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Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air qualit...
This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.
Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.
This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a rating from 1 to 16 that indicates the effectiveness of air filters. The higher the MERV rating, the denser the filter and the more efficient it is at removing small particles in the air. However, a higher MERV rating creates more resistance to airflow, thus requiring additional energy to push air through the filter. For the cleanest air, a user should select the highest MERV filter that their unit is capable of handling based on the limit of the unit’s fan power.
Whole Building Systems
Ventilation is the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to remove airborne contaminants such as moisture, odors, emissions from build...
In many areas of the United States it is possible to design vegetative roofs without irrigation, including much of the Midwest and East. Even in ari...