Technology Improves Classroom Air Quality

May 2005
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;5/2/2005, Vol. 225 Issue 1, p36
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The article reports that Echelon Corp., announced that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, is using the company's technology to develop a prototype of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in California's 85,000 portable classrooms. Funded by the California Energy Commission, the project will result in technical specifications for a common HVAC system designed to reduce energy costs by 30 per cent, lessen acoustical noise, and improve overall IAQ.


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