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Indoor Air Pollution and Low Income Housing in South Los Angeles
1/29/2015 5:40:27 PM
Last month, California’s KCET published a report about indoor air pollution concerns in low income housing found in many parts of South Los Angeles.  The article’s main focus was on pest infestations and how landlords’ responses can cause tenants to be exposed to harmful pesticides. It discussed ways that improper pest control measures can compound already unhealthy living …
Volvo Buses and Siemens sign global agreement on electrified bus systems
Volvo Buses and Siemens sign global agreement on electrified bus systems
1/29/2015 12:02:06 PM
Volvo Buses and Siemens have signed a global agreement regarding supply of complete electrified bus systems to cities. Under the agreement, Volvo Buses will supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses to customers, and Siemens will supply and install high-power charging stations (charging capacity of up to 300 kW) for the electric vehicles. The two companies have …
Pöyry awarded basic engineering services assignment by EnPro AS for soda ash manufacturing plant, Norway
1/29/2015 8:54:13 AM
EnPro AS has awarded Pöyry with the basic engineering assignment for a soda ash manufacturing plant to be located in Kollsnes, Norway. Pöyry’s scope of work includes basic engineering services for the integral plant operations including integration between individual process packages, definitions of the required utilities and the layout of these systems. The project itself …
San Diego Fights Lead Poisoning in Homes with New HUD Grant
1/28/2015 5:26:11 PM
Last month, San Diego’s Fox 5 published a report about a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help prevent lead poisoning in the city.  According to the article, San Diego will use the $3.4 million grant to remove lead-based paints (LBPs) from homes with small children.   Contact with this hazardous heavy metal often results from exposure …
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
1/28/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has announced two new professional certification programs in moisture control consulting:  the Council-certified Moisture Control Investigator (CMCI)  and Council-certified Moisture Control Consultant (CMCC).   Individuals with field experience in moisture control during building design, construction and maintenance …
Students Moved from Classrooms after Mold is Discovered
1/27/2015 4:53:03 PM
Earlier this month, WHNT published a report about mold that was found growing in several classrooms at a school in Morgan County, Alabama.  According to the report, most of the mold was found in the ceiling above three classrooms and that students were moved to other areas of the school.    The mold was discovered after parents complained of their children getting sick.  …
Texas IAQ Professionals Share Information about Mold Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Texas IAQ Professionals Share Information about Mold Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
1/26/2015 6:43:05 PM
When a home or building suffers a water incursion or high humidity levels, mold can quickly begin to grow and impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). When this occurs it can create an indoor environment with elevated levels of microbial contaminants in the air that people breathe.   Elevated levels of mold can cause allergies, trigger asthma and result in infections in some …
Study of Public Housing in San Francisco Looks at Mold, Lead & Childhood Asthma
1/26/2015 5:04:54 PM
Last month, The San Francisco Examiner published an article about a recent study of the health of children living in the city’s public housing.  According to the study results reported in the article, children that live in public housing that has not been renovated are 39% more likely to repeatedly visit hospital emergency rooms as compared to children living in renovated …
Intertek Engineers Bring Expertise, Engagement Opportunities to 2015 AHR Expo
1/26/2015 3:04:35 PM
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, will connect with HVACR stakeholders and share knowledge about ongoing industry trends, standards development, and testing, inspection, and certification needs at the 2015 AHR Expo, taking place January 26–28, 2015, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Bring your questions and curiosities to us at Booth #4042 to …
Pushing copper substitution in Chicago, at AHR 2015
Pushing copper substitution in Chicago, at AHR 2015
1/26/2015 10:42:18 AM
Sapa is bringing new and revolutionary to Chicago at the world’s largest HVAC&R marketplace, the 2015 AHR Expo. Its aluminium tubing innovations include the WebMPE. The AHR Expo is held annually for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry. Sapa’s Precision Tubing business area will again be present at the three-day international …
Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico
Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico
1/26/2015 9:06:55 AM
Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in …
Water Damage Caused by Ice Dams can Result in Mold Growth
1/23/2015 4:55:53 PM
This winter has already brought record cold temperatures to many parts of the country.  Along with the frigid weather, snow and ice have blanked many regions.  It is during these freezing temperatures that a ridge of ice may form on the edge of a roof.  This is known as an ice dam and it can allow water to back up behind it and leak into a home or building resulting in water …
Pöyry has been awarded an EPCM services assignment by Yara, Norway
1/23/2015 2:41:02 PM
Yara has awarded to Pöyry the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services assignment for a project aimed at increasing capacity of fertilizer production in Porsgrunn, Norway. Pöyry’s scope of work includes engineering, procurement services, construction management services and the overall coordination and management of the project. The assignment …
Alstom to provide signalling, telecom and electrification for the new Kochi metro line
1/23/2015 1:03:17 PM
Alstom has been awarded two contracts [1] worth over €65 million [2] from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi metro line. The projects will be implemented in early 2016 and commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016. 25 Alstom Metropolis trains will circulate on the new Kochi metro …
UBE to Open New Osaka R&D Center
UBE to Open New Osaka R&D Center
1/23/2015 12:02:31 PM
Ube Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to establish a new R&D facility in July 2016, to be located within the Sakai Factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. The tentatively named Osaka R&D Center will expand the company’s R&D capabilities in the strategic growth segment of specialty products. The new R&D center will be established in the year …
Aker Solutions Wins Five-Year EPMA Work at Johan Sverdrup Field
Aker Solutions Wins Five-Year EPMA Work at Johan Sverdrup Field
1/23/2015 11:27:19 AM
Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement and management assistance services for five years at the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea. The EPMA work, valued at NOK 4.5 billion, is part of a 10-year framework accord announced in December 2013 and comes after Statoil decided to exercise an option. The assignment will last …
Victorville Apartment Fire Causes Damage Due to Smoke, Water and Flames
Victorville Apartment Fire Causes Damage Due to Smoke, Water and Flames
1/23/2015 9:34:20 AM
Last month, the Daily Press published a report about an apartment fire in Victorville that displaced several families. According to the article, firefighters rescued multiple people and at least four apartments were damaged in the fire.   Fortunately, the fire was contained to just one apartment, but smoke and water damage can easily cause problems in surrounding units. …
Carrier to Display Wide Range of Intelligent, Sustainable Building Solutions at AHR Expo
1/23/2015 9:33:12 AM
Technology for the smart, sustainable building of the future will be on display at Carrier’s booth (#1910) during the upcoming AHR Expo® at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Jan. 26-28. Carrier , the world’s leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: …
Landlords Settle EPA Claim for Failure to Follow Lead Paint Disclosure Laws
1/22/2015 5:34:06 PM
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Boston-area landlords will perform health-protective improvements on five Dorchester properties to settle EPA claims that they failed to follow federal lead paint disclosure laws. Under the settlement, the two will also pay a cash penalty of over $10,000 in addition to lead abatement projects valued …
TWI Adds New Customer to European Cross-Docking Business
TWI Adds New Customer to European Cross-Docking Business
1/21/2015 12:40:06 PM
TWI is pleased to announce the recent addition of a new customer to its growing European cross docking operations. TWI will receive, store, and deliver a wide range of food products for Nitz + Co. Speditions-Kontor GmbH from our modern warehouse facility in Herten, Germany.     For more information on TWI’s cross docking solutions in Europe, please visit …