Multifamily units in all types of buildings are now covered in the scope of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard, marking one of the biggest changes to the recently published 2016 version. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings, defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in residential buildings. Prior to this edition multifamily residential buildings four stories or above fell under the scope of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.
The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast to grow from $7 billion in 2014 to $45 billion by 2019, according to a recent report by Technavio, making it abundantly clear that homeowners nationwide are investing in devices that help improve security, comfort, and peace of mind in their homes. HVAC contractors have taken notice and stand ready to fulfill these demands, which often begin with the gateway into their customers’ homes: the smart thermostat. THINKING AHEAD Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and The NEWS’ most recent Best Contractor to Work For in the East region, said it’s in the best interest of both his business and customers to stay on top of the industry’s technological advances.