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How do C02 levels affect a classroom environment?
CO2- Why do we care about levels?There are two main reasons why CO2 levels can rise in a classroom:Occupancy: Humans breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. The more people in a classroom, the more CO2 is released through respiration. This is especially true for older students who tend to exhale more CO2 than younger ones.Ventilation: Fresh air from outside dilutes the CO2 exhaled by [...MORE]

Service Area: HVAC Test and Balance
Benefits of using a Certified Contractor for TAB
TAB-Technical-Report-051220.pdfCheck out this technical report from UC Davis' Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) discussing the benefits of choosing a Test and Balance contractor that is accredited and certified. This paper discusses the differences between some of the top certifying agencies and their differences. The discussed agencies are:Associated Air Balance Council (AABC)National [...MORE]

Service Area: HVAC Test and Balance
Tips for working with building control contractor as an HVAC TAB professional.
Working with a building control contractor for HVAC test and balance involves several important steps and considerations to ensure the system functions efficiently and meets the required specifications. Here are some tips to help you collaborate effectively:1. Clear Communication:Establish clear lines of communication from the start. Know who the key contacts are and how they prefer to [...MORE]

Service Area: HVAC Test and Balance
Congratulations Dan Velasquez on your CETA Board Position!
4/22/2024We are excited to announce that Dan Velasquez, Vice President of Cleanroom Services at Mechanical Testing, Inc. will be on the 2024-2025 board of directors for CETA (Critical Environmental Testing Association) an organization that is committed to promoting quality assurance to the controlled environment industry. Mechanical testing, Inc is committed to keeping your controlled [...MORE]

What does the new USP Standards mean for my lab?
The most recent revisions to USP 797 came into effect in November 2023, and they focus on strengthening several key areas to ensure the safety and quality of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). Here's a breakdown of what your facility needs to consider under the new 797 standard:Enhanced Training and Competency Evaluations: The emphasis is now on stricter training and more frequent [...MORE]