Taking Advantage of Statewide Energy Efficiency & Disclosure

Benefits a long time coming For Building Owners and Managers, it is important to understand the benefits of ongoing energy monitoring, as well as the ever-increasing legal requirements for public energy benchmarking disclosure. This article discusses California requirements and what to look out for. California is on track for the implementation of a statewide

By | 2017-11-09T21:46:58+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Taking Advantage of Statewide Energy Efficiency & Disclosure

How have the Fundamental Commissioning Requirements Changed in LEED v4?

Six Key Changes in LEED v4 LEED v4 is the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. More than 20 years ago, USGBC was established to help promote sustainability within the built environment. Today, LEED has become a standard around the

By | 2017-09-14T21:32:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How have the Fundamental Commissioning Requirements Changed in LEED v4?

What is legionella and Legionnaires’ disease?

What is legionella and Legionnaires’ disease? Legionnaires’ disease. The mere sound of it sends shivers down the spines of building owners and managers. In 2015, the Legionnaires outbreak crisis in New York made headlines as being responsible for the death of 12 people. As a result, government officials are under increased scrutiny to demonstrate

By | 2017-09-14T01:07:29+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on What is legionella and Legionnaires’ disease?

Healthy Buildings Opens New Office in Northern California

Healthy Buildings is proud to announce the opening of our fifth office in the US, serving northern California and beyond.  Located in Oakland CA, our experienced and dedicated staff have relocated from other Healthy Buildings offices around the nation to ensure seasoned professionals are on hand to offer our full range of indoor

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:06+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Opens New Office in Northern California

Insight on District of Columbia Green Construction Code

Written By: Bharati Bhosale, Healthy Buildings   The nation’s capital now has a Green Construction Code in place. This is part of the Districts ongoing effort to ensure robust sustainable building practices. Even though DC ranked among the top 10 in LEED space certified per resident in 2012 and 2013, the city would like to

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:07+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, News & Announcements, Sustainability|Comments Off on Insight on District of Columbia Green Construction Code

5 Key Tips to Managing Your Buildings in the Event of a Wildfire

California is notorious for wildfires, and as fire season approaches we are often asked, "What do we do when there is a local fire, should we shut down our building or continue operating as usual?" Well, here are 5 key tips to managing your building in the event of a wildfire: DO NOT TURN

Two California Plaza Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Ocean West Management Services is a full-service real estate company that owns, acquires, develops and manages office, retail and multi-family properties throughout the United States. The project building, Two California Plaza, is one of two iconic skyline buildings in the beautiful California Plaza located on the historical Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. Two California Plaza

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:07+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Blog, Case Studies, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements, Recent Projects, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on Two California Plaza Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Healthy Buildings Sponsors The Los Angeles Living Building Challenge

Sustainability in the built environment continues to pick up speed as building owners and operators discover the value of investments in responsible, efficient, and healthy building operations and management. Starting with integrative design and flowing all the way to the end user, sustainable decisions are becoming common practice around the globe. As programs develop and

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:07+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, News & Announcements, Sustainability|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Sponsors The Los Angeles Living Building Challenge

We’re Hiring – Client Services Manager / Technical Editor

There are currently two positions open immediately with Healthy Buildings! Both positions are reserved for a Client Services Manager / Technical Editor at both our Lake Forest, CA and Fairfax, VA offices. Job description Healthy Buildings is looking for a Client Services Manager/Technical Editor to work out of our Lake Forest, California and Fairfax, Virginia

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:08+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on We’re Hiring – Client Services Manager / Technical Editor

Healthy Buildings Training – Harmonizing Chemical Classification

Have you heard about GHS?   Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals, also called HazCom 2012 (Hazard Communication), is based on the United Nations initiative to develop world-wide standards for communicating chemical hazards. This program will protect workers by improving communication of chemical information through standardized labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS, formerly MSDS).

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:08+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Training – Harmonizing Chemical Classification
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