17 05, 2018

ENERGY STAR Scoring is changing this year

By | 2018-05-17T21:42:45+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Environmental Quality|Comments Off on ENERGY STAR Scoring is changing this year

The EPA manages the ENERGY STAR and WaterSense programs, including building energy efficiency scoring using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Widely used as an industry standard, and the most public and comprehensive benchmarking system, ENERGY STAR bases its algorithm for a 1-100 score on a national data set called

17 05, 2018

What’s new in LEEDv4.1?

By | 2018-05-18T11:40:17+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Environmental Quality, USGBC|Comments Off on What’s new in LEEDv4.1?

The US Green Building Council is continuing to grow its presence in different areas of sustainability, the international market, and improve the dynamics of sustainability tracking for existing buildings. With the majority of focus on LEEDv4 in the New Construction arena, and the longer than usual timeline for adoption of

2 04, 2018

Licensed Asbestos Testing and Inspection Required For All Renovation or Demolition Projects in California

By | 2018-04-02T22:57:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Licensed Asbestos Testing and Inspection Required For All Renovation or Demolition Projects in California

How much do you know about Asbestos testing requirements in California? There is a common misconception that buildings constructed after 1980 do not contain asbestos, yet contrary to popular belief, products containing asbestos have not been completely banned for import into the United States nor installation into current buildings. That

2 04, 2018

Licensed Asbestos Testing and Inspection Required For All Renovation or Demolition Projects in Texas

By | 2018-04-02T22:56:55+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Licensed Asbestos Testing and Inspection Required For All Renovation or Demolition Projects in Texas

How much do you know about Asbestos testing requirements in Texas? Although there is a common perception that buildings constructed after 1980 do not contain asbestos, inspections are in fact required prior to any building renovation or demolition irrespective of the building age.   We are finding that regulatory agencies are

28 03, 2018

Changes Coming to Prop 65 – You will need new signs on your buildings by August

By | 2018-03-28T20:23:57+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Changes Coming to Prop 65 – You will need new signs on your buildings by August

It may come as a surprise to building owners that nearly two years ago, in August 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) made significant changes to the Proposition 65 regulations which specify what warnings must say and how they must be provided in order to avoid the

27 03, 2018

AB 802 Benchmarking Compliance for Commercial Buildings due 06/01/2018

By | 2018-03-28T20:17:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on AB 802 Benchmarking Compliance for Commercial Buildings due 06/01/2018

California’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program is officially launched and in progress! In 2015, the former Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) was rescinded and replaced with AB 802. AB 802 requires commercial buildings over 50,000 sf in California to benchmark and disclose annual energy data, to be submitted to the California

6 02, 2018

Why Should Commercial Buildings Test their Indoor Environments?

By | 2018-01-22T21:20:00+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Why Should Commercial Buildings Test their Indoor Environments?

Why Should Commercial Buildings Test their Indoor Environments? An interview with Vice President, Sean McCrady, Vice President IEQ, CEICC, CMC, CIEC, LEED AP The EPA estimates we spend at least 90% of our time indoors, and given this is the air to which we are primarily exposed, along with the

16 01, 2018

ASHRAE 188 Compliance for Your Healthcare Facility

By | 2018-01-15T15:31:37+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Announcements|Comments Off on ASHRAE 188 Compliance for Your Healthcare Facility

ASHRAE 188 Compliance for Healthcare Facilities When it comes to the issue of hospital accreditation most people know about The Joint Commission, but not as many are familiar with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Both are bodies designed to enforce compliance with federal regulatory standards for hospitals with the end

8 01, 2018

New Product Announcement – WaterScreen-DIY

By | 2018-01-12T17:55:29+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Announcements|Comments Off on New Product Announcement – WaterScreen-DIY

Do-it-Yourself Water Testing for Commercial Real Estate Customers Though it started with the lead in water catastrophe in Flint, Michigan, one can hardly pick up a newspaper today without reading about a drinking water quality crisis somewhere in the United States. There are many factors responsible for the degradation of our nation’s public

13 11, 2017

Healthy Buildings Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business – 2017

By | 2018-01-15T17:19:53+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Blog, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business – 2017

Healthy Buildings is Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business again in 2017 Small businesses across New Jersey are starting to save money, share their successes and inspire other businesses by implementing sustainable business best practices. Joining this list of small businesses, Healthy Buildings located in South Orange, New Jersey, became one of the

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