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Mold Forces Bay Area Family to Vacate Million Dollar Rental Home
Mold Forces Bay Area Family to Vacate Million Dollar Rental Home
6/24/2016 3:13:42 PM
In May, KTVU broadcasted a report about a family of six who discovered high levels of mold in their rental property in Danville, California. According to the report, the family had been living in the home for 15 months as their children began to develop a myriad of health issues ranging from wheezing and coughing to nosebleeds. The family had an inspector check the attic …
Richard Arrighi: Florida Architect Developing An Exciting Subdivision In Orlando
6/22/2016 2:00:00 PM
Richard Arrighi, the Florida Architect, is known for his work at Disney World in Orlando, but he is looking to use his creative talents for a project outside of Disney. The architect has been under the radar of most prominent architects in the United States because of his undeniable creativity and vision. His additions to Disney World were well-received and added a sense of …
Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Reported in Quebec Caused by Occupational Soil Exposure to Legionella
Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Reported in Quebec Caused by Occupational Soil Exposure to Legionella
6/22/2016 11:16:46 AM
According to an article in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Disease Report, two cases of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) occurred one month apart in the same area of Quebec during the summer of 2015. Both patients were hospitalized in intensive care. Lab tests from sputum samples revealed an infection caused by  Legionella longbeache . An …
AC Preventive Maintenance to Ensure a Comfortable Indoor Environment and Superior Air Quality
AC Preventive Maintenance to Ensure a Comfortable Indoor Environment and Superior Air Quality
6/20/2016 2:18:19 PM
With hot summer temperatures impacting many parts of North America, millions of people have their air conditioners running in their homes and offices. A properly functioning central air conditioner provides a comfortable indoor environment for building occupants and depending on where they live, air conditioning could be an absolute necessity this time of year. Maintaining …
Wyco Introduces A Lighter More Efficient ErgoPack Backpack Vibrator For Concrete Consolidation
Wyco Introduces A Lighter More Efficient ErgoPack Backpack Vibrator For Concrete Consolidation
6/20/2016 1:07:35 PM
Wyco, a division of Badger Meter and pioneer in the development of concrete vibration products, announces the release a new improved version of the Wyco ErgoPack® gas-powered backpack vibrator for construction site concrete consolidation . Delivering a powerful 50cc Honda gas engine in a highly mobile yet comfortable form factor, the ErgoPack is the only backpack vibrator on …
EMLab P&K’s Chicago Legionella Testing Lab Now CDC ELITE Certified Lab
EMLab P&K’s Chicago Legionella Testing Lab Now CDC ELITE Certified Lab
6/20/2016 10:05:20 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has certified EMLab P&K’s Chicago laboratory for Legionella testing through the CDC ELITE Program. The Chicago lab is EMLab P&K’s fifth location to achieve the distinction of …
Tropical Storm Causes Sewage Contamination for many Florida Residents
Tropical Storm Causes Sewage Contamination for many Florida Residents
6/17/2016 11:26:11 AM
Earlier in June, Tropical Storm Colin hit landfall along the East Coast that brought large amounts of rain, which flowed into sewer systems and caused sewage overflow in some areas. Tampa, Florida was one area that was hit especially hard with sewage overflow, which had over 350,000 gallons of untreated sewage water flow into a local river. Sewage contamination can expose …
TestAmerica Announces DoD ELAP and QSM Webinar
6/17/2016 8:26:49 AM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is pleased to present the latest installment of its Ask the Expert webinar series, DoD ELAP and the QSM – A Laboratory Perspective. The webinar, led by TestAmerica Quality Compliance Director, Larry Penfold, will air live on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 P.M. EDT.    Established in 2009, the Department of Defense Environmental …
Buffalo Mold Testing Laboratory Receives ISO-17025 Compliant A2LA Accreditation for Mold Analysis
Buffalo Mold Testing Laboratory Receives ISO-17025 Compliant A2LA Accreditation for Mold Analysis
6/16/2016 10:20:54 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Buffalo, New York laboratory has received accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Program for the lab’s mold testing services. Under A2LA, EMSL Buffalo is accredited to the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. EMSL Buffalo’s accreditation (Certificate Number 2845.24) has …
New Unicel Architectural White Paper Examines Use of Integrated Louvers for Optimized Management of Daylight and Energy
New Unicel Architectural White Paper Examines Use of Integrated Louvers for Optimized Management of Daylight and Energy
6/14/2016 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – June 14, 2016 : Unicel Architectural today published an industry white paper, “Managing Daylight and Energy with Integrated Louvers”, which examines the benefits and mechanics of designing with integrated louvers for the vastly improved control of daylight, heat, privacy and sound. The white paper is geared toward design professionals who are looking …
Repurposing Vacant LA Landmark Will Likely Involve Removing Hazardous Materials
Repurposing Vacant LA Landmark Will Likely Involve Removing Hazardous Materials
