A new opportunity for HVAC and IAQ professionals rolled out. What’s most exciting about this is that it focuses on two areas that are critical to our industry: energy efficiency and indoor air quality. The opportunity is the Biden Administration’s Clean Air Building Challenge, and it has the potential to bring significant benefits to our industry.
There’s a spotlight on contractors, distributors, and manufacturers who sell products that are energy-efficient or that improve a building’s indoor air quality. In this article, we’ll cover:
- What the Clean Air Buildings Challenge is
- The big opportunity for HVAC and IAQ industry professionals
- How HVAC and IAQ professionals can get involved
What is the Clean Air Building Challenge?
The Clean Air Building Challenge is a new initiative from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aims to reduce air pollution and improve indoor air quality in commercial and public buildings. It encourages building owners and operators to voluntarily adopt measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions of harmful pollutants. Working with the Department of Energy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal agencies, they developed a guide for buildings to follow.
Really overjoyed to see the WH launch the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge that calls on all building operators, schools, universities, & organizations to adopt key strategies to improve indoor air quality in buildings to reduce #COVID19. #COVIDisAirborne https://t.co/VxHffFQYQB pic.twitter.com/kn710RnjtX— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) March 17, 2022
This voluntary initiative asks participants to reduce emissions from their buildings by at least 30% over the next decade. In return, they’ll receive support and recognition from the federal government. It’s open to any type of building, including office buildings, schools, hospitals, and retail stores.
The Opportunity for the HVAC and IAQ Industry
This is a great opportunity for our industry to show its commitment to improving air quality and reducing pollution. Every level of our industry, manufacturers, distributors, and contractors can work together. It provides a platform for businesses to showcase their products and services that can help buildings meet their emissions reduction goals.
Good ventilation and filtration prevent the coronavirus and other contaminants from accumulating in the air and thus reduce our exposure. White House spurs efforts to achieve clean, healthy air in buildings. https://t.co/oRF9DdZqAj /1— Linsey Marr (@linseymarr) March 17, 2022
Our industry has a wide range of products and services that can help buildings reduce their emissions. For example, there are many energy-efficient HVAC systems on the market that can help buildings save money while also reducing their emissions. Also, there are a number of IAQ assessments, services, and upgrades contractors can offer to help determine the best solutions for a building. That can remove harmful pollutants from the air, improve indoor air quality, and protect public health.
Get Your Business Involved in the Clean Air Building Challenge
To participate in this challenge, you’ll want to get your business involved in IAQ. This is all about aligning your business with the best people, products, and programs in IAQ. We can help you with all of this, including:
- Getting local support from reps in your area
- IAQ online training courses
- Downloadable IAQ assessment and checklist
- Marketing materials
- much more – click here to learn more
This is a unique opportunity for our industry to showcase its products and services to a wider audience. By participating in the Challenge, you can be the expert that will guide businesses through this. You can show them what they can do to improve IAQ and reduce pollution. As a result, you can build trust with customers and create new business opportunities.