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    Building Advice

    Just wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Building Advice (http://www.airadvice.com/products/buildingadvice/)? Were looking into getting into IAQ testing and solutions at work. We looked at Building Advice but it's very expensive. Any other alternatives out there that people use?

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    Are you looking for indoor air quality testing or finding where bad air quality is coming from (blower door, duct leakage etc) or both.

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    Both. This is for commercial applications. We looked into building advice because it has data loggers that sense properties of air - co; co2; particulates; light; etc. It then logs that data over a period of time and creates a report.

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    Spark, the Airadvice is a good option for an HVAC shop the only other viable data logger out there is the Aircuity which is what we use, the also do spore trap sampling. There are many annual licensing fees involved with Aircuity for certification. They can run you 4 grand a year just for that without the purchase of the unit. In the HVAC field the Airadvise is a great tool to judge your HVACs performance and to determine if you have enough fresh air in a building. Currently I have 5 Aircuity's and there are two of us that travels all over the world trouble shooting buildings or just testing the efficacy of our own equipment. Most people don't understand the IAQ field in the HVAC trade. If they did they would invest more time in it. It is the fasting growing field in the HVAC market. Good luck
    The premise of ventilation is that the OA is clean or of sufficient quality to be used for dilution. Traditional ventilation is somewhat being threatened by the fact that the EPA is changing the requirements for outdoor air quality which is creating non-attainment zones in what is now becoming a significant portion of the country. That means that buildings in those areas will need to clean up the OA before they bring it into the building.
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    Thanks for the info Genesis! It looks like Aircuity is more of a permanent installation. Is that true?

    Also seeing how we are getting our feet wet with IAQ, are their any books you would recommend? Associations worth belonging too?

    Thanks for your help!
    -Mark
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    Aircuity has the Optima 500 which is portable. Check out some of the groups on Linked In
    The premise of ventilation is that the OA is clean or of sufficient quality to be used for dilution. Traditional ventilation is somewhat being threatened by the fact that the EPA is changing the requirements for outdoor air quality which is creating non-attainment zones in what is now becoming a significant portion of the country. That means that buildings in those areas will need to clean up the OA before they bring it into the building.
    www.genesisair.com
    Genesis Air Inc.

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    Or change the methods of dilution. Seems it would be easier to do that then change the quality of the air outside. You can't control what's outside, but you can control what is inside.

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