2 07, 2019

UL Acquires Healthy Buildings, An Indoor Environmental Quality and Sustainability Services Company

By | 2019-07-02T13:17:48+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on UL Acquires Healthy Buildings, An Indoor Environmental Quality and Sustainability Services Company

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – July 2, 2019 – UL, a global safety science leader, announced the acquisition of Healthy Buildings International, Inc., a U.S.-based indoor environmental testing and sustainability services company with expertise in indoor environmental quality, sustainability services for green building certifications, energy audits and water audits. The acquisition enables UL to extend

13 06, 2019

Visit us at the 2019 BOMA International Conference and Expo

By | 2019-06-13T16:16:17+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Visit us at the 2019 BOMA International Conference and Expo

A look at what to expect and why Healthy Buildings is excited to participate It’s that time of year when we’re ramping up for our booth (booth #1227) at the BOMA International Conference, hosted this year in Salt Lake City. As I started to reflect on the many years we’ve been a part of

6 06, 2019

With Surge in Fitwel Certification Projects, Healthy Buildings Becomes a Fitwel Champion

By | 2019-06-06T17:30:35+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on With Surge in Fitwel Certification Projects, Healthy Buildings Becomes a Fitwel Champion

As Fitwel Certifications surge with an 80% increase in total certification projects between 2017 and 2018, we are excited to announce Healthy Buildings is now a Fitwel Champion. Over the past year, our team has seen an increased desire from our clients for Fitwel education and Fitwel projects, many of which are for other

27 05, 2019

Introducing WELLv2: The Evolution of Health & Wellbeing Adoption in the Built Environment

By | 2019-05-28T20:49:36+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Introducing WELLv2: The Evolution of Health & Wellbeing Adoption in the Built Environment

The first version of The WELL Building Standard, WELLv1, was launched as a pilot version of the standard in 2014 by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), as the first performance-based health and wellness rating system for buildings, interior spaces, and core & shell space types. It was created with the belief that

27 05, 2019

Healthy Buildings is a WELLv2 Authorized Performance Testing Organization

By | 2019-05-28T20:47:28+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings is a WELLv2 Authorized Performance Testing Organization

Building on our tradition of Indoor Environmental Quality and sustainability consulting, we are excited to announce that Healthy Buildings has been approved as a WELLv2 Performance Testing Organization! We now have two approved Performance Testing Agents backed by our growing team of experienced indoor air quality technicians. The newest version of the WELL

15 05, 2019

What’s New in Energy Benchmarking in California?

By | 2019-05-15T10:03:11+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What’s New in Energy Benchmarking in California?

Benchmarking Updates + Deadlines Last year marked the first year of the statewide energy benchmarking assembly bill, AB 802. This year California building energy benchmarking continues to push the envelope with updates to AB 802’s implementation, two new municipal ordinances, and continued improvements in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley. Below is a summary

15 05, 2019

Energy Data for San Diego’s New Benchmarking Ordinance is Approaching

By | 2019-05-15T10:03:11+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Energy Data for San Diego’s New Benchmarking Ordinance is Approaching

Are you ready to submit your building’s energy data? The first due date for San Diego’s new benchmarking ordinance is rapidly approaching . The ordinance requires most commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to submit annual whole-building energy data to both the City of San Diego and the State of California under AB

17 05, 2018

ENERGY STAR Scoring is changing this year

By | 2019-04-05T11:20:31+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 | 2019-04-04T15:49:23+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 | 2019-04-05T11:24:05+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 is

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