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  • Sick Building Syndrome

    SCHUYLER FALLS, NY—July 31, 2007— James P. Hewitt with the publication of Sick Building Syndrome, educates the public how indoor air quality, noise pollution, lighting, and cleaning chemicals can harm their overall health and well being. Mr. Hewitt with the publication of Sick Building Syndrome educates the reader about a health niche that is poorly understood by the public at large. One ...


  • Environmental solution for Sick Building Syndrome

    Green Earth Nano Science, Inc., nanotechnology solutions provider and global distributor of advanced photocatalyst* coatings, recently introduced its new solution for bio-contamination problems in our daily lives, in offices, homes and cars. Poor indoor air quality and bacteria contamination can have a profound effect on our health, moods, productivity and enjoyment of our home or place of ...

  • Sick Building Syndrome 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 sick building syndrome, also referred to as SBS.     As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term sick building syndrome is used to describe situations in which building ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Your Home, School or Place of Business Suffering from Sick Building Syndrome?

    As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be widespread ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sick Building Syndrome Cases in Puerto Rico Solved by Zimmetry Environmental

    As far back as 1984, a World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ). Often this condition is temporary, but some buildings have long-term problems.   Frequently, problems result when a building is operated or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Building Science Experts Resolve Sick Building Syndrome Cases across the Gulf Coast

    As far back as 1984, a World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ).  In some of these buildings, the term sick building syndrome (SBS) has been used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sick Buildings at Home, Work or School Can Lead to Sick People

    Winter is flu season across Northern Hemisphere, but people can also become sick when exposed to an unhealthy indoor environment.  Sick building syndrome, also referred to as SBS, is a term used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Your Office Making You Sick?

    If you're a member of corporate America, chances are you've got access to a state-of-the-art gym, a gourmet cafeteria and an array of wellness services, including health risk assessments, telephone and Web-based consultations, and weight-loss programs. Some companies are taking workplace wellness a step further. Sandia National Laboratories maintains a fleet of bicycles on its 400-acre campus, ...

  • People and planet benefit from `green` buildings

    Buildings that are designed to cut water and energy use and make as little impact on the surrounding environment as possible make life much better for their occupants too. Studies into 69,000 buildings − homes, offices and factories − in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 PTR-MS application showcase - indoor air quality

    Volatile Organic Compouns (VOCs) are chemicals that vaporize at room temperature and many of which are known to be harmful to our health or have a bad smell. Nearly every commercial product we use emits VOCs, some of them on purpose (e.g. air fresheners) but a lot of them unintentionally (e.g. furniture like carpets or paints). Learn more about  ...

  • New e-course from CCOHS an introduction to workplace indoor air quality

    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an e-course about the importance of Indoor Air Quality in offices and other non-industrial workplaces, such as schools, public buildings and shopping malls. The quality of air people that breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity. Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction covers the factors that affect ...

  • Air Quality Measurement

    SST Sensing will be presenting our newly launched AQ Alert+ products at the Building Controls Show www.buildingcontrolsshow.co.uk The AQ Alert+ is a product designed to measure the air quality within a building environment. It measures the quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere and has options to measure temperature, humidity and other gasses on request. ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Real-time monitoring of multiple Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters.

    The PPMonitor Stand Alone System (SAS) system is an integrated multi-parameter monitor of indoor air quality (IAQ). It has been developed to allow flexibility and freedom in monitoring IAQ levels, and to ensure that monitoring is thoroughly accurate, applicable and cost effective for every individual situation. In recognition of the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Create a Direct Economic Impact on Society

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 can identify indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that create dangerous health conditions and result in lost productivity. Quantifying the economic impact of poor indoor air quality is not an easy task to accomplish.  William Fisk, the head of the Indoor Environmental Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UV Air Disinfection to Fight Hospital Superbugs

    A LEADING expert in UV disinfection is calling for calm amidst the storm of publicity that has surrounded recent disease outbreaks at hospitals in the UK; Malcolm Snowball believes that a new range of ultra-violet (UV) air disinfecting units could help stop the spread of airborne superbugs. GB Environmental has developed a range of air disinfection systems that help combat these problems through ...


    By GB Environmental Ltd

  • AIRLOG - Indoor Air Quality Management Reporting Tool and Platform

    A recent survey* of 200 UK businesses revealed that absenteeism and sickness are major issues affecting service delivery and customer satisfaction for 39% of those questioned so anyone with an environmental remit as part of their business operation should take note. With pollution contributing to serious respiratory disorders such as asthma, and more than 30% of EU ...


    By Green Air Monitoring Ltd.

  • AIRLOG - A web based platform for intelligent indoor air quality management

    A recent survey* of 200 UK businesses revealed that absenteeism and sickness are major issues affecting service delivery and customer satisfaction for 39% of those questioned so anyone with an environmental remit as part of their business operation should take note. With pollution contributing to serious respiratory disorders such as asthma, ...


    By Green Air Monitoring Ltd.

  • Energy recovery ventilation systems growing in importance

    Energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are becoming increasingly important in North America in light of the current drive to conserve energy, make buildings “green,”and enhance indoor air quality (IAQ). New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “North American Energy Recovery Ventilation Market,” found that this market earned revenues of $324.6 million in 2006 and it is expected to reach $778.7 ...

  • Researchers Call for More Emphasis on Indoor Pollution Monitoring

    Indoor pollution is killing people at rates significantly higher than outdoor pollution, and the general public has for years been none the wiser new research reveals. According to a recent publication by leading global air filtration specialist Camfil, many people are unaware of the massive number of indoor pollution related deaths that occur annually. According to the World Health Organization, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

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