Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Indoor Air Quality articles below.
Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) include a range of 100% outside air units and mixed air units that help decrease indoor air pollution and reduce heating and cooling loads.
Degradation of building envelope performance contributes to wasted energy, poor thermal comfort, and subpar indoor air quality.
Findings from CoreNet Global and CBRE Group found that a proactive focus on employee health delivers increased engagement and retention rates.
Check these practices to help ensure the safety of the cleaning and maintenance staff who work in the buildings you manage.
January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.
To protect facility occupants from unhealthy indoor air during a renovation, focus on these three areas.
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?
The LessThanFive Customizer tool enables furniture buyers to virtually view the LessThanFive chair with their choice of imagery applied.
Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.
Attached to a HVAC air filter, this device informs facility teams at the exact time when maintenance is required.
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.
This portable unit from ITW BuildClean is designed to prevent construction dust from disturbing the health and comfort of facility occupants.
At Schenectady County Community College in New York, Ultraviolet-C Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) upper air units were installed around the campus.
Join Jeff Dryfhout, AeraMax Professional’s Global Director of Air Treatment, for this video webinar as he discusses the link of clean air to a cleaner facility, the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as practical solutions for facility managers.
Don't neglect the power of clean indoor air when battling the flu this winter. Combined with a strong surface cleaning protocol, facility managers play a crucial role in keeping occupants healthy.
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.
Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.
Delos®, Mayo Clinic collaborate on first ever, human-centered research center dedicated to creating healthier indoor spaces.
HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.
Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.
For HVAC systems, moving from pneumatic to digital streamlines operations and maintenance.
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.
Suitable for a variety of odor abatement situations, this product line is engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that includes water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood.
Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.
The updated UL 2796 helps to protect health while still ensuring effective odor control.
This is an odor blocking technology applied to broadloom and modular commercial carpet.
The dry cleaning method is one tool facilities can use to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
Moisture control during summer, even if the building is not occupied, is essential to prevent mold growth and other IAQ issues, especially in schools.
Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.
This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.
In this expanded FM Frequency offering, Jeff Crane explains how an indoor air quality complaint triggered this hypothetical investigation.