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Indoor Air Pollution: New Threats and New Tools

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 15, 2020 2:25:51 PM

Indoor air pollutants can now be measured inexpensively, and consumers want full transparency.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has historically been the equivalent to the hypothetical monster lurking under the bed. No one quite understood it, and, even though people had an inkling that it was scary and worth paying attention to, they hoped that by ignoring it, they could simply wish it away.

But that’s not the case anymore. The concept of healthy homes, driven primarily by IAQ, has evolved substantially over the past few years and can no longer be overlooked. Indeed, IAQ has evolved beyond the realm of early adopters and is firmly situated in the mainstream. 
There’s a good reason: Americans, according to researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, spend 87 percent of their time indoors, with 70 percent of that time spent at home. With that kind of devotion to the pleasures of their homes, LBNL notes, “it’s only a matter of time before people want to feel as good being indoors as they do about being there.”

Green Builder Media recently conducted a survey of housing market trends, polling consumers and construction industry professionals. There are some compelling insights.

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Trane’s “Tranquility” IAQ Package for Building Pros Offers an Easy Upsell

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jan 3, 2020 4:25:44 AM

Aware of the fast-growing interest in indoor air quality, Trane has developed an upsell program that demystifies HVAC for many budgets, including exacting high-end clients.

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7 Basic Reasons Why IAQ is Changing the Real Estate Market

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 30, 2019 12:50:15 PM

Senseware blog outlines how important IAQ has become in the real estate market.

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Trane® Residential Introduces Comfort Performance Air FiltersAvailable through Walmart.com

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 19, 2019 12:25:56 PM

America’s Most Trusted® HVAC brand expands portfolio with new air filters to enhance indoor air quality and system performance

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Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 19, 2019 11:23:21 AM

A Guardian Exclusive: tiny particles produced by motor traffic can invade the brain and carry carcinogens

An article in the Guardian outlines a newly established link between cancer and air pollution.

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