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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 …

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 …

How Serious are the Issues of IAQ?

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

In a recent report, UL’s scientists estimated that there are 80,000 chemicals in international commerce today, with only 3% having been fully evaluated for health impacts. The danger is exacerbated by sealing building envelopes to conserve energy and trapping some of these chemicals inside buildings. The increase in awareness of mold as a cause of …

Confusion over the word “filter”

Jeff Roseberry - President, ProMark Associates, Inc.
March 10, 2015

I find that using the word “filter” conjures up very different pictures and understanding in people’s minds as everybody has the reference of home furnace filters–mostly the low end of possibilities. There are many filter types and various purposes making it very confusing. Here’s what I say to make sure who I’m talking to understands …