building moisture News

  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold in Commercial & Residential Buildings throughout Puerto Rico

    Powerful winds from tropical storms, hurricanes and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Puerto Rico.  High velocity winds from these storms result in millions of dollars of property damage each year across the islands. Wind damage can cause everything from cosmetic or structural damage to a property’s complete destruction.  Even seemingly minor wind damage can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Moisture meters can make all the difference during building investigations

    Moisture meters measure the percentage of water in materials. The technology used in them to locate water damage in buildings has advanced significantly over the last several years. The meters are not only used in building investigations, but also to determine if building materials are dry enough to be used in construction in the first place. Today there are many specialized moisture meters on ...


  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens a Health Threat in Moisture Damaged Buildings

    Water damage in a home, office or school, can result in property damage, structural damage and even create an indoor environment that can be dangerous to people’s health.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow anywhere indoors where there is moisture. The most common indoor molds are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • BTO Awards Small Business Grants for Lighting, Building-Integrated Heat and Moisture Exchange Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) and building-integrated heat and moisture exchange technology: VoltServer, Inc. (Phase II)—Low-Cost, High Efficiency Integration of SSL and Building Controls using a PET Power Distribution System ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New ASTM International Guide: Assessing Unwanted Moisture

    A new ASTM International guide will help evaluate unwanted moisture in commercial buildings. The standard provides two questionnaires that assess elevated moisture and moisture-conducive conditions. The standard has been published as E3026, Guide for Readily Observable Moisture Affected Materials and Conditions Conducive to Elevated Moisture ...


    By ASTM International

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how wind damage can also result in moisture and mold problems in residential and commercial buildings.    “Thunderstorms, microbursts, tornadoes and hurricanes are all ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Moisture and toxic contamination primary health problems in hurricane recovery

    Even though the devastation of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana by hurricanes Ike and Gustav has been pushed out of the national conscience by financial crisis and a hotly contested election, the fact remains that these areas are in dire need of assistance of long term solutions to the lasting effects of wind and water damage. The damage wreaked on these Coastal regions has left millions ...


    By Aquron Corporation

  • Advice for Texas Vacation Property Owners to Prevent Costly Moisture Damage and Mold

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer vacation. Many people with vacation properties in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have now left their second homes for what may be weeks or even months.  Unfortunately, these seaside homes, condominiums, and country ranches can turn into a costly nightmare if water damage occurs while people are away.  Even a small water leak can turn into a ...

  • Tips for Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints in the Workplace Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses mold and moisture in the work environment and tips for managing complaints.     Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace for all of their employees. One area of concern for those who ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Innovative drying technology extracts more energy from high moisture coal

    An innovative coal-drying technology that will extract more energy from high moisture coal at less cost and simultaneously reduce potentially harmful emissions is ready for commercial use after successful testing at a Minnesota electric utility. The DryFining™ technology was developed with funding from the first round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). Great ...

  • Be on the Lookout for Hidden Mold in Homes & Buildings

    Problems due to mold can quickly become a problem in any building that has suffered water damage or has experienced high humidity levels.  People may suspect there is hidden mold in a structure if a building smells moldy, but they cannot see the source, or if they know there has been water damage and people are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Tips for Building a Cleaner Fire this Holiday Season

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out. Whether you’re using a woodstove, pellet stove, or your fireplace, seeing smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t ...

  • FLIR zooms in on building industry with B-series offer

    FLIR Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thermal imaging equipment, has launched a promotion which allows building industry professionals to save up to £4,794 on thermal imaging equipment. The firm has created a number of promotional packages for its B-series range of thermal imaging cameras. Offering professional users a complete thermal imaging solution, the ...

  • Building Science Expert Discusses Optimizing Infrared Cameras

    In the July issue of Indoor Environment Connections, an article about infrared cameras (IR) is garnering a lot of attention.  “How I Use My IR Camera: Field Cases for Thermography” details the experiences of Ed Chambers, CIEC, CBST.  Mr. Chambers is the owner of EC2, Inc. which is based in the Chicago area.   According to the article, authored by Mr. Chambers, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • WPL Webinar to Examine the Hidden Risks of Green Building

    WPL Publishing has scheduled a webinar to warn the major parties to construction contracts about the hidden risks of green building. Webinar attendees will gain a better understanding of new risks that construction professionals face as they go green and how they can write contracts with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in mind to both minimize their risks and ...


    By PRWeb

  • Building on reliability and accuracy – the new BIOGAS 3000

    Geotech’s new fixed gas analysis system, the BIOGAS 3000, primarily for the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) biogas and bio-methane upgrading market has been designed to enable site operations to maximise gas production yield and protect expensive capital equipment from the damaging contaminant gases contained within the production process. Key to this is building on Geotech’s reputation for ...


    By Geotech

  • ReportsnReports - The U.S. Market for Green Building Materials

    The U.S. Market for Green Building Materials  THIS REPORT: The definition of green building materials and the criteria these materials must meet in order to be called green Global trends in the market, including data for 2008, estimates for 2009, and a ...


  • Building America Update – August 8, 2014

    Top Innovation Spotlight: Quality Management System Guidelines Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • BioLargo Builds Its Business With New Products and Distributors

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced the development of recent commercial opportunities and that its work to solve the contaminated water issues associated with the Canadian Oil Sands, as a ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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