01/26/2010

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CO2 Monitoring Advances Air Quality + Energy Efficiency
By Chris Schaffner

Design professionals need to be cognizant of not only the impact of the products they specify on air quality, but also how monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can be helpful in controlling indoor air quality. Until recently, however, the practice was discouraged by the cost of the sensors and the efforts required to install, monitor, and calibrate them.

Today, CO2 monitoring is growing. With the advent of LEED, the increase in digital controls in buildings, and the wider availability of the sensors, CO2 monitoring is becoming standard practice. In part, this is because…

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January 26, 2010

 
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