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Destroy viruses with advanced technology to achieve clean indoor air

May 19, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has facilities managers around the globe concerned about the risk of airborne contaminants.  According to the (Centers) Center for Disease Control, the virus can spread through respiratory droplets that travel through the air.  These respiratory droplets can land on others and even be inhaled into the lungs.  Reports of the virus …

ASHRAE Seeks Second Round of Public Comments for Proposed Revision to Standard on Residential Building Energy Design

May 4, 2018

from ASHRAE seeks a second round of public comments on proposed revisions to BSR/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R – Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The standard is open for a 45 day public review until June 18. Those interested in reviewing and commenting can do so at The purpose of Standard 90.2-2007R is to …

ASHRAE Publishes Energy Simulation-Aided Design Standard

April 24, 2018

from ASHRAE published a new standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process. ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings except Low Rise Residential Buildings, defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance using building energy simulation and analysis. The standard defines consistent energy modeling procedures to …

Submit a proposal or apply to be a peer reviewer for Greenbuild

January 11, 2018

By Tara Wilkinson from Share your knowledge at Greenbuild: Submit a proposal and apply to be a peer reviewer for Greenbuild 2018 in India and China. The deadline to apply is Fri., March 2. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the largest and most influential green building conference in the world—and in 2018, the conference is …

ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal

December 13, 2017

from ASHRAE announced the recent launch of the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings and give owners actionable recommendations to improve a building’s energy use,” …

How best to solve the IAQ problem in large buildings

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
September 29, 2015

Recently we had the opportunity to present our point of view on how best to solve the IAQ problem in large buildings. We knew it was a long shot that we might gain traction but here was an opportunity to do our best. Thanks to one of our team members who scoured their web site, …

Legionnaires is an Air Quality Risk

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
August 20, 2015

The recent Bronx, NY outbreak of Legionnaires infections is a grim reminder of the deadliness of this strain of pneumonia. Like many of the outbreaks, cooling towers caused this one. Twenty have been identified but the search is still going on. Over 120 people were infected and 12 have died. Tragically it affects the most …

Gas-phase air filtration: Protecting you from what you can’t see.

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
July 8, 2015

Air filtration, covered previously, targets solid matter (particulates) such as dirt, dust, leaves, and any visible airborne debris. Gas-phase filtration is for the unseen pollution that is airborne gases that may have an odor–but not always. This is chemistry that came from a liquid or solid to become a gas at ambient temperature. Gases act …

Monitoring Air Makes Sense

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
June 9, 2015

Did you know that air filters were originally put in air handling systems to protect the life of the equipment, not human life? And that it is not uncommon for air filters to get changed less frequently to save on maintenance costs? Monitoring input from sensors can tell operators when filters and media need changing. …

Kansas City Requires Energy Benchmarking

Linda Hardesty - Energy Manager Today
June 8, 2015

The City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, passed an Energy Empowerment Ordinance addressing energy use in existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings. Under the ordinance, building owners will be required to track whole-building energy and water use and report it to the city annually. Participating buildings will be phased in, starting with municipal buildings over …