CO2 Monitoring Advances Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

Buildings At the Moment, Helping Facilities Professionals Make Smarter Decisions
Buildings At the Moment Logo, Helping Facilities Professionals Make Smarter Decisions
navigation left image Visit Buildings Online navigation divider Find Products and Vendors navigation divider Browse Case Studies navigation divider Watch New Videos navigation divider Contact Buildings Staff navigation right image
Buildings At the Moment Logo, Helping Facilities Professionals Make Smarter Decisions
View this week's feature article

HVAC engineers have long known that monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) is helpful in controlling indoor air quality; however, until recently, the practice was discouraged by the cost of the sensors and the efforts required to install, monitor, and calibrate them.

Today, CO2 monitoring is growing. With the advent of LEED, the increase in digital controls in buildings, and the wider availability of the sensors, CO2 monitoring is becoming standard practice. In part, this is because the control manufacturers can now link to sophisticated computer networks capable of managing every device in a building; in part, it’s because CO2 monitoring can also play a role in reducing energy costs. In some cases, it can even reduce equipment capital costs by reducing peak heating and cooling loads.

Read the full article »
LOGIN to take the test associated with this article »
Featured Sponsor:
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."
Hire HVAC expertise. It’s too hot in here. It’s too cold in there. When your HVAC system has a problem, everyone knows it. Problem is, not everyone knows how to fix it. You need expertise—highly trained, experienced HVAC technicians backed by the industry’s best owners and managers. Know how to find them? Look for the HVAC Expertise logo. No one knows HVAC better.
To learn more, visit our Web site: www.hvacexpertise.com.
Passage of the American Clean Energy Security Act Could Create 270,000 Construction Jobs
A recent study by the AIA estimates that as many as 270,000 construction industry jobs could be created or saved if the building-related provisions in the American Clean Energy Security Act pass the Senate and become law.
Read more »

ACT Data Center is First LEED Platinum Certified Data Center in United States
ACT’s new data center in Iowa City, IA, has been awarded LEED Platinum level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first publicly announced LEED Platinum-certified data center in the nation.
Read more »

GBI Launches Two New Certification Programs
The Green Building Initiative® (GBI), one of the nation’s leading green building organizations, announced the availability of two new personnel certification programs for green building practitioners.
Read more »
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Handling IAQ Complaints
It is easy to make a mistake in that tense environment, provoking someone to seek resolution through litigation. Here are five common mistakes that you should avoid when handling IAQ complaints.
Read more »
Proactive Indoor Air Quality Monitoring: Delivering the Fundamentals
While maintaining air quality isn't rocket science, inattention to air quality often results in ripple effects that finally wash ashore at the building owner's feet. It's wise not to forget that the air in your building is an important factor in maintaining employee productivity and health.
Read more »
Reduce Off-Gassing for Better IAQ
Common building materials may actually be contaminating your building's air. Fortunately, there are cost-effective steps you can take to prevent these harmful chemicals from infiltrating the building environment and making occupants sick.
Read more »

How the Federal Stimulus Package Can Help Your Building
Sustainable Workplace Design Creates Innovation Opportunities
Training to Prevent Building Liabilities
Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect
Avoid Project Failure in a Weak Economy
Going Green in a Down Economy
Lighting Control for Existing Buildings
A Closer Look at Green Retail Facilities
Boost Efficiency and Reliability via Cogeneration
Low-Energy Office Equipment

August 17, 2009
Visit our sponsor
Subscribe to @ the Moment and other free newsletters!
This Week's Poll
Are you utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring in your building?
Submit your answer online »
Featured Case Studies
Dana Corporation - Dry Ridge, KY
Good Life Bar and Restaurant - Boston, MA
London Bridge Resort - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Visit our Case Studies Download Center »
Buildings Download Center Whitepapers
Green Building Insulation: The Environmental Benefits
Innovative New LED Lighting Program
Insulation Energy Savings: Key Issues and Performance Factors
Visit our Whitepapers Download Center »
Subscribe to @ the Moment and other free newsletters!