The Energy Efficiency Problem

As energy-efficient office buildings get tighter to seal weather out, they seal in contaminants, causing deficient indoor air quality (IAQ). Typical contaminants include off-gassing from carpeting, furniture and building materials, excess humidity and mold, odors, cooking and cleaning fumes, CO2, hair and fibers, to name a few.
Deficient IAQ is a threat since it can harm occupant health and cognitive function, damage structures and hurt the bottom line. It’s especially concerning since people spend about 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air can be two to five times—and up to 100 times—more polluted than outdoor air. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as a top-five health risk.

Ventilate with RenewAire

Increased and balanced ventilation is the premiere strategy to enhancing and improving indoor air quality. With enough outdoor air coming in to replace the stale indoor air via balanced ventilation, IAQ is enhanced. The only downside is that it can increase energy use. However, RenewAire’s energy recovery technology can provide increased ventilation without increasing energy use because our systems reuse otherwise-wasted energy.

How IAQ Impacts IEQ

For engineers and architects alike, creating a space that rates high in indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is paramount. IEQ refers to a building’s indoor conditions and how they affect occupant health. These conditions can be of those who occupy it. Lighting, air quality, temperature, and sound are some examples of IEQ.

RenewAire Everywhere and Anywhere: Workplace Ventilation Case Studies

Increased Ventilation Benefits



Viral Spread

Reduced<br>Viral Spread

Cognitive Function

Improved<br>Cognitive Function