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  • Nobody Is Going To Follow Your Brand On Social Media (And Here’s Why That’s Okay)

    CREDIT: Getty Images The first step is understanding your goals as a business. By Nicolas Cole  – Contributor, Inc.com  @Nicolascole77 CREDIT: Getty Images Nobody is going to follow you on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Pinterest. Or Twitter. Do you know why? Most people […]

  • Is Household And Office Mold Affecting Your Skin?

    All of our lives, every day, we have been exposed to mold. A mold-free environment is just about impossible to achieve, even on that shining metal surface in your kitchen. The impact of household mold on common skin conditions Molds […]

  • New controls over dust from construction sites

    Construction projects must now prevent the spread of piled materials onto nearby properties and keep the ground moist to control dust and dirt. Ronald Reyes/The Tico Times Costa Rica’s Health Ministry approved a new regulation requiring construction companies and contractors to reduce the […]

  • Control Measures Critical for 3D Printers – NIOSH Research Rounds

    An industrious college student recently made the news for straightening his own teeth with braces that he made on his school’s three-dimensional (3D) printer. From braces, hearing aids, and prosthetics, to military equipment, the list of products that 3D printers […]

  • Renewable Jet Fuel Could be Growing on Australia’s Iconic Gum Trees

    Australia’s economy may have ridden on the sheep’s back but the colonies’ first export was actually Eucalyptus oil. From a small batch of oil distilled from Sydney peppermint gum sent to England by First Fleet Surgeon-General John White, an industry […]

  • Are CFL Lights Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

    By E2 Energy Advisors Dallas, TX. Febr. 2, 2016- Recently GE announced that they will no longer be manufacturing or selling compact fluorescent bulbs. These previously popular bulbs which were once all the rage and featured on Oprah are now being […]

  • World’s largest air purifier takes on China’s smog

    by Sophie Morlin-Yron @CNNTech July 1, 2016: 6:57 AM ET When artist Daan Roosegaarde visited Beijing in 2014, he was inspired by what he didn’t see. From his hotel room on the 32nd floor, his view of the sprawling Chinese […]

  • HUD LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHY HOMES APP

    Mobile app intended to show consumers the basics of a healthy home WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today unveiled a new mobile app to help educate the public about hidden home hazards that can impact […]

  • Landlord: so-called mold expert “nightmare” tenant

    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/154695282-story By: Randy Travis Posted:Jun 06 2016 08:05PM EDT Updated:Jun 06 2016 11:14PM EDT Gainesville, Ga. – She thought she’d have no trouble one day selling her 10,000 square foot home in a gated community, complete with a beautiful view […]

  • Why the Historic Deal to Expand US Chemical Regulation Matters

    BY Moms Clean Air Force on June 9, 2016 This excerpt was written by Jeff Tollefsen for Nature: Nature takes a look at the implications of the historic deal, which will give the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) new power to ensure that […]

INDUSTRY NEWS
  • What are the risks of legionella in care homes?

    Posted by James Reed on 18-Jul-2016 13:32:06 You don’t have to look far on the internet to find information on the importance of legionella control in care homes. It features prominently in the HSE’s HSG220 document, in guidance from the […]

  • 3 Reasons Inspections Can Avoid A Plumbing Nightmare

    by Holly Neuhaus The use of video inspections to investigate pipe systems of various kinds has been around for a number of years and you may be asking yourself, why are pipe inspections important? You may be thinking this is another […]

  • ASES Announces the 2016 National Solar Tour

    The Solar Home Tour is a great opportunity to see and learn how solar homes work. The National Solar Tour is a movement of local solar tours across the nation every October. The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots […]

  • Emory Center debuts online resources for Legionella

    Today our new website for the Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research (CPHPR) went live (http://cphpr.emory.edu/), and on this website, you will find links to materials and videos from our legionellosis workshop: “From Watersheds to Showerheads.” I encourage you all to […]

  • NY Legionella Regulations Require Inspection & Testing

    Published August 3, 2016 New regulations intended to protect against Legionella in cooling towers and healthcare facilities in New York State are now in effect. The regulations require that New York cooling towers be registered, inspected, and tested for Legionella, […]

  • Terminix Offers $87M Settlement

    By The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Aug 1, 2016, 10:49 AM ET The parent company of pest-control giant Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Delaware family injured by exposure to a banned pesticide […]

  • The July-Aug Issue of Healthy Indoors Magazine is Here

    Our July/August 2016 issue of Healthy Indoors Magazine is loaded with indoor environmental content from Healthcare IAQ issues to managing indoor dust and unnecessary chemical exposures. We can’t help you beat the heat, but we’ve got you covered with timely […]

