Blauberg introduces Civic ERV units

Blauberg Ventilation has introduced Civic, a new range of German-designed wall-mounted ERV units. “COVID-19 and the 2019–20 bushfires raised major issues with insufficient quality ventilation in school classrooms and offices,” says the company. “Bad air quality, high humidity levels, high CO2 concentration, and low oxygen levels create a long-term unsafe study and work environment for […]

General News

Applications open for small business ventilation program

The Victorian government is supporting public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers, and thus reduce the spread of COVID-19. Applications are now open for the Small Business Ventilation Program, which provides $500 rebates and matched grants of up to $5,000 to support eligible small businesses’ investment in equipment, works and services […]


The end of hotel quarantine in Victoria

Hotel quarantine will finish in Victoria at the end of the month, with the purpose-built Victorian Quarantine Hub in Mickleham, north of Melbourne, becoming the sole quarantine site for unvaccinated travellers. The hub, which opened in February, has gradually been ramping up operations. From April, it will have capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 residents […]


Using supercomputers to study COVID in classrooms

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) are using supercomputers to study how aerosol viral particles are distributed in a ventilated classroom. The research is being used to determine optimal placement of HVAC outlets to minimise “dead zones” and maximise ventilation and therefore improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Using the Summit, the […]

Education News

AIRAH launches IAQ Assembly

AIRAH has launched the IAQ Assembly, a free suite of videos, guides and articles that reflect the latest thinking on indoor air quality and preventing the airborne spread of COVID-19. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, and particularly since the recognition of the critical role of airborne transmission, AIRAH has been curating resources about how […]