritizing New Integrated Technologies For Healthy Buildings And Meeting Sustainability Goals

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced results of independent surveys of 800+ building decision makers showing a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies. “At the center of a vision for a healthy world must be healthy buildings, and that means delivering on the most critical elements to serve People, Places and Planet,” said George Oliver, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of John...

The Heating Hub Experts 'Strongly Advise' Consumers To Go For New Heating Technologies As Viable Options To Decarbonize Their Homes

Consumer advise experts at The Heating Hub have warned consumers not to get ‘hooked’ on the latest technologies in the drive to reduce carbon emissions, stating that they should focus on selecting the most appropriate system for their household requirements. The UK Government recently announced ambitious plans to install 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028 and has committed to phasing out natural gas boilers in new build homes by 2025. Decarbonizing homes Decarbonizing homes is a...

2020 Rewind: HVAC Gains Prominence In The Year Of COVID-19

The year 2020 will forever be remembered for the global pandemic that transformed almost every aspect of our lives. COVID-19 impacted the HVAC market, as it did most other business sectors. However, HVAC also rose to a new level of prominence at the center of the pandemic, both as a potential cause of virus spread and as a source of solutions to fight the virus. This article will highlight the intersection of HVAC and COVID-19 based on articles published during 2020 at HVACinformed.com. Impac...

BrainBox AI Joins Forces With Fortune Energy Partners To Deliver Energy To Building Owners

BrainBox AI, the pioneer provider of autonomous Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for corporate and commercial real estate, is pleased to announce Houston-based Fortune Energy Partners as its first Master Systems Integrator, part of the company’s growing family of national and international commercial partners. BrainBox AI offers building owners a unique technology combining deep learning, cloud-based computing, and algorithms to support a self-operating building. Reduction Of Ener...

CoolSys Deploys Multiple HVAC Technologies To Help Combat The Spread Of COVID-19 Pandemic Globally

CoolSys - Refrigeration and HVAC Systems (CoolSys), parent to market-renowned refrigeration and HVAC service companies nationwide, has deployed several new technology initiatives to help combat global COVID-19 pandemic spread in recent months. Bipolar ionization Bipolar ionization is one of these technologies with the ability to create charged ions in the air to attach to airborne particles, increasing their size, and making them easier to trap with air filters. Scolari’s Food and Drug...

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