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Put your Office Air to Work

December 16, 2021

Image courtesy of Austin Distel Last month, I explored the academic and financial benefits of improving IAQ in K–12 schools. Let’s now look at the profitability of supporting the health of employees in commercial real estate buildings. Commercial building owners strive to maximize profits from their real estate investments by attracting long-term tenants with successful …

Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Mobile Air Purifier for Your Business or School.

September 29, 2021

There are lots of reasons to have an air purifier operating in your business or school. Minimizing the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19 is just the start. You may be breathing in a variety of toxins from seasonal brush fires, factory chemicals, and vehicle exhaust, not to mention allergens. The big problem is …

1 in 3 Workers Say Air Quality Updates are Critical to Feeling Safer at Work

February 25, 2021

It’s no secret that 2020 has upended the traditional workplace while permanently changing worker’s expectations in regard to office safety and air quality of the office environment. With vaccine distribution fueling progress in the right direction, more and more offices are slowly bringing workers back into offices, while trying to mitigate Covid-19 risks through social …

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 …

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 …

Commissioning New Casino TS-APS Installation

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
May 14, 2015

On April 20, 2015, I arrived in Canada’s Quebec province to commission a Total Spectrum® Air Purification System (TS-APS) installed in a new casino. Smoking will be allowed so air quality was a major issue. Unlike our first casino ten years ago, we built everything in the factory so it arrived ready to be powered …