EHS for Buildings Articles

  • Cost Effective Multi-Purpose Horizontal Wells

    A question commonly posed to Directional Technologies from our environmental consulting clients: “Can one horizontal well be designed for more than one remedial application?” The answer is “yes.” Horizontal wells are utilized for many diverse remedial methods: air/oxygen/ozone sparge, soil vapor extraction (SVE), multiphase extraction (MPE), in-situ chemical oxidation ...

  • Building Foundation Monitoring - ASRC NS Facility Phase I - Case Study

    The community of Deadhorse began and still exists today as a hub for oil field services support. The area experiences constant expansion and improvement, and in this instance required a general duty shop built by ASRC, located close to the Deadhorse airport and across from the recently built Aurora hotel. Specifically, this new facility will provide light and heavy duty shops, offices and wash ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Environmental regulation found to boost business performance

    Well-designed environmental regulation can enhance business competitiveness and job creation, according to a report by the Aldersgate Group. It also shows that businesses can also benefit from increased investment in innovation and skills, ...

  • doseBadge builds up a head of steam in York - Case study

    You might expect to see some level of noise measurement in the world-famous National Railway Museum but you’d probably guess that would be front of house, where the locomotives take centre stage. That’s only part of the story though! Anna Kavanagh is the Group Health & Safety Advisor for the Science Museum Group and responsible for both the London Science Museum and National ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • ReStore – Recycling building materials and cardboard too! - Case Study

    Each year, ReStore in New Brighton, Minnesota keeps at least 690 tons of Twin Cities building materials from entering the landfill! With amazing recycling results under their belt, Restore is always aiming at doing more to help the Earth. They are building a new ReStore in South Minneapolis, scheduled to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • ATEX: Blower Technology And Explosion Protection

    Aerzen Combines Effective Reactions With Preventive Measures As specialist in blower and compressor technology for conveying air and gaseous media, the AERZEN Ex-protection within different ATEX-zones is a part of day-to-day business. Combustible dust, spatial distribution, oxygen share, ignition source and the closed reservoir are components of a dust explosion and ...

  • Building Box Culverts with Articulated Cable Concrete Block Systems

    When you need to manage the flow of water in an area with streams, heavy rainfall or otherwise consistently wet conditions, the box culvert stands the test of time. Box culverts have been around for many years for a good reason: they can be excellent tools for directing and controlling water so it doesn’t cause erosion and interfere with roads, trails or other manmade structures that need ...

  • How to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment This Earth Day

    This Saturday, April 22, 2017, marks the 47th annual Earth Day. Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned that environmental issues were not being addressed. He created the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, as an educational “teach-in,” with celebrations taking place at ...

  • Building demonstrates benefits of net-zero water reuse

    A unique research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of net-zero water use buildings is underway at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The decentralized water system at CSL treats all nonpotable water on-site. The university is documenting the benefits and costs of the novel water-reuse system, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban

    Quantitative and qualitative analysis conducted in Massachusetts indicates growth in employment and revenues after implementation of the commercial organics waste ban. Reducing disposal of food materials, and driving food to higher and better uses, are increasingly top priorities all across America and internationally. Wasting food wastes resources that could be put to a much better use, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Top five reasons why monitoring the CO2 concentration is a great idea

    CO2 has been a very hot topic for a few years now mainly due to its relation to climate change and also government policy. Leaving this aside, controlling and monitoring indoor levels of carbon dioxide inside building is important for everyone to consider for safety, health and even energy efficiency. Here are 5 reasons why you should by all means measure the CO2 levels in your space. ...

  • What is the best way to light up a building with colors?

    Need to light up a building with vibrant, energetic colors? Technological advancements in large image projection, industrial lighting and colored filters can be used to support elaborate lighting displays on buildings. Read on to learn about three effective methods for lighting up a building with colors. Best Method: Commercial Projector For a ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Healthy Habits - Improving Wellbeing on a Work Schedule

    As we firmly embrace 2017 crashing into these strange new numbers head on, many of us will be facing the harsh reality of our New Year resolutions; perhaps – just perhaps – in many cases feeling like we’ve promised just a little more than we can deliver. Taking an educated guess, it’s safe to assume many people’s plans will consist of some effort to get back into ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What the Build America Bureau Means for Geosynthetics

    The Geosynthetic Materials Association anticipates higher demand for geosynthetics on the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST act, and the recent addition of the Build America Bureau. The new group was created to support the $305 billion FAST Act, which provides long-term funding for U.S. infrastructure planning and ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • SAVORTEX Makes Finalist – Building Technology Of The Year 2016 - Case Study

    SAVORTEX smart hand dryers makes finalist for BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2016 The innovation and green credentials of SAVORTEX’s transformational technology has been recognised with its shortlisting for the 2016 Building Technology of the Year BusinessGreen Technology Awards. The winner of this prestigious award will be revealed at the IET London in Savoy Place on Friday ...


    By SAVORTEX Ltd

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • A culture of improvement: Defining the role of scale and sustainability in building big projects

    In this interview with McKinsey’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman discusses a wide range of issues, including dealing with environmental issues, the Olympics, attracting female talent, and the impact of Brexit. In this interview with McKinsey & Company’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO  ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Stream Restoration | Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Blacklick Creek – Reynoldsburg, Ohio Through stream restoration and bank stabilization, as the Environmental General Contractor, we were able to repair a dangerous situation facing an apartment complex in Central Ohio. The adjacent Blacklick Creek had eroded the bank to the point that a 40 foot cliff endangered both people and property. We cleared the area, relocated ...

  • Enhanced Vapor Intrusion Mitigation via Horizontal Remediation Wells

    Vapor Intrusion (VI) is a potential concern at any building - existing or planned, located near soil or groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Conventional installation technologies (vertical wells) can fall short, especially when large structures such as factories, hangars, and offices buildings are involved because they typically involve expensive and lengthy ...

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