6/13/2016 12:11:18 PM
Recently, multiple media outlets have discussed possible plans that the City of Los Angeles may have for the historic Lincoln Heights Jail. The almost 230,000 square foot building, originally constructed in the early 1930s, has not been used as a jail since the 1960s. Since then, the Art Deco structure has been used as a movie set and as home to an arts foundation, but in …
Puerto Rico’s Building Science Professionals Identify IAQ Issues Caused by Faulty Air Conditioners
Puerto Rico’s Building Science Professionals Identify IAQ Issues Caused by Faulty Air Conditioners
6/13/2016 10:20:33 AM
With Puerto Rico’s often hot and humid climate, a properly functioning air conditioner provides a comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. Depending on where people live, work or go to school, air conditioning is often a necessity to maintain an indoor environment conducive for learning, working and living comfortably.   Maintaining the air conditioner is an …
New York Firm Identifies Vapor Intrusion Issues across the Tri-State Area
New York Firm Identifies Vapor Intrusion Issues across the Tri-State Area
6/13/2016 8:20:27 AM
At a number of locations across the tri-state region near current and former industrial sites that once had hazardous chemicals dumped onto the ground or into the water, there are health and safety issues due to a process known as vapor intrusion. These issues can occur anywhere that buildings are constructed on a contaminated site or when contaminants migrate underground …
Hundreds of Government Workers Moved after Mold Problems Discovered
Hundreds of Government Workers Moved after Mold Problems Discovered
6/9/2016 10:50:04 AM
In May, WDRB broadcasted a report about city workers from Louisville, Kentucky being moved to a new office building. The move involves approximately 300 people who have worked in a government building that has reportedly suffered from mold issues for four years. Employees have reported musty odors, respiratory issues and not feeling well after spending time in the building. …
Arizona Residents Learn that Rodents Cause up to 25% of All Fires Attributed to Unknown Causes
Arizona Residents Learn that Rodents Cause up to 25% of All Fires Attributed to Unknown Causes
6/8/2016 10:26:36 AM
Almost everywhere across Arizona where people have settled, rats and mice can also be found. These rodents often try to live in and around people’s homes, schools and businesses as they seek shelter and food. While many people find their presence unsettling, they can also cause extensive property damage and even health concerns for building occupants.   In addition to …
Colorado Homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, Announces Opening of Neutown Village in Parker
Colorado Homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, Announces Opening of Neutown Village in Parker
6/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
Building on the strong sales momentum generated from its Elements Collection of single-family homes in both Neutowne Village and Horseshoe Ridge in Parker, Colorado, Berkeley Homes has announced the opening of its new Elements Collection in Neutowne’s second phase. Elements Collection homes quickly sold out in Neutowne’s first enclave and, with only a few homes left, are …
Hailstorm Season Brings the Potential for Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Issues
Hailstorm Season Brings the Potential for Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Issues
6/6/2016 9:39:45 AM
May through September is the most common time of year for hailstorms to occur across the United States. While many hailstorms do relatively little damage to property, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that hail causes approximately $1 billion dollars in damage to properties and crops each year in the U.S. In fact, one of the largest insurance …
St. Lucia Police Traffic Station Battles Mold Contamination and a Termite Infestation
St. Lucia Police Traffic Station Battles Mold Contamination and a Termite Infestation
6/6/2016 9:16:33 AM
The island nation of Saint Lucia is perhaps best known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenario, but even buildings in this popular Caribbean destination can encounter mold and termite problems. That is exactly what happened recently when the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Department of Environmental Health were contacted to investigate issues at the …
New York City’s Indoor Pools - Exposure Concerns to Chloramines and Increased Sensitivity to Mold and Bacteria
New York City’s Indoor Pools - Exposure Concerns to Chloramines and Increased Sensitivity to Mold and Bacteria
6/6/2016 8:36:51 AM
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has a dozen indoor pools for residents of the city to enjoy. Across the entire metropolitan area, there are countless other indoor pools at health clubs, schools, hotels, multi-tenant apartment and condo complexes, and even at some high-end private residences.   Swimmers and even people who work around indoor pools can …
Lead Poisoning Risks Greatest for Residents of San Francisco Living in Certain Areas
Lead Poisoning Risks Greatest for Residents of San Francisco Living in Certain Areas
6/3/2016 8:54:19 AM
In May,  SFGATE  published an article about areas within San Francisco where people are most likely to come into contact with lead exposure hazards. The article cites research conducted by the news magazine  Vox  that examined census tracks across the country and ranked them based on the risk of lead poisoning. The research indicates that of San Francisco’s 175 census …