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Don’t Forget IAQ in Cleaning Programs

Posted on: June 12, 2017 | By Mike Booth

These days, facility managers have more responsibilities. More occupant interaction, more belt-tightening decisions—and more opportunities to truly affect change in their facility. This is why the director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, Joseph Allen, Ph.D., stated that a facility manager has more of an impact […]

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Four Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: March 29, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

It seems like every news cycle is dominated by talk of air pollution and poor indoor air quality. There are ways, however, to influence the quality of indoor environments. Here are four quick changes that facility managers can make to improve indoor air quality. 1. Boost ventilation. One simple way of helping alleviate air issues […]

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How’s the Air in There?

Posted on: February 8, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, the focus was on the “Internet of Things:” the interconnectivity of devices with lifestyles and constant feedback via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. So, you now have refrigerators that can alert you when you’re running low on milk, or home security systems that also change lighting to fit your mood. One […]

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You’re Grounded!

Posted on: February 1, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

The Problem When it comes to air pollution, there’s bad, and then there’s Beijing bad. The air quality was so poor in the major Chinese city during the fourth quarter of 2016 that officials took the unusual step of grounding air flights from the Beijing airport. The reason: Pilots couldn’t see the runway on landing […]

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Get the Lead Out!

Gun range air quality can be quite bad, leaving frequent shooters with elevated levels of lead in their blood. Posted on: January 25, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

Gun range air quality problems ? That old adage: “guns don’t kill people, people kill people?” Turns out it was wrong. Guns do kill people, albeit slowly and from an unlikely source. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently conducted a study of air quality in gun ranges, taking blood samples from people who frequently […]

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