EHS for Buildings News

  • Compulsive Hoarders in Puerto Rico Learn How the Condition Can Impact their Air Quality

    It is estimated that there are between 70,000 and 180,000 people living in Puerto Rico that are compulsive hoarders. These individuals display a pattern of behavior where the excessive acquisition of items and the inability to discard items can result in a person’s home being overrun with things.   Many compulsive hoarders keep the condition of their home a secret from ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Recognizing National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico

    The month of June is recognized as National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States. The designation is acknowledged by such government agencies as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s theme for this year’s National Healthy Homes Month is Everyone Deserves a Safe ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Schneider Electric and Accenture Build a Digital Services Factory to Speed Development of Industrial IoT Solutions and Services

    Schneider Electric and Accenture have completed the development of the Schneider Electric Digital Services Factory, a virtual' factory that enables Schneider Electric to rapidly build and scale new offerings in areas such as predictive maintenance, asset monitoring and energy optimization. Staffed with professionals from Schneider Electric and Accenture, the Digital Factory gathers data from the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tidy Planet Winners In Cummins Environmental Gateway

    Heat capturing equipment, food composting and algae tiles have been named amongst the innovations that could deliver costs savings of more than £640,000 while reducing key climate impacts for engine manufacturers Cummins. Figures released by Cummins suggest that the innovations have the potential to deliver the aforementioned cost savings alongside a two million kilowatt-hour reduction in ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify Indoor Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, 5.9% of residents in New York had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a health care professional.  That year, the percentage equated to over 1.15 million residents of the state being afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Environmental challenges continue to ignite innovation and motivation

    Clean power developments are well underway in South Africa, with a prominent focus in the news this week.   Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), announced on Monday the commissioning of the Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces respectively.   ...

  • Harsco’s Patterson-Kelley division offers new downloadable App for Remote Boiler Monitoring

    Harsco Corporation’s Patterson-Kelley division announced today an all-new capability for remote indoor boiler monitoring that can be downloaded directly to an iPhone, Android or desktop device. Called the NURO Connect, the new software application – developed exclusively by Patterson-Kelley and being introduced to customers free of charge starting this week – provides building ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Impact of the Trump Administration on the U.S. Cartridge Markets

    The market for cartridges in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected. In the weeks since the election, the stock markets are up and corporations are more optimistic about the near-term business outlook. The longer-term outlook is less certain as is the impact on world markets. The impact on the U.S. power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New Handheld Formaldehyde Monitor

    NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor  The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality ...

  • Harnessing Communications Technologies and IoT Applications for the Smart City

    The speed of technology change has not yet provided solutions to the growing nexus of interconnected urban problems - among them housing availability; natural resource depletion and ecosystem stress; inadequate education and health care; and racial and ethnic inequalities. Successfully harnessing technologies to meet these challenges is a key priority, and challenge, for realizing the Smart City ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How collaborative funding builds new economic opportunities in Detroit

    The city of Detroit, Michigan, is interested in converting unused open space into a haven for residents, with new recreation opportunities, urban farms, sustainable stormwater infrastructure and natural reserves. CH2M Senior Economist and Planner Mike Matichich and Water Resources Engineer Mark Mittag elaborate on how collaborative funding can lead to economic opportunities. Open ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Innovations from Plymovent at Metalex

    At the Metalex in Bangkok Plymovent will show a wide range of professional products varying from mobile units, wall mounted units, extraction arms and fans. People can experience the added value of a cleaner and healthier working environment available by visiting the Plymovent booth. GoLine At the Metalex Plymovent will introduce the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Eco Expo Asia & Building and Hardware Fair To Spotlight

    Eco Expo Asia to present international green industry leaders Eco Expo Asia is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. The expo is expected to welcome more than 320 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. Among the 12 ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Visit Brüel & Kjær at London Build Expo conference

    Visitors to this year’s London Build Expo will be able to see Brüel & Kjær’s innovative construction noise and vibration monitoring solutions in action. During the show, taking place 26th and 27th October at London’s Olympia, delegates can meet Brüel & Kjær’s experts, at stand E63 in the West hall, to learn how to efficiently and ...

  • WaterSignal Installs Monitoring System on Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta

    In the midst of extreme drought and rising water rates, WaterSignal – a water conservation technology company – announces the installation of nine systems on Bank of America Plaza, a 55-story high rise building in Atlanta, GA. Towering at an impressive 1,023 ft., Bank of America Plaza is the 10th tallest building in the United States and the tallest building in Georgia. ...


    By WaterSignal

  • New York building owners use Raphael to stay in compliance

    Recent outbreaks and the prevalence of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers has led the New York State (NYS) Department of Health to enact emergency regulations for all cooling tower owners statewide. These new regulations have established critical deadlines and guidance to protect the public from further exposure to the bacteria. If you own or operate a cooling tower in New York City, ...


    By Sper Scientific

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