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The team at Healthy Buildings is top notch when it comes to expertise, responsiveness, reporting, planning, and accuracy. Healthy Building also provides “lunch and learn” seminars on a variety of industry topics which was have been very well received by owners and tenants alike.  I highly value my relationship with Healthy Buildings and certainly recommended their services to others in the property management and development business.

Ast. General Manager, Cushman & Wakefield, major commercial buildings

Healthy Buildings University Environmental Training Seminars for Commercial Real Estate Professionals

Providing practical, economical, and ongoing professional development to front line employees is one of the most challenging tasks facing property and facility management firms today.  Healthy Buildings offers a wide array of training seminars on key topics relating to the indoor environment in commercial buildings.  The seminars, each of which lasts approximately one hour, are designed to give building managers and engineers the working knowledge necessary to effectively understand and respond to these issues as they may arise in their properties.  Seminars may be ordered as stand-alone projects, or attractively bundled with other Healthy Buildings programs.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Indoor Air Quality1

Topics include: tenant/employee perceptions of IAQ, IAQ basics, indoor pollutants, causes of pollutant buildup, managing IAQ proactively, current standards, building inspections, etc.

Mold in Commercial Buildings1

Topics include: what is fungi, problems caused by mold, mold sources, identification of mold, mold remediation, control/prevention of mold, litigation & regulatory issues, etc.

[1]Training in these categories is an integral part of  LEED EB:O+M IEQc 1.1 Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices: IAQ Management Program

Asbestos Issues

Topics include: asbestos containing materials, impact of asbestos on owners & managers, asbestos disturbances, exposure limits, testing methodologies, regulatory agencies, inspection components, O&M plans, asbestos abatement, etc.

Lead Hazards

Topics include: historical uses, health effects, sources of lead, identification, testing & inspection of lead, worker protection, lead abatement, disposal of lead, in-place hazard management, O&M programs, etc.

HVAC Operation & Maintenance

Topics include: A review of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Section 8, which details the best practices for the maintenance, operation and optimization of building mechanical equipment to promote indoor air quality.

Temperature & Psychometrics

Topics include: A review of the relationship between the physical and thermal properties of air and vapor mixtures, understanding the principles of the psychometric chart, a review of frequently identified moisture and thermal comfort problems in buildings.

Air Filtration

Topics include: Principles of air filtration, the types of filters and common filtration failures in commercial buildings. A review of the ASHRAE standard 52.2 Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size including relevant terminology, and the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV).

Health & Safety

Site Assessments & Audits

Topics include: due diligence process, regulatory issues, assessment phases, assessment components & procedures, benefits, consultant selection criteria, etc.

OSHA Compliance

Topics include: OSHA regulations, employer responsibilities, facility inspections, inspection steps, safety & health standards, confined spaces, air contaminants, respiratory protection, safety & health program components, etc.

Hazard Communication & MSDS

Topics include: personnel responsibilities, key terminology, types of physical hazards, identifying, managing, and classifying hazardous materials. Components of a written hazard communication program, labeling, the anatomy of an MSDS, employee training requirements and OSHA regulations regarding recordkeeping, etc.

Emergency Response

Topics include: definitions, regulatory requirements, categories of hazardous incidents, emergency action & fire prevention plan requirements, training needs, available technology & services, etc.

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Topics include: definitions and goals, terminology, regulatory/legal issues, workstations, lighting, noise, proper workstation design, preventative actions, renovation issues, ergonomics program development, etc

Lock Out Tag Out

Topics include: definitions and OSHA regulatory requirements, hazardous energy sources in the workplace, roles and responsibilities of personnel, strategies and materials for lock out procedures.

Electrical Safety

Topics include: Terminology and basics of electricity, hazards and preventative measures.

Personal Protective Equipment

Topics include: Understanding the principles of PPE and the importance of engineering controls, a review of OSHA regulations, roles and responsibilities, types of PPE

Welding, Cutting, Brazing/Arc Flash

Topics include: identify the major health and safety hazards in welding, a review of OSHA regulations, selecting appropriate PPE, implementing controls to prevent and control fires.

Confined Space Entry

Topics include: The scope of the OSHA regulation, terms and definitions, defining the roles of personnel in confined space entry, recognizing the hazards of confined space, methods of controlling hazards

Green Buildings & Sustainability2

To enhance understanding on relevant sustainability topics, Healthy Buildings provides training on core principles and practices of sustainability with a focus on growing sustainable business opportunities. The following course covers the below topics, taking place over a one day conference. The course will include: presentations, discussions, interactive activities, brief video recordings, and will facilitate comprehensive understanding of sustainability. The course would culminate with a certificate for participation. Topics covered are:

Introduction to Sustainability

  • Leading environmental issues
  • Climate‐change science and impacts
  • Key principles and best practices of sustainability
  • Essential elements of the sustainability business model

How to sell sustainability to businesses

  • Triple bottom line
  • Subject matter expertise
  • The value proposition
  • Communication strategies
  • Successful strategic partnerships

Sustainability solutions for different industry verticals

  • Property Management/Real Estate
  • Hospitality and Restaurants
  • Healthy Buildings can develop custom training based on GME’s requirements
    including, but not limited to: financial/banking; healthcare; insurance; universities

Sustainability solutions for medium to small businesses

  • Cost benefit analyses for sustainability improvements
  • Decision making approaches
  • Ownership
  • Property Management
  • Brokerage
  • Metering scenarios and decision‐making impacts
  • Who to approach and how to connect

Healthy Buildings also offers training on the following sustainability topics:

  • Green Buildings & LEED Certification
  • LEED-NC, CI & EB:O+M
  • Building Commissioning
  • Energy & Resource Management
  • Utilizing Onsite Renewable Energy
  • Green Building Project Financing
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventorying
  • The BOMA 360 Program – Energy & Sustainability Issues