3 06, 2020

Better Humidity Control for Healthier Buildings

By |2020-06-04T23:01:08+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Healthcare, Healthy Buildings, Humidity Control, Pathogen Control|

Altaire is more than just another air handling unit manufacturer. We solve the toughest humidity challenges in the most demanding building environments. Our humidity control systems are pre-engineered to deliver improved indoor environmental quality, occupant health and comfort, prolonged asset lifetimes and reduced operating costs.   Delivering Consistent and Reliable Temperature and Humidity  Our Advanced Dehumidification [...]

7 05, 2020

Perspective on Humidity Control in the Age of COVID-19

By |2020-05-14T22:47:02+00:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Buildings, Humidity Control, Scientific Studies|Tags: , , |

With heightened global awareness around preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 it is important to consider the interaction between humidity, airborne pathogens and human respiratory infections within the built environment. The recent pandemic has highlighted a fact that has long been known about the role of HVAC systems in helping to prevent the [...]

1 05, 2020

How Humidity, Temperature and Ventilation Rates Affect the Spread of Viruses

By |2020-05-15T20:22:49+00:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Healthy Buildings, Humidity Control, Pathogen Control, Scientific Studies|

The COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated meaningful discussions within the HVAC and healthcare industries about how temperature, humidity and ventilation can affect the survival and spread of hazardous pathogens. Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE with the National Institutes of Health published an extensive review of over 120 papers in ASHRAE, delineating the effects of temperature, humidity and ventilation [...]

23 04, 2020

How Reliable is Your Data for Ventilation Rates?

By |2020-05-14T22:47:25+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Data Analytics, Healthcare, Healthy Buildings|Tags: , , , |

A data health quality check may be your best first step toward healthy indoor air. As healthcare facilities adapt to new demands and commercial buildings prepare for the “return to work,” there is an increased interest in maximizing outdoor air ventilation rates. At the same time, it is crucial to remember that many buildings (I will [...]