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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Property Management
- 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