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 [...]

28 03, 2017

Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Guide for Facilities Managers


The title of facilities manager implies monitoring a number of building processes with the goal of having everything run smoothly and efficiently. However, the title does not allude to the purpose of a facilities manager. Buildings that a facility manager supervises offers space for businesses, organizations, and brands in shared office spaces, but more importantly [...]

16 03, 2017

Is Your Cruise Vacation Toxic for Your Health?


Traveling to an exotic location is a dream vacation for millions of people, especially if by cruise line. The demand for new and exciting cruise destinations steadily grows, subsequently increasing the number of cruise ships out at sea. So, while millions picture themselves sailing away to a picturesque destination with the breeze in their hair, [...]

22 02, 2017

HVAC Maintenance in Healthcare Facilities


What images come to mind when you hear the words ‘sterile environment’? Imagine the stale, white walls associated with hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities for a moment. These environments have become synonymous not only with health, but cleanliness due to their color. The use of the color white in healthcare facility designs is for [...]

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