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The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.


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The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. IAQ articles below.


EPA Adds Green Label Plus Program To Buying Guidelines

The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.

New York City Celebrates First WELL Certified Project

Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; marks first WELL Certified Project in New York.
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Shopping Center Is First To Earn New U.S. Green Building Standard

The new standard, BREEAM USA In-Use, measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

Preventing Pee In The Pool

If your facility has a pool, keeping people happy and healthy in the water while creating a clean water experience for all can be a challenge.

Festool CT SYS Portable Dust Extractor

The CT SYS is a portable and compact HEPA dust extractor.

FM Alert: New OSHA Rule Lowers Beryllium Levels

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule to lower beryllium levels and increase workplace protections to reduce health risks.

Friday Funny: Jingle Bells, Jingle Smells

Facility manager Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with a fishy, fragrant take on the classic Winter holiday song, Jingle Bells. 

Green Offices Improve Productivity

Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.

Wall-Mounted Bathroom Exhaust Fan By Greenheck

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.

Junction Sensor Monitoring and Alerting Service

A environmental sensor-based system that provides monitoring and alerting services for the mechanical spaces of buildings.

AeraMax Pro AM III Air Purifier

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 Announces First Alliance Members

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.

RoboVent Spire From RoboVent

The RoboVent Spire space-saving dust collector for robotic welding has the smallest footprint in the industry.

GP PRO Compact with ActiveAire Tissue Dispenser

The Compact with ActiveAire Tissue Dispenser uses motion sensing technology to neutralize odors inside the stall.

Did You Miss Our “Your Air May Be Destroying Productivity” Webinar?

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 School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

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.

Energy Recovery Retrofit At Nashville Hospital

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.

AeraMax Professional II For Smaller Spaces

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

SanusAer High Output Ozone Generators provide ozone delivery for in odor remediation and indoor sanitization.

SmartVac 464 and 664 Vacuum Sweepers by IPC Eagle

The SmartVac 464 and SmartVac 664 are battery operated vacuum sweepers for carpets and floors.

HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper

This customizable wallpaper produces odorless displays that are mold resistant, mildew resistant, and UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

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.

Planning For And Preventing Water Intrusion In Buildings

Internal sources of water intrusion include plumbing and mechanical systems, while external sources include floods or even an average rainfall.

Georgia Tech Cleaning Program Earns Green Seal of Approval

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)

DC Elementary School Gets Green Walls

Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.

Office Temperature A Source Of Workplace Conflict, Decreased Productivity

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: Energy Use And IAQ

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.

Focus On: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Several recently released products aimed at improving indoor air quality are highlighted.

Question Of The Week: HVAC Coil Cleaning Methods?

Ensuring that facility air is filtered properly is largely dependent on the cleaning and maintenance of HVAC units.

HVAC Considerations For Dry Climates

Consider the benefits of: heat pumps with auxiliary heat; zoned duct systems; zoned mini-splits; and straight cools.

Q&A: New UL Program Tackles IAQ

In the pursuit of sustainability, IAQ often becomes an afterthought.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.

Focus On: HVAC

This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.

Guidance Offered To Schools For Handling Potential PCB-Containing Dust

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.

National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

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.

The ABCs Of VOCs In Facilities

There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly.

The HVAC Factor: Keeping Cool, Safely

For facilities that handle hazardous items, indoor air quality and comfort are challenges.

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.

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