5 11, 2017

The Green Air Difference for Hospital HVAC Systems


America is home to 5,564 hospitals.  When you put that in perspective, that’s 897,961 hospital beds that serve 35,061,292 hospital admissions annually.  With 35 million Americans needing the expert medical care a hospital provides each year, it’s important to take a look at how commercial HVAC companies help play a role in their recovery. Expert [...]

5 10, 2017

How Does Air Quality Affect College Students?


As hopeful college freshman are moving into dorms across the country, the bring with them the creature comforts of home, photos of loved ones, and fresh school supplies.  However, the same story is playing out across these same college campuses: mold taking over college campuses.  There are numerous stories of students taking leaves of absence [...]

25 08, 2017

Is Mold in Schools Harming Your Children?


As children start filtering into classrooms across the country, a serious health issue threatens the ability for children to get an education in a safe environment.  It’s estimated that one third of American schools have mold in their buildings.  This means lower indoor air quality that can lead to chronic headaches, fatigue, respiratory infections, memory [...]

3 08, 2017

3 Ways to Detox Your Office Space


Since Americans spend an average of 176 hours a month in their office, it’s important to know more about the environment that you’re spending the majority of your waking hours in.  From conventional and potentially-dangerous cleaners to the toxic treatments on traditional furniture treated with potentially harmful irritants, it’s important to know just how much [...]

16 05, 2017

Green Hospitals


In our blog entitled, “HVAC Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities,” we explored the top five bacteria lurking in hospital airways. While we focused primarily on the threats bacteria pose to hospital occupants, we didn’t cover how to clean healthcare facilities. It may seem obvious to use standard cleaning products to maintain your HVAC system, but for [...]

2 05, 2017

The Deadliest Disease You’ve Never Heard Of: Legionnaires’ Disease


It may start off as a simple high temperature, sore muscles and occasional chills, for which over-the-counter medications may suffice. However, we’re not talking about an ordinary flu, but rather the often unheard of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection caused by water contaminated with Legionella germs, or more specifically, Legionnaire’s disease bacteria (LDB). […]

25 04, 2017

The World’s Biggest Health Risk: Poor Air Quality


World Health Day is annually held the first week of April and celebrated to raise awareness of growing health concerns worldwide. For millions of people across the globe, breathing easy isn’t exactly simple. Between industrial expansion, vehicles overcrowding the roadways, and the reliance on fossil fuels, air quality worldwide has rapidly deteriorated. Only 1 in 10 people [...]

18 04, 2017

Conservation tips for Earth Day


April 22, 2017 is Earth Day, a global observation held in support of environmental protection, celebrated in over 190 countries. And what conservation studies typically fail to frame, is a more personal perspective of our environmental footprint. For example, although rain forest and natural waterways are affected by deforestation and development, we are so far [...]