Resource pages for "Legionella"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.
Facility executives could be wasting a precious resource and funds by not having a water action plan in place, especially during droughts.
To prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria in building water systems, an audit starts with a look at the physical structure defined by the plan and the structure of associated maintenance activities.
Failure to follow regular maintenance routines will expose owners to litigation should an occupant contract Legionnaires’ Disease.
Facilities closed or with reduced occupancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic need to evaluate current water systems to ensure a healthy return to operations. Phigenics, a firm focused on water management, provides insight.
Buildings reopening following the shutdown pose a health risk that mimics COVID-19 if water systems aren't brought online properly.
Engineered plastic cooling towers outlast metal designs, and can be constructed of unique antimicrobial resins which guard against Legionnaires and other health hazards
Incidence of Legionnaires’ Disease in buildings could be reduced by practices and policy, states recent report.
A supplement to ASHRAE Standard 188, the revised Guideline 12-2000R is expected to be published later this year.
BioSpray Tower kills 99.9% of Legionella pneumophila when properly applied to hard non-porous surfaces like cooling towers, evaporative condensers, or fluid coolers.
The company's Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower option reduces risk of Legionnaires’ Disease in chiller/cooling tower applications.
Until September 11, facility professionals and others can weigh in on Guideline 12-2000, a companion document to ASHRAE Standard 188.
About 3% of Legionnaires’ disease cases were determined to be “definitely associated with a healthcare facility,” with 17% of cases listed as “possibly associated.”
Cooling towers are ideal places for legionella to flourish.
The challenges around water for facility management professionals are not going away. Learn how you can set the course for your organization.
A smart approach to water management protects occupant health and reduces costs.
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.
Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.
New research supported by ASHRAE indicates that non-chemical devices (NCD) marketed to control the growth of biological agents may not materially reduce biological growth.