22 Sep 2020

You’ve invested a lot of money in the heating and cooling of your commercial property. Don’t skip the cleaning and maintenance of that system. Over time, as the HVAC system does its job of heating, cooling, and moving air, dust and debris degrade its performance. More importantly, when the ductwork becomes dirty, air is filled […]

15 Sep 2020

We now know that the coronavirus transmits through aerosols and we are learning more about the role HVAC systems play in this transmission. One recent study of healthcare settings detected coronavirus RNA in roughly 25 percent of samples taken from multiple air handlers in these facilities. While no COVID-19 cases were linked to these HVAC […]

08 Sep 2020

Indoor air quality has never been more important. This won’t change in a post-COVID-19 world. Building managers must make clean air a priority beyond the pandemic. This is critical for the health and safety of workers, but rising energy costs are a factor as well. Here are some of the benefits of maintaining HVAC systems […]

COVID-19 continues to affect the country and the world. Work on a potential vaccine gives us hope. However, we also know the future emergence of a new virus remains a strong possibility. The return of the seasonal flu adds to our concerns as well. For these reasons, facilities managers must make building disinfection and IAQ […]

14 Jul 2020

Indoor air quality has always been a concern for building and facilities managers. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic only highlights the need for safety in the indoor environment. This includes choosing the correct filters and maintaining them. For example, it’s recommended that HEPA fights coronavirus the best of all filter products. However, removing contaminated filters is […]

  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made better building disinfection a top priority for facilities managers. Building owners, employers, staff, and visitors all want to be safe as buildings return to full occupancy. The right kind of emergency response to emerging threats is critical to safety. Even if your facilities have not been affected yet, […]

  The making of the first certified Pure Air Indoor Environment. As COVID-19 continues to loosen its grip across the country organizations begin to reopen. Building and facilities managers must look ahead to a return to full occupancy. However, it’s important to use caution and to have a strategy in place to keep building occupants […]

Government agencies, medical facilities, educational institutions and other private sector companies, both large and small, are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Education on how to prevent the spread of viruses in their buildings by understanding disinfectants for emerging pathogens (DEP) is vitally important. As cases spike and mortality rate rises in the […]

17 Mar 2020

HVAC cleanliness and the proper functioning of air handling units are an important part of regulating airflow and ensuring good indoor air quality. Budgetary concerns may limit the time and attention spent on addressing IAQ issues, but ignoring problems leads to more expensive fixes down the road. Indoor Air Quality Concerns Building and facilities managers […]

26 Nov 2019

Industrial hygiene is a series of practices performed to ensure the health of buildings as well as the people who work inside them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes industrial hygiene (IH) as: A science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising […]