New Guide Highlights Best Practices for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Free publication by leading industry group offers guidance and resources to help architects, engineers, and building managers obtain optimal air quality

Sep 17, 2013, 16:17 ET from Camfil

New Jersey, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Air Filtration Update: With indoor air pollution now claiming 3.5 million lives worldwide each year, the need for maintaining healthful indoor air has never been greater. To help educate architects, engineers, contractors, and property managers on the proper techniques to maintain optimal air quality, ASHRAE -- the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers -- is offering an important new publication free of charge.

ASHRAE's Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning offers an array of guidance and resources for ensuring that indoor environments keep dangerous particles to a minimal and indoor air quality, or IAQ, at the highest possible level. To this end, the guide includes:

o 40 strategies for achieving 8 critical IAQ objectives.

o Best practices for promoting optimal IAQ through design, construction, and building operation and maintenance.

o In-depth information, organized by topic, to assist with implementing IAQ best practices.

o Hundreds of links to resources to assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings with optimal indoor air quality.

High IAQ has become a pressing priority as the health impact of indoor air pollution has become better understood -- and increasingly worrisome. Leading manufacturers in the HVAC space have focused their design and development efforts on a new generation of building products that foster better air quality -- and better health.

Among the companies heading that charge is Camfil -- the world's leading provider of clean air solutions. Leveraging its six global research sites across the globe, its advances in engineering and materials have made possible a new generation of air filters -- products that promote health, sustainability, and energy efficiency at the same time. Indeed, by maintaining their efficiency longer than more traditionally designed products, Camfil air filters do a better job removing harmful particles from the indoor air, while lasting longer and using less energy. Already, Camfil customers are reducing their HVAC costs by up to 30 percent -- while enjoying optimal air quality.

When combined with IAQ-optimizing building designs, the benefits from products like Camfil's air filters can be even greater. ASHRAE's new guide is designed to help building professionals home in on the best practices for making that a reality.

The guide can be downloaded here after filling out a short registration form. For building designers, engineers, and managers, it is the first step to healthy air -- and a healthy future.

The world leader in air filtration systemsCamfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections -- all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit us online at, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.

Media Contact: Lynne Laake, Camfil, 888.599.6620,

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