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Healthy and green buildings rely on good IEAQ to maintain the wellness and productivity of their occupants. Related IEAQ technologies can provide the measurement and verification of ventilation and moisture management, indicating whether appropriate conditions have been achieved and maintained indoors.
“In order to effectively maintain a healthy indoor environment without compromising energy efficiency, building owners are turning to many new IEAQ technologies,” says Anne Wrobetz, research associate with Navigant Research. “IEAQ systems are developing rapidly, and the most sophisticated ones integrate with building energy management systems and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to improve IEAQ without increasing the carbon footprint.”
While the meaning of good IEAQ has traditionally been restricted to the volume of outdoor air circulated in a room, many technologies now improve conditions indoors while lowering ventilation volumes and the energy used to ventilate a building, according to the report. These technologies include carbon dioxide sensors, demand-controlled ventilation, energy recovery ventilators, dedicated outdoor air systems, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and displacement ventilation, all of which have growing markets.
Source: Navigant Research
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