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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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.

  • Formaldehyde Video Becomes an Environmental & Indoor Air Quality Hit

    Last week a video produced by the IAQ Video Network to educate families about formaldehyde and the dangers it can pose to families in their homes witnessed a huge boost in viewers.  The video, which was released 10 months ago, was viewed by close to 5,000 people last week alone. Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Leading Provider of Environmental Insurance Programs Featured in Healthy Indoors Magazine

    Healthy Indoorsmagazine is one of the leading publications dedicated to providing information about indoor environments. The digital publication made its debut this past summer and has quickly become a trusted source of information for indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants and contractors.   In the December issue, one of the select companies featured is MBM Insurance Resource Center.  ...

  • Commercial Property Damage Claims & Common Indoor Environmental Issues in Texas

    Each year, billions of dollars are paid to settle insured commercial property damage claims. Many of these claims are due to water damage, fire damage, and wind and storm damage. While damage from any one of these events is often quite visible, they can also create potential indoor environmental hazards that many business owners and property managers may not immediately recognize.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hailstorms, Property Damage and Potential 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 hailstorms and the billion dollars worth of property and crop damage that occurs each year in the United States.   “Following a hailstorm, property owners should check for signs of damage,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • E-Cigarettes and 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 how the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) could be causing concerns indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns.   In addition to nicotine, other substances may be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Endocrine Disruptors in Homes and Buildings

    In recent years, the people of Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have become more aware of potential harm from exposure to various chemical compounds in their homes, schools and work environments.   One group of chemicals that has received increasing attention are known as endocrine disruptors and people can be exposed to them in many ways.   The ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Beach Home Maintenance and Indoor Environmental Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses beach home preventive maintenance and indoor environmental quality.    “Having a full time or vacation home on the coast is a dream come true for many people,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments

    Students and teachers across Puerto Rico are getting ready to start the new school year.  In many school districts, the summer months have been spent performing repairs, renovations and preventive maintenance activities.   These activities can either improve the indoor environmental quality or make matters worse if they have not been performed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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