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

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

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

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

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

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

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 In 2015, the former Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) was rescinded and replaced with AB 802.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

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

AB 802 – Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure in California

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, specifically AB 802 - Energy benchmarking and disclosure in California.

By | 2018-01-11T15:04:27+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, News & Announcements|Comments Off on AB 802 – Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure in California

How have the Fundamental Commissioning Requirements Changed in LEED v4?

Six Key Changes in Fundamental Commissioning Requirements 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

By | 2018-01-15T17:25:03+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

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