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Focused on human health and wellness in the built environment, WELL concepts support sustainable cleaning programs.


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Focused on human health and wellness in the built environment, WELL concepts support sustainable cleaning programs.

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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. occupant-health articles below.


The WELL Building Standard And Green Cleaning

Focused on human health and wellness in the built environment, WELL concepts support sustainable cleaning programs.

Houses Of Worship And Children’s Health

The U.S. EPA has released a free booklet that facility managers at houses of worship can reference to identify and mitigate potential health threats, such as lead and radon exposure.

Boost Business Image With Good Hygiene

Facility managers are in the position to improve workplace hygiene, which many recognize as integral to people's well-being.

School’s In, Locker Rooms Need Cleaning

With a new school year upon us, here are five tips for proactive locker room cleaning.

Keep Ticks Away From Buildings

Any commercial property with a wooded area nearby or a transition zone between a well-manicured lawn and a non-landscaped area can provide harborage for ticks.

nora Launches New Color Palette For noraplan environcare Flooring

This adaptable, multipurpose premium rubber flooring offers 48 new harmonious shades designed to help evoke a sense of calm.

Maryland-Based IPM Initiative Marks 10 Years

The Integrated Pest Management in Healthcare Facilities Project, spearheaded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Beyond Pesticides aims to reduce pesticide impact at healthcare facilities.

Fenway Park Chooses Clorox Total 360 System

Combining electrostatic technology and using Clorox products, the system is used to disinfect the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, visitors' clubhouse, training rooms, weight rooms, and medical areas.

New Bank Site Includes Vapor Barrier System

Before building on the former site of a car service center, the property owner opted to have a chemical vapor barrier installed as a preventive measure.

Question Of The Week: How Does Your Cleaning Program Look For 2018?

A recent survey of facility end-users provided insight into the cleaning and maintenance products and processes being used more frequently.

Naava Smart Green Walls

With technology imbued into these living walls, the air filtration capabilities of the plants are maximized.

New Protocol, NSF P453, Takes Aim At Legionellosis

NSF International has developed guidance on treatment, operation, and maintenance of cooling tower water systems to help protect health of building occupants.

Pest Management Prep For Fall Season

As outside temperatures drop in many locations, pests often look to migrate into facilities.

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment On Guideline To Minimize Legionellosis

Until September 11, facility professionals and others can weigh in on Guideline 12-2000, a companion document to ASHRAE Standard 188.

Human Centric LED Retrofit By Above All Lighting

Designed with healthcare and similar facilities in mind, this product mimics the natural Kelvin changes of the sun throughout the day.

Alliance For Workplace Excellence Awards 54 Companies

These annual awards recognize companies for their actions that deliver on improving workplace wellness, sustainability, and diversity.

Focus On Hygiene Important Year-Round

Cold and flu season may be past for this year, but that doesn't mean facilities should relax on hygiene awareness for building occupants.

Delos, HKS Partnership To Study Built Environment, Health Impacts

The two firms will collaborate to discover, evaluate, and improve upon the effects of the built environment on occupant health and well-being.

Detecting Radon Gas In Schools And Commercial Buildings

January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.

Manage IAQ During Renovations

To protect facility occupants from unhealthy indoor air during a renovation, focus on these three areas.

Question Of The Week: What IAQ Myths Have You Encountered?

When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?

LED Lighting And Circadian Rhythm

Lighting is an ever-present aspect of our everyday lives in and around buildings, and it also serves as a key trigger for our rhythmic clock.

Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment

Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.

LED Lighting, Impact On Health

In response to the AMA's June 2016 cautioning about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination, Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center addresses the issue.

BuildClean Dust Control System

This portable unit from ITW BuildClean is designed to prevent construction dust from disturbing the health and comfort of facility occupants.

UV-C Lights Helped College Combat Illness Last Winter

At Schenectady County Community College in New York, Ultraviolet-C Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) upper air units were installed around the campus.

Question Of The Week: Workplace Wellness Programs?

To advance workplace wellness programs, is facility management collaborating more often with counterparts in human resources?

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.

Question Of The Week: Barriers To Green Cleaning?

Five challenges (real or perceived) that prevent many facilities from transitioning to green cleaning programs

New Product Flash: Tork EasyCube From SCA

Web connected restroom dispensers keep facility staff updated on supply levels, reducing occupant complaints.

Reduce Legionella Risk With Cooling Tower Maintenance

Cooling towers are ideal places for legionella to flourish.

Biophilic Design For Buildings: 3 Things To Know

A heightened focus on wellness in facilities highlights the impact of the indoor environment on occupants.

New Product Flash: AER-DEC Integrated Sink From Sloan

With its high-end look, this restroom fixture features soap dispensers, faucets, hand dryers, and sink basin.

New Product Flash: Step ‘n Wash

This self-retracting step provides young children and their caregivers a better hand washing experience.

Q&A: New UL Program Tackles IAQ

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

Question Of The Week: Health And Wellness Strategies

This aspect of sustainable facilities is moving to the forefront.

New Product Flash: Peroxy 4D by Spartan Chemical Company

Effective against a range of bacteria and viruses, this product cleans and disinfects with the power of hydrogen peroxide.

Norovirus In The News

Facility managers and their staff play an important role in mitigating the impact of this illness. According to the CDC, norovirus is most prevalent November through April.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Odor Management… A 360 Degree Approach

From trash areas and restrooms to carpet and upholstery, an effective and comprehensive odor management strategy is an all encompassing effort.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray from Kimberly-Clark Professional

The product's patent pending formulation is bleach free, cuts through common grease, dirt and grime, and won’t harm most surfaces.

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