Canadian Consulting Engineer

Indoor air quality

  • News Buildings

    Interview: ASHRAE makes progress on net-zero retrofit for new HQ

    May 1, 2020 by CCE

    Darryl K. Boyce, based in Kemptville, Ont., has had the fortune to lead ASHRAE as president during a particularly eventful term. No, we’re not referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced him to self-isolate after a trip home from the

  • ASHRAE addresses COVID-19 in buildings

    February 28, 2020 by CCE

    To help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, ASHRAE has launched a new ‘preparedness resources’ webpage for building industry professionals. “The recent escalation in the spread

  • Canadian engineers among award winners at ASHRAE Winter Conference

    February 3, 2020 by CCE

    As the ASHRAE Winter Conference kicked off on the weekend, the association recognized its members’ outstanding achievements and contributions to the built environment, including those of three Canadian engineers. First, the society elevated 33 members to the grade of Fellow.

  • Product Buildings

    VOC sensor optional with Reliable Controls’ Smart-Sensor

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be harmful to building occupants’ health.

  • ASHRAE prepares new net-zero HQ

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is undertaking a US$15.7-million renovation of the building that will become its new global headquarters (HQ), with the goal of achieving—and showcasing—net-zero energy efficiency. The 67,000-square-foot, 1970s-era commercial office building

  • Product Buildings

    30th Anniversary of SEMCO’s True 3-angstrom (3Å) Total Energy (TE) Wheel

    July 21, 2017 by CCE

    Used in commercial, institutional and industrial facility HVAC systems for the purposes of indoor air quality (IAQ) enhancement and energy savings, customers have saved an estimated 565 trillion BTUs and reduced carbon emissions by more than 32-million tons.

  • BOMA BEST – Version 3.0

    December 17, 2016 by Manasi Koushik, P.Eng., MBA, EP (CEA) and Steven Booth, C.E.T., LEED AP, Pinchin

    The next generation of building certification programs is putting much more focus on indoor air quality and occupant health.

  • New ASHRAE 62.1 standard covers e-cigarettes and marijuana

    April 19, 2016 by CCE

    ASHRAE has issued a new indoor air quality standard, 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. The standard is used by building designers throughout North America, “The latest version of Standard 62.1 contains changes that affect high rise residential spaces,

  • ASHRAE panel concerned about electronic cigarettes

    February 9, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    E-cigarettes, the craze that is producing “vape stores” open on main streets across North America and murky videos of “extreme vaping” on YouTube, were the topic of a session at the ASHRAE Winter conference on January 26 in Orlando. Dr.