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Plan buildings with better ventilation to prevent future Covid-like outbreaks, say experts

Plan buildings with better ventilation to prevent future Covid-like outbreaks, say experts

Scientists say the Covid-19 pandemic should serve as a wake-up call for the biggest overhaul of urban planning for public health in almost 200 years. Writing in an article...

Ventilation in buildings: where water sanitation was in the 1800s

Ventilation in buildings: where water sanitation was in the 1800s

A group of the world’s leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens is calling for a tightened regulatory system to control air quality in buildings – as a way of...

IAQ Solutions to Improve Schools, Now and in the Future

IAQ Solutions to Improve Schools, Now and in the Future

IAQ Solutions to Improve Schools, Now and in the Future IAQ Solutions to Improve Schools, Now and in the Future Paul C. Hutton A version of this piece, co-authored by  Pete...

Study helps to better understand the link between indoor and outdoor air quality

Study helps to better understand the link between indoor and outdoor air quality

People spend about 80-90% of their time indoors. Compared to outdoor air quality, the indoor air quality is more relevant to people's health. Therefore, understanding the...

A breath of fresh air for the workplace

A breath of fresh air for the workplace

When I think back to the 1990s and early 2000s it was the beginning of the revolution in green buildings. Today, there’s a new revolution afoot. Wellness in buildings is the new...

What triggers asthma? 4 of the most common triggers and how to avoid them

What triggers asthma? 4 of the most common triggers and how to avoid them

There are almost 25 million Americans living with asthma. Asthma is a condition that involves wheezing and extreme shortness of breath.  When you come into contact with...

Schools spending millions on air purifiers often sold using overblown claims

Schools spending millions on air purifiers often sold using overblown claims

Last summer, Global Plasma Solutions wanted to test whether the company's air-purifying devices could kill Covid-19 virus particles, but could find only a lab using a chamber...

COVID questions: Mask filters, workplace air quality, flu shot

COVID questions: Mask filters, workplace air quality, flu shot

Editor’s note: We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID questions column. If you have a question, please email it...

How Often You Should Change Your Air Filter

How Often You Should Change Your Air Filter

This Old House Video How Often You Should Change Your Air Filter Changing the air filters in your HVAC system is an essential practice that ensures clean air circulates...

Homebuilders Increasingly Focussed on Green Strategies

Homebuilders Increasingly Focussed on Green Strategies

Washington, DC, January 24, 2020-Homebuilders across the country are prioritizing high-performance building practices in their projects, regardless of whether they consider the...

Plants won't purify the air in your home — here's what the research says about this myth

Plants won't purify the air in your home — here's what the research says about this myth

Research has found that house plants have a minor effect on indoor quality. What the research says: A 2019 study found that if you want your plants to filter air as well as a...

Houseplants Don't Actually Clean Indoor Air as Much as You Thought

Houseplants Don't Actually Clean Indoor Air as Much as You Thought

beautiful colors and textures, but we also appreciate them for purifying the air we breathe—or so we thought. The theory that certain plants can filter out airborne toxins in...