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  • 2014 Healthy Building Professional Summit

    Sponsored by IAQ Training Institute, LLC of Central City, PA The 2014 Healthy Building Professional Summit will be held August 18-22, 2014 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA. The weeklong event includes fundamental, intermediate and advanced level education on residential and commercial indoor air quality (healthy building) ...


    By IAQ Radio

  • Markes presents at Healthy Buildings, 2012

    Thursday 28 June 2012 11:25 AM As in previous years, Markes will be giving several presentations at the 10th Healthy Buildings conference, to be held in at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia (8–12 July, 2012). Oral Presentations Chemical release from products and materials: Innovations to simplify chemical emission testing for industry – Dr Caroline ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Building Sciences Expert Helps Identify Healthy Homes

    In today’s challenging real estate market, more home buyers and builders are discovering the advantages of green homes.  These green features may provide increased energy efficiency, healthier indoor air quality (IAQ) and cause less of an impact on the environment.  These features help to attract buyers and move homes when in some areas traditional homes are lagging on the ...

  • Healthy Buildings Inc. looking for qualified buyer

    Healthy Buildings Inc. the best known IAQ investigation firm in the Pacific Northwest is for sale. HB has investigated over 4,000 buildings over the past 20 years. They are on the preferred provider list with the City of Seattle, the Seattle School District, Planned Parenthood and others, as well as tested several large State office buildings, opera houses, etc. They also do LEED IAQ plans ...


  • A healthy urban habitat

    Half the world's population live in cities. By 2050, the total number of urban dwellers is expected to nearly double, rising from 3.3 billion to 6.4 billion1. How do we accommodate urbanisation while ensuring good quality of life and health? How do we minimise environmental damage but still develop our cities? This thematic issue provides a window into the research evidence that can help us ...

  • A layer of cool, healthy air

    Stratum ventilation systems have been touted as a much more energy efficient system for cooling buildings such as school rooms and offices in hotter climes based on the provisions of the recent ANSI/ASHRAE 55-2010. They may also reduce the risk of the spread of airborne diseases according to a study to be published early next year in the journal World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ASID foundation names healthy building network winner of $100,000 research grant

    The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation (ASID Foundation) has awarded $100,000 to the Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the Healthy Building Network (HBN). The Foundation received proposals from more than 60 interior designers, scientists and educators for projects focusing on how interior design improves human behavior. A central element of the partnership ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Texas IAQ Experts Provide Healthy Environments for Building Occupants

    Since 2001, people across Texas and the Gulf Coast with indoor environmental quality issues or concerns have had access to one of the nation’s leading consulting firms.  Indoor Environmental Consultants, specializing in identifying and resolving indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) problems, have helped thousands of people in schools, commercial and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Spring Maintenance Tips for a Healthy Indoor Environmental in Buildings across Puerto Rico

    One week into the spring season and people across Puerto Rico have been busy with spring cleaning and other activities in their homes and businesses. Spring is also a good time to check the overall condition of a property and perform some preventive maintenance tasks to help ensure a property is in good condition to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable place for the months ahead. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Why green cleaning makes for healthy employees and a healthy business

    The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.  With today’s modern, energy efficient office buildings, the sealed air inside can contain 10 times more pollution than the air outside due to toxic emissions from building constituents, airborne mold, viruses, and other pollutants.  Improved indoor air quality can directly ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New York’s Building Science Professionals at VOETS Provide a Healthy Indoor Environment for Building Occupants

    Residents of New York City and the tri-state area now have access to the veteran building science, indoor air quality (IAQ), and industrial hygiene experts from Verification, Operations, and Environmental Testing Services.  VOETS, LLC specializes in identifying and resolving indoor environmental issues while adhering to their mission of providing uncompromising quality in all of their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Awards Grant in Connecticut to Support Healthy Schools

    Connecticut will receive nearly $144,000 in a capacity building grant to help implement comprehensive K-12 school environmental health programs using EPA’s new “Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program.” The grant program, announced in conjunction with Children's Health Month, means that Connecticut is one of only ...

  • European Commission promotes cycling as healthy way to travel

    The European Commission is promoting cycling as a healthy and safe way to travel in cities at the 15th Velo-City conference, organised by the Brussels Region and which opened today in the presence of Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for transport. The world's largest conference related to cycling takes place in Brussels, at Tour & Taxis until Friday 15 May and brings together one ...

  • EU report advocates action for healthy indoor air

    A report prepared for the Directorate General for Health and Consumers as part of the EU health programme advocates further EU action and policy relating to Indoor Air Quality. The main focus of the IAIAQ report was assessing the public health impacts of some current European IAQ policies, and to predict the potential impacts of some alternative and future IAQ policy scenarios. IAIQ made ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Jamba juice launches `sip to support 10% give back program as part of Jamba`s Commitment to Building Healthy Communities

    Sign Up Today -- It's Easy, Fun and a Healthy Way to Feel Good about Giving Back At Jamba Juice, nothing feels quite as good as helping out the community. That's why the Company announced today it is making support for schools and community organizations easy, fun and healthy by launching Sip to Support – a 10% give back swipe card fundraising program – as part of Jamba's ...

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Vapor Intrusion Issues for Healthy Indoor Environments

    Many people are aware of hazards to the air they breathe indoors due to such pollutants as mold, asbestos and radon.  Far fewer are familiar with potential risks due to a process known as vapor intrusion.    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Healthy Indoors Magazine Features Zimmetry Environmental

    Last week, the December issue ofHealthy Indoorsmagazine was released.  The issue was filled with informative articles geared towards indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental professionals as well as those in the general people who are concerned about the quality of the indoor environments in their homes, schools and places of business.   The digital publication, launched last summer, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AIA Dallas, CSI and USGBC North Texas Present Sustainable Showcase 2013 Featuring the Latest in Healthy Building Materials

    AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE), USGBC North Texas, and the CSI Dallas Chapter will jointly host a showcase of the latest green building products and technologies for commercial and residential use. North Texas Sustainable Showcase 2013 will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at The Dallas Arboretum. In its 6th year, the North Texas Sustainable Showcase will dedicate a full day to ...


    By PRWeb

  • The heat is on to ensure warmer, healthy homes for everyone

    Local Authorities on the front line of tackling cold homes can now apply for their share of a £25 million Central Heating Fund, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has announced. The money is expected to help up to 8,000 fuel poor homes living off the gas grid stay warmer for less through the installation of complete first-time central heating systems. New details have also ...

  • UK ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children

    The Health Protection Agency has published a consultation document on ways to improve the environment and health of children and young people in the UK. The consultation document on Children's Environment and Health Strategy for the United Kingdom is being published on behalf of a UK intergovernmental group and the Agency seeks feedback from interested parties. The main findings of the report are ...


    By Health Protection Agency

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