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Open Distribution in Building Automation Systems

October 14, 2021

When it comes to building automation systems, not all uses of the term “open system” are equal. When talking about open systems, definitions typically fall into three categories: open distribution, open protocols, and open service. This blog explores open distribution. Definition What does “open distribution” mean? Typically, it refers to the ability to purchase a […]

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Insight from an expert: IEQ and back to school

July 29, 2021

Q. What are your key observations about IEQ & schools in 2020/2021? A. I think many schools realized that their systems, particularly mechanical and HVAC systems, were not capable of handling the CDC- and ASHRAE-recommended modifications during the pandemic, such as increasing outdoor air. Especially in the Northeast, systems are not built to handle 100 […]

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Trane Quarterly Innovation Release

July 6, 2021

QUARTERLY INNOVATION RELEASE – Q2 New Trane Offerings Help Cut Energy Costs, Increase Sustainability and Optimize Building IEQ Davidson, N.C., June 28, 2021 – Trane® – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – is launching new offerings to help customers meet energy efficiency, sustainability and indoor air quality goals as part of its Wellsphere™ holistic approach to indoor […]

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Creating Comfort Through Humidity Control

July 1, 2021

Life is slowly returning to normal, as more and more people are coming together in their favorite eating places. For restaurant owners and facility managers this uptick in indoor dining is a good sign after taking a $240 billion hit from pandemic shutdowns1. For many, recovery will take years. But that recovery is happening, which […]

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Making the invisible visible: The science of improving indoor air quality.

June 23, 2021

As we begin to transition into a post-pandemic world, indoor air quality (IAQ) continues to be a central focus for us, our customers and the world. While people collectively consider how and when to safely return to buildings, addressing airborne health risks in indoor spaces is a top priority. Out of sight, but on everyone’s […]

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ESSER Funds: What are they and how can you use them for facility improvements?

June 8, 2021

At Hunton, we can help school leaders and administrators create a plan to submit to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds to make facility improvements, safeguard learning environments, and keep schools open and safe for the kids in our communities. With public concern about reopening schools, […]

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Are You Prioritizing IAQ Efficiently?

April 22, 2021

The importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) has truly changed. IAQ is now seen as a critical factor in determining the overall health of your building and addressing the well-being of those who occupy it. Even prior to 2020, EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants [i] indicated that indoor levels of pollutants may be two […]

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No Silver Bullets for Indoor Air Quality

March 30, 2021

In the past year we have faced many challenges, not the least of which has been a global health crisis which continues to take its toll on our communities. The pandemic has raised awareness of the general indoor air quality (IAQ) topic, including not only aspects related to pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but also […]

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Building Upgrades and Technologies to Improve your Schools’ Indoor Air Quality

March 8, 2021

How optimizing your school’s HVAC system can help address health risks. As a school district leader, we know you’re facing numerous challenges and questions around when to reopen your school and how to do it safely. Like you, we want to put the well-being of our kids and teachers first. We’ve been serving school districts […]

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Introducing: Wellsphere™, Trane’s Holistic Approach to Building Wellness

December 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has likely permanently increased the importance of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) – the holistic quality of the conditions inside a building and how they affect occupants. Building owners – along with the engineers and contractors who support them – are now expected to address IEQ and the wellness of building occupants in […]

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