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Four Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: March 29, 2017 | By Mike Booth

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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A Rose by Any Other Name?

Posted on: March 1, 2017 | By Mike Booth

Billionaire philanthropist and tech pioneer Bill Gates recently visited Geneva, Switzerland on a mission: to find the worst smell he could inhale and still remain standing. Sounds like a more of a wacky fraternity stunt than a fact-finding mission from one of the richest men in the world, but there was method to his madness. […]

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Is There a Doctor in the Facility?

Posted on: February 22, 2017 | By Mike Booth

Recently, a researcher affiliated with Harvard said facility managers do more as “healthcare workers” for a workforce than physicians. The thinking: people spend the majority of their day in workplaces, and facility managers can influence that environment. Joseph Allen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Exposure Assessment Science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the […]

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How’s the Air in There?

Posted on: February 8, 2017 | By Mike Booth

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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Jean Steckle Childcare Centre Comes up Fresh

Posted on: December 21, 2016 | By Mike Booth

THE PROBLEM Diapers. Lots and lots of diapers. Because the Jean Steckle Childcare Centre in Kitchener, Ontario caters to infants and toddlers, staff at the YWCA center were either changing diapers, disposing of them, or checking the children to see if a change was needed. And a change was needed. That’s because diaper stations were […]

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