  • New water quality standards allowing higher levels of carcinogens approved

    Phil Buck, WTSP 5:49 PM. EST July 26, 2016 TAMPA, Fla. (WTSP) – The Florida Environmental Regulatory Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve new water quality standards, some of which allow for increased levels of cancer-causing chemicals in the state’s […]

  • Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of asbestos hazards and the need to protect all people from exposure risks Lansing, MI – WEBWIRE – Thursday, July 21, 2016  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

  • Multiple failures by company testing for legionella bacteria

    by KIRSTY LAWRENCE Dean Sturzaker contracted Legionella bacteria from Fonterra WorkSafe says a testing company failed in its duty as an employer after 13 people contracted legionnaires’ disease or pontiac fever at the Fonterra Pahiatua site. One self-employed contractor from […]

PRODUCT NEWS
  • How Tesla’s batteries can change the solar power game

    Bring me sunshine J. EMILIO FLORES/The New York Ti / eye vine Technology news  10 August 2016 By Hal Hodson THE dream of a solar-powered society has tantalised us for decades. But the costs involved in piping the sun’s energy into the […]

  • Tweaking Plans for a Minisplit System

    With heating and cooling load calculations in hand, a homeowner tries to fine-tune specs for a minisplit system Posted on Aug 15 2016 by Scott Gibson An HVAC contractor is recommending a combination of ductless minisplits, like this one, and […]

  • Why We Should Care… The SteraMist Challenge

    Published on August 2, 2016 Written by: Dr. Helene Paxton, MS, MT(ASCP), PhD, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Bio Guidance, LLC. A recent article suggest that the golden age of antibiotics is ending due to increase patterns of resistance seen in common […]

  • E Instruments is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this Year

    E Instruments is proud to announce it is celebrating its’ 15th Anniversary this year.  In recognition of achieving this milestone we have put together a timeline of some of our achievements. Please take a moment to take a look at […]

  • Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Wood

    Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 5, 2016 A little over one year ago, the CBS news program 60 Minutes reported that a major flooring retailer was selling a Chinese-produced laminate wood flooring product that released elevated levels of formaldehyde. 60 Minutes tested […]

  • Duct Leakage: Aeroseal Provides an IAQ Breakthrough

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 2 out of 3 indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system – both the heating and air conditioning side of the equation as well as the more obvious component involving ventilation. […]

  • GrayWolf AdvancedSense® BE Portable Air Quality Meter

    GrayWolf Sensing Solutions of Shelton, CT, USA, introduces the new AdvancedSense BE, a rugged, simple-to-use, multi-parameter environmental meter. This purpose-built instrument is suited for both walk-thru surveys and for trend-logging over hours/days/weeks/months. Use it for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Industrial […]

  • Zehnder Announces the New ComfoAir 70 ERV Unit

    Homes are being more tightly built than ever to prevent air leakage and promote energy efficiency. High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health. The new […]

  • Particles Plus Launches 5301-AQM Air Quality Monitor

    Stoughton MA – April 18, 2016 – Particles Plus announced the launch of their new 5301-AQM and 5302-AQM Air Quality Monitors. Their small size and wall mount design lends to fixed installations for high accuracy air quality investigations. The instruments […]

ASSOCIATION WATCH
  • Home Performance Coalition -Staying in Lockstep with the Real Estate Industry

    For the last several years, consumer interest in energy efficiency as a valued feature of residential properties has been growing. In response, several states, including Vermont, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Colorado have been working with realtors and appraisers to make information […]

  • NADCA’s 2016 Fall Tech Conference, Sept. 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte NC

    This year’s Fall Technical Conference is designed to help your company become the best it can be, by offering training and certification for all levels of HVAC inspection, cleaning and restoration technicians. The conference covers not only HVAC system cleaning, […]

  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Announces Call for Speakers

    Got Something to Say? Submit your presentation for the 2017 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference, May 2-3, 2017 in Portland, ME, hosted by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council. Building Science • Engineering • High Performance Buildings • […]

  • Vancouver BC Becomes Newest IAQA Organization Chapter Group

    ATLANTA – “A great team expecting great things” sums up the enthusiastic attitude of the newly chartered Vancouver Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). Vancouver and Los Angeles are the two newest chapters for IAQA, which now has […]

  • Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) Second Pilot Certification Now Available

    July 6, 2016, Malta, NY – In the beginning of April, BPI launched the first form of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential pilot exam at the ACI National Home Performance Conference in Austin, TX. This first form has been completed in the […]

  • Home Performance Coalition Awards Grant to Efficiency First for an Executive Director

    June 10, 2016 – Washington DC and San Francisco – Today the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and Efficiency First announced the award of a grant to Efficiency First to fund an Executive Director. With this award, Efficiency First will be […]

  • The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

    Founded in 1974, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is today the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. We, as professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, embrace whole systems thinking as […]