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Related Web Sites

NCG's Most Recommended Web Sites

These are many of the professional and government web sites we use in our work. It is by no means a complete list. If you think your organization should be listed here, please contact us, contact@newmanconsultinggroup.us

COVID-19 Specific Resources

Industry Resources:
IAQ, Productivity, Health and Legal Liability and HVAC Protocols Since COVID-19 (Jim Newman)
ASHRAE COVID-19 Preparedness Resources
ASHRAE Guideline 12: Managing the risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems
ASHRAE How to Return the HVAC System to Normal Operation FAQs
ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols 
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19
IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) COVID-19 Resources

Government Resources:
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) What you Need to Know about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Coronavirus Resources
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Guidance on Preparing Workplaces of COVID-19Three Coronavirus Prevention Techniques for Your Building - a Comparison
WHO (World Health Organization) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Academic Resources:

COVID-19 Highlights: Where can building design interfere with secondary infections? Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch, CIC - (9 minutes – basic)
Humidification, Human Health, & the fight against COVID-19 Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M. Arch, CIC (60 minutes – detailed)
The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them Erin Bromage, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, James Cook University, Australia; Assoc. Prof. of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Commercial Solutions:
American Ultraviolet – Germicidal ultraviolet cleaning solutions
Aquis Solutions – Air handler refurbishment and optimization
AtmosAir – Bi-polar ionization air purification 
BioClimatic – Air cleaning technologies
Biomik – Probiotic microscopic cleaning
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions – Polarized Media Air Cleaner 
Genesis Air – Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO)

Global Plasma Solutions – Needlepoint bipolar ionization
Pure Air Control Services – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) services

RGF Environmental Group – Air purification systems
Sterile-Aire – High energy germicidal UVC solutions

General Resources
Professional Associations

ashrae.org – ASHRAE: Codes, standards, information on sustainability, conferences
aeecenter.org – Association of Energy Engineers
aia.org – American Institute of Architects
aia.org/cote – AIA Committee on the Environment
boma.org – Building Owners & Managers Association
iaqa.org – Indoor Air Quality Association
ies.org – Illuminating Engineering Society
ifma.org – International Facility Management Association
usgbc.org – U.S. Green Building Council

Other Non-profit Organizations

2030districts.org/detroit - Detroit 2030 District
dsireusa.org – Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy: Information on Federal, state and local utility incentives and policies
newbuildings.org – New Buildings Institute: promotes energy efficiency in buildings through technology research, guidelines and codes
peci.org – formerly Portland Energy Conservation
rmi.org – Rocky Mountain Institute, energy efficiency and renewable energy formerly 

Labeling/Rating Organizations

ashrae.org/technical-resources/building-eq – ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient – bEQ - Labeling Program
BetterBricks.com – A commercial resource of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Excellence in commercial property management and operations
thegbi.org – Green Building Initiative (Green Globes®) 
Green Business Certification Institute, LEED
greenguard.org – Green Guard: Product Certification from Underwriters Laboratories
greenseal.org – Green Seal: Certification of products, hotels and cleaning services
wellcertified.com International Well Building Institute 
worldgbg.org – World Green Building Institute


betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov – Better Buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy's initiative to drive leadership in energy innovation
cdc.gov/niosh – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Indoor Environmental Quality
eere.doe.gov – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
eia.gov – Energy and Information Administration
energy.gov/spo – Sustainability Performance Office 
energystar.govEnergy Star, Environmental Protection Agency
energystar.gov/benchmark – EPA Portfolio Manager
epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview – EPA's Guide to the Clean Air Act
epa.gov/iaq – Indoor Air Quality 

fpl.fs.fed.us – Forest Products Lab, US Department of Agriculture
nrel.gov – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Educational Resources/Policy Organizations

ase.org – Alliance to Save Energy
aceee.org – American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
ansi.org – American National Standards Institute
ashrae.org/aedg – ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides
pacenation.us – Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) 

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