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  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Foreclosed Properties and Indoor Environmental Risks

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses foreclosed properties and potential indoor environmental hazards.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Quality and LEED Cerification

    As the awareness of the need for green commercial and residential construction has grown, so has the necessity for a certification system that rates how well a structure is built or remodeled. For this reason, the US Green Building Council developed the LEED certification system that measures the level of green building practices that have been implemented in the construction process. LEED stands ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Winter Season Creates Indoor Environmental Concerns for Many

    During January and February, many parts of the country experience their coldest temperatures of the year.  Even in places many think of as hot deserts, such as Phoenix and Palm Springs, temperatures can reach freezing temperatures at night.   Cold weather results in people using furnaces and sealing up their homes, offices and schools to keep out drafts.  During the winter, and in ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Indoor Environmental Health Concerns Following Water Damage

    So far in 2013, there have been numerous destructive flooding events across the United States.   With the hurricane season here, even more areas will likely have to deal with flooded homes, schools and businesses as the season progresses.   Moisture and water can enter a building and begin causing problems in many ways. Local flooding is an obvious concern, but leaking roofs ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The Importance of Visual Assessments during Indoor Environmental Projects

    In the November issue of Indoor Environment Connections, an article about the importance of visual inspections during indoor environmental projects has caught the eye of many in the industry.  “What Glasses Do You Wear?” details the experiences of renowned building sciences expert Ed Chambers, President of EC2, Inc.  EC2, based in the Chicago area, provides indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OEM Gas Sensors Boost Indoor Environmental Quality

    Gascard® NG OEM infrared gas sensors from Edinburgh Sensors are ideally suited for applications involving the control of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in commercial, institutional and laboratory buildings. Accurate control of critical indoor environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels are not only essential for the well-being and comfort of building ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Indoor environmental quality of LEED-certified buildings evaluated

    Staff in buildings that have been certified as „green. under the LEED scheme are just as satisfied with their indoor working environment as people working in non-LEED buildings, according to research on commercial buildings. The study suggests that investment in the thermal and acoustic aspects of buildings, however, would further improve occupant satisfaction. LEED1 (Leadership in Energy ...

  • Environmental Insurance a Hot Topic at the Indoor Air Expo

    On March 5th, thousands of indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals and air conditioning contractors from across the globe will converge in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2012 Indoor Air Expo.    For the fourth year in a row, the exposition halls will be shared with members of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) who are celebrating their 44th annual meeting ...


    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

  • Indoor Environmental Professionals Battle Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Recently, researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California in San Francisco announced a possible link between some strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and airway inflammation.  The research, conducted on laboratory mice, found the bacteria can cause white blood cells to produce large amounts of histamine.  This elevated histamine level results in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Avoiding Indoor Environmental Hazards Following a Tornado

    To date, there have been almost 500 reported tornadoes in the United States, making 2012 an unusually destructive year and it’s only the month of April.  On average, tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.  Some years, such as 2012, see much higher numbers.    An average year results in over $1 billion dollars in property damage due to ...

  • Indoor Air Testing

    Hygieneering, Inc. provided post construction (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality testing for an international construction management company prior to the new owner occupancy. This (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality testing will assist this new property with LEED Green Building certification. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project management, ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • 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

  • Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Allergen & Asthma Triggers Caused by Common Pest

    The mild climate in Puerto Rico and dense population in many of the islands' towns and cities makes the region an ideal environment for cockroaches to flourish. These insects are one of mankind's most commonly found pests. Thousands of species of cockroaches can be found worldwide, but just a handful of the species make up the vast majority of the pests found in homes and buildings ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and a reminder that approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from the disease.  In Texas alone, more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with asthma.    The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 1 in every 11 children has asthma and it causes 3 in 5 people living with the disease ...

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Caused by Lightning Strikes in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s tropical climate means year-round warm weather and the frequent possibility of lightning storms for residents of the islands. As lightning passes through the air it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun according to the National Weather Service.  As lightening makes contact with the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Property Damage Claims & Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses indoor environmental concerns that may be associated with some types of property damage insurance claims.   “Some of the most common homeowners insurance claims revolve around ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Consultants Celebrates 15 Years of Service in Texas and the Gulf Coast

    In 2001, a group of the leading building science, indoor air quality, environmental, and microbiology professionals officially opened the doors at Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. (IEC). The environmental consulting firm quickly made a name for themselves in their home state of Texas and across the Gulf Coast.   Today, IEC is the area’s premier ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Earthquakes and Indoor Environmental Hazards Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Many earthquakes strike without warning and they can occur almost anywhere in the country.  Once an earthquake has struck, people need to be aware of aftershocks and numerous hazards before they reenter their homes and places of business.    “Later when it is deemed safe to return to properties many people may discover a wide range of indoor environmental hazards,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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