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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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 enforcing

By | 2019-04-05T11:24:44+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 | 2019-04-05T11:25:41+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
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