Video: Real-Time IAQ Data For Managing Key HVAC System Infrastructures

This session examines practical case studies that demonstrate the day-to-day utility of leveraging real-time IAQ data.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) February 8, 2023
Julien Stamatakis, Senseware, Inc. Courtesy: CxEnergy

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the main components of IAQ data and how they contribute to a safe indoor environment.
  • Examine case studies to understand how to leverage real-time IAQ data.
  • Understand the role IoT technology plays in using customized real-time analytics to create indexes such as an infection risk index or ventilation performance index.
  • How to leverage real-time data in managing HVAC system infrastructures within buildings.

Video courtesy: CxEnergy

Presenter: Julien Stamatakis, Senseware, Inc.

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of IAQ because the general public has become acutely aware, and concerned about, what they may be breathing. IoT is advancing the state of the art quickly. Real-time IAQ monitoring with public-facing cloud dashboards are only now starting to gain acceptance as a de facto type expectation being placed on building owners and operators. Having a clear view of the state of environmental conditions aligns with a key part of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports that codify Health and Wellness programs for companies. Beyond corporate governance, IAQ monitoring plays an increasingly practical role in managing the operational efficiency of a building. This session will examine practical case studies that demonstrate the day-to-day utility of leveraging real-time IAQ data.

A first case study examines the utility of real-time Particulate Matter (PM). Unhealthy air conditions due to those wildfires are being experienced from coast-to-coast. Real-time PM data is critical to governing the proper mix of outside air that enters into a building. Real-time PM data that measures particles at a sub-micron level is also key to examining the operational efficiency of MERV 13-15 air filters. Without sub-micron PM data, it would be impossible to verify the efficiency of MERV 13-15 air filters in filtering out sub-micron particle sizes.

A second case study examines the utility of real-time ion data in examining the efficacy of NeedlePoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) systems. Real-time ion level data along with real-time PM and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) data can be examined in combination to begin to answer the key efficacy question on the minds of NPBI consumers today.

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CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.