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 In 2015, the former Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) was rescinded and replaced with AB 802.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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 will cover the basics of Energy Star Portfolio Manager & Energy Benchmarking by reviewing how to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and the various benefits
Marissa Mitzner Earns WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) Credential Marissa Mitzner from Healthy Buildings has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing her among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment. The
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
Healthy Buildings Achieves Climate Registered Status for a Sixth Year Lake Forest, CA, March 29th, 2017: Healthy Buildings has achieved Climate Registered™ status for its sixth year by successfully measuring our carbon footprint according to The Climate Registry’s best-in-class program, then having it third party verified and reporting the data on The Registry’s website.