Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. IAQ articles below.
Facility manager Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with a fishy, fragrant take on the classic Winter holiday song, Jingle Bells.
Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.
Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.
With an overall depth of 3.625 inches, Greenheck’s new low-profile, direct-drive Model SP-L bathroom exhaust fan is purpose-built for 2 x 4 wall installation.
A environmental sensor-based system that provides monitoring and alerting services for the mechanical spaces of buildings.
The AeraMax Pro AM III is a commercial grade air purifier that allows for efficient and low-maintenance operation with a coverage area of 300 to 700 square feet.
The Well Living Lab leverages and expands upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which focuses on seven concepts relevant to indoor health—air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
The RoboVent Spire space-saving dust collector for robotic welding has the smallest footprint in the industry.
The Compact with ActiveAire Tissue Dispenser uses motion sensing technology to neutralize odors inside the stall.
The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.
Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.
To increase energy efficiency while providing good indoor air quality, St. Thomas Hospital in Tennessee worked with its service providers to deliver a solution while also keeping aesthetics in mind.
The AeraMax Professional II is a slim model commercial-grade air purifier designed for smaller spaces such as offices, restrooms, urgent care facilities, and exam rooms.
SanusAer High Output Ozone Generators provide ozone delivery for in odor remediation and indoor sanitization.
The SmartVac 464 and SmartVac 664 are battery operated vacuum sweepers for carpets and floors.
This customizable wallpaper produces odorless displays that are mold resistant, mildew resistant, and UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified.
Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.
Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.
Internal sources of water intrusion include plumbing and mechanical systems, while external sources include floods or even an average rainfall.
Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)
Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.
More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.
Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.
Several recently released products aimed at improving indoor air quality are highlighted.
Ensuring that facility air is filtered properly is largely dependent on the cleaning and maintenance of HVAC units.
Consider the benefits of: heat pumps with auxiliary heat; zoned duct systems; zoned mini-splits; and straight cools.
In the pursuit of sustainability, IAQ often becomes an afterthought.
HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.
This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.
Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.
There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly.
For facilities that handle hazardous items, indoor air quality and comfort are challenges.
Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.
Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.
When it comes to coating different areas, whether inside or surrounding a commercial building, one coating does NOT fit all—and it's not even close.
From trash areas and restrooms to carpet and upholstery, an effective and comprehensive odor management strategy is an all encompassing effort.
Instead of hiring an abatement contractor to come in and remove asbestos, many facilities choose to manage it in an attempt to avoid exposure and save money.
Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for modernization.