EHS for Buildings Articles

  • Customer Testimonial: BE&K Building Group for US Pharmaceutical Install

    At Catalytic Products International (CPI), each project we work with is different. Regardless of the differences, we use our experience and expertise to work with all our end users and their engineering / construction / environmental partners to ensure they are addressing their air pollution control needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We want to share those stories through ...

  • Case study - Building energy generation & usage

    A Scottish council looking to make financial savings due to recent budget cuts needed to make decisions on whether renewable energy could improve the efficiency of their existing buildings. They wanted a time saving system that would allow them to get instant live data whenever they needed it and which would store the data in an easy to read format so that they didn’t have to spend ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • What to consider when selecting lighting connection and control products for schools & universities - Case Study

    The Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme is well underway and by the end of 2021 a total of 537 schools will have been rebuilt or refurbished. When designing the lighting scheme for a new or refurbed school, there are many things to consider including time constraints, regulations, energy-efficiency and special client requirements. The development of new ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • 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

  • How To Put Your Building on a Water Diet in 2017

    As you prepare for the new year, why not commit your building to the same resolution as millions of American men and women: a diet! Every year, millions of gallons of water, one of our most precious resources, is wasted through undetected leaks, over irrigation and faulty equipment. Since most building managers and owners only check usage when the bill comes, your water usage is likely to ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • 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.

  • Build up a database to determine the management of drinking water in the Province of Cartago, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, the majority of people have drinking water in their homes, but because of climate change along with the increase of population and non-existent planning programs, the distribution of this resource could be affected. To ensure sustainability of drinking water, information on demand and supply is required. Unfortunately, the information is outdated and there is no single unified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • 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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