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.
Since 2008, the university's facilities department has pursued improved IAQ (and energy savings) by retrofitting campus AHUs with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).
Clean-Air Claro is a fully customizable acoustical panel that contributes to overall health and safety standards by helping to deliver better indoor air quality in areas such as hospitals, airports, schools, theaters, and restaurants.
The first of its kind based on size and scale, the longitudinal study reveals the collective benefits of a systems-based design approach.
In Vancouver, WA, HAPO Community Credit Union designed its newest branch to achieve WELL certification from the International WELL Building Institute.
The MiniPID 2 HS is capable of detecting trace levels of VOCs over a long period of time, making it suitable for indoor air quality monitoring applications.
With technology imbued into these living walls, the air filtration capabilities of the plants are maximized.
Property damage after a hurricane and the resulting flooding can go beyond repairing physical structures.
With millions of travelers passing through LAX annually, facility management at the world’s seventh busiest airport chose UVGI, or UV-C, technology.
The University of Miami improves indoor air quality and saves energy by installing HVAC Load Reduction Technology.
Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.
In an inaugural address, the new ASHRAE president announced the theme of his term will be: Extending Our Community.
Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative.
Improving indoor air makes for a more healthy and safer environment, and can make facility management the key to improved operations as well.
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.