Winter is coming, as the saying goes. And while generally associated with entertainment and not commercial HVAC, that same saying means business for facility managers. The fast transition from summer to fall brings a sense of urgency when the temps take a dive and the need for heat might be only days away. As […]
The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) at your facility can have a profound impact on employee health. According to the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is routinely 2-5 times worse than the air quality outside. In extreme circumstances, IAQ can be up to 100 times more polluted, and when you combine that fact […]
A Google search of “common cleaners” reveals some often overlooked concerns with cleanliness: “How Toxic Are Your Household Cleaning Supplies?” “8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?” “5 Common Household Cleaners Hazardous to Your Health” Cleaners can be anything but clean. In fact, as the titles suggest, common cleaners […]
Choosing the products for your new restroom can be a real ho-hum kind of event. What do you need? Toilets. Urinals. Sinks. Faucets. Partitions. Hand dryers. Toilet paper dispensers. The list goes on, but all those products are quite straightforward. Nothing flashy or high-tech…. At the same time, due diligence requires you to make […]
The thirst for commercial green cleaning programs continues to build. For some, it’s just good business, emanating from the corporate responsibility sphere — people increasingly expect a certain amount of “greenness” in business because businesses have a much larger impact than one person or one home. Quite simply, business, as usual, needs also to […]
World Asthma Day provides an excellent opportunity to think about the indoor air quality (IAQ) of our built environment. After all, the average person spends 90% of her time indoors! Read the following post to discover six tips recommended by the EPA to address IAQ…. Hint: one of the tips talks about the importance of […]
Results show increased support for green schools, finding that 8 out of 10 Americans support schools that create a healthy environment conducive to learning, while also saving energy, resources and money.