10 06, 2020

Relative Humidity Control and Patient Health Outcomes

By |2020-06-16T20:45:26+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Healthcare, Humidity Control, Pathogen Control|

Healthcare environments with optimal indoor #relativehumidity (RH) offer more comfortable healing environments and improved patient outcomes. According to emerging studies, RH can influence the spread of pathogens and the human immune response. Tightly sealed, modern buildings with suboptimal HVAC systems can support harmful microbiomes comprised of viruses, bacteria and fungi that adversely affect human health. In [...]

5 06, 2020

Vendor Spotlight Podcast with Beyond Clean

By |2020-06-05T17:44:45+00:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Educational, Healthcare, Humidity Control, Pathogen Control|Tags: , , , , |

The following podcast is an interview between two 2 of Altaire's founding principals and representatives from Beyond Clean. The discussion covers air quality management and humidity control in healthcare facilities, including a discussion of how Altaire's product works with existing HVAC infrastructure to enhance airborne pathogen control, better manage optimal outside air rates, and provide an [...]

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 [...]

14 05, 2020

Engineering Tomorrow Podcast – Have We Solved the Air Handler Problem?

By |2020-05-14T22:46:05+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Humidity Control, HVAC Design|

In this podcast from Engineering Tomorrow Altaire co-founder and principal Jim Johnston sits down Brian Gomski to discuss the inherent problems with existing and underperforming air handlers, how it affects tenants, and what we can do to solve the problem. https://midwestmachinery.net/altaire-solved-the-air-handler-problem/

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 [...]