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In a previous post, we focused on how the pandemic was increasing the general public’s awareness of Indoor Air Quality, and how building designers will begin to incorporate other healthy building practices more and more in their designs. Former strategies for maximizing density to squeeze...

In the fall of 2019, the Washington, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) sent out its first Energy Benchmarking DC Scorecard. The Scorecard is a customized ranking of a building’s energy performance in comparison to similar buildings in the District. These scores are the...

Climate change and diminishing fossil fuel supplies are fostering an overall trend toward green products and services. The efforts around sustainability and energy efficiency are naturally incorporating smart products into solutions to achieve better results. Internet connectivity and intelligent sensing products are allowing better optimization...

Green building practices include more than just energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials. Requirements around indoor air quality and occupant health are part of many green certifications. In an article from May of 2019 in Connected Real Estate Magazine, the author mentions that “improving occupant health...

Air purification has always been a major consideration for those who design, operate, and maintain HVAC systems. The pandemic has brought these considerations to the forefront of the public eye and HVAC management must rise to the occasion with more effective and even better solutions....

Remember when we used to think if a space wasn’t completely dark, it was fine? Now, this expectation is considered archaic. Incredible developments and creativity around interior lighting have occurred so that satisfaction from any old light won’t do. Now our indoor experience is defined...

Have you found yourself hesitating as you reach for a door handle of a public building lately? Are you picturing microscopic creepy crawlies swarming over surfaces, or floating in the air like dust particles in the sun? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way buildings...

Health concerns are a major topic in the news, on social media, and at our dinner tables. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the value of good health and wellness paramount to many who take their strong constitutions for granted, and those who manage illness or...