Deep Links: Humidity Control and IAQ

This supplement to April's M/E Roundtable on humidity control and IAQ features some of the best Web resources on the topic.


Controlling humidity and indoor-air quality (IAQ) is an important facet of HVAC design. With new health, productivity and even legal ramifications of poor IAQ being discovered every day, here are some of the best resources the Web has to offer on this topic.

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools: An IAQ Coordinator's Guide
This guidebook has been created by the EPA to help school officials battle harmful IAQ problems in their districts. Also has great information on strategies and codes.

Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems in Schools
A 1999 research summary (in PDF format) prepared by the Energy Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Healthy Buildings 2000 Workshop: Evaluation and Association Between IAQ, Well-Being and Productivity
This research paper (in PDF format) clarifies terms and extends a rational model that links human responses, exposures, building systems, sources and economic factors.

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
This booklet was created by the Environmental Protection Agency as a resource for managing IAQ in various building types.

Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Institute
This research group, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute and the California Energy Commission among others, is currently doing work in a number of areas related to indoor environmental quality, including a look at the relationship between indoor-air quality and inhabitant performance.

Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
November 2018
Emergency power requirements, salary survey results, lighting controls, fire pumps, healthcare facilities, and more
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
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