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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 …
The Marwin Company Receives The 2015 NAHB Most Innovative Building Product Award
The Marwin Company Receives The 2015 NAHB Most Innovative Building Product Award
1/29/2015 9:44:54 AM
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winning products in its third annual Best of IBS Awards held during the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. At that show, the winner for the 2015 Most Innovative Building Product was Marwin’s One∙Touch Electric Stairway . The awards were given to exhibitors with a product or line that …
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 …
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 …
Preventing Future IAQ Problems during Construction Projects in Puerto Rico
Preventing Future IAQ Problems during Construction Projects in Puerto Rico
1/20/2015 2:46:13 PM
There are many factors that take place during the construction of a home or building that could potentially cause future indoor air quality (IAQ) problems for building occupants.  These may include everything from the materials selected for the project and construction techniques to how building materials are stored.   A major issue often revolves around water damage and …
Sarasota Flood Maps
Sarasota Flood Maps
1/20/2015 2:22:24 PM
Preliminary flood maps are now available in Sarasota County, Florida. Some property owners may have to start paying for flood insurance, while others may see their premiums increase. Sarasota County’s proposed new flood maps already are having a chilling effect on real estate transactions, and some real estate agents say the problem is being made worse by an absence of good …
IHG Signs First Hotel in South Korea’s Second Largest City
IHG Signs First Hotel in South Korea’s Second Largest City
1/20/2015 10:45:43 AM
InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG ), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with SiLee Ltd to develop the 268-room Holiday Inn Busan Seomyun in South Korea ’s second largest city of Busan.   Situated in Seomyun, the city’s central business district (CBD) and a short drive from the International Airport, business travellers will enjoy …
Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings
Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings
1/19/2015 11:55:20 AM
Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced a number of weather systems this winter that have brought exceptionally cold weather to the region.  Many of these areas are not used to these extreme frigid temperatures and can be especially vulnerable to freezing pipes in homes and buildings.   As water freezes, it expands and can put tremendous pressure on both metal and …
Free Preview Webinar For Investing In The Arizona Online Tax Lien Sales
Free Preview Webinar For Investing In The Arizona Online Tax Lien Sales
1/16/2015 11:38:23 AM
Joanne Musa of TaxLienLady.com is conducting a done-with-you training for investors who want to invest in the upcoming Arizona online tax lien sales . The training will take place on February 5, 7, 10, and 17, and participants will get step-by-step, hands on training while some of these tax sales are going on. They will be able to register for the tax sales, research the …
UBS Chief Investment Office WM publishes UBS Real Estate Focus 2015
1/16/2015 11:34:14 AM
The current high price level, increased building activity and stricter regulation have cooled the Swiss homeownership market further in 2014. The 2.5% price increase for condominiums and 1.5% increase for single-family houses were well below the average growth rate over the past 15 years. Given robust economic conditions and the gradual slowdown in the rise in real estate …
RE/MAX Newsroom Adds Valuable Resources
RE/MAX Newsroom Adds Valuable Resources
1/14/2015 11:12:30 AM
Remax.com, one of the most visited real estate franchise websites*, has added yet another resource for visitors. An innovative online Newsroom designed with various audiences in mind, including consumers, reporters and investors, features an expansive library of company history, journalist resources and other industry related information. The Newsroom also includes links to …
Hearst Corporation Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Hearst Tower “Topping Out" with State-of-the-Art Camera Drone Tour
1/14/2015 9:46:13 AM
Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies, today released an exclusive video commemorating the upcoming 10th anniversary of the topping out of Hearst Tower, the first building commissioned post September 11 and among New York City’s most celebrated and iconic buildings. Topping out refers to the placement of the last beam …
Thinking About Buying A House In 2015? For Expats, The Signs Are Good
1/13/2015 5:03:40 PM
Expats paid in US dollars and currencies linked to the US dollar are sitting pretty when it comes to planning their 2015 property purchases in the UK and Europe. Over the last 12 months, as the US economy has recovered and the Eurozone slumped, currencies have moved to reflect these changes. For many Middle Eastern and Far Eastern based expats in centres such as the Gulf, …
Ways a Home’s Ventilation Could Cause Indoor Air Quality Issues
Ways a Home’s Ventilation Could Cause Indoor Air Quality Issues
1/12/2015 12:24:11 PM
Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes is a critical component of a healthy life.  At times, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building. These pollutants may include mold, bacteria, tobacco smoke, volatile …
EMLab P&K Partners with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Sponsors IAQ Training Course in San Francisco Bay Area
EMLab P&K Partners with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Sponsors IAQ Training Course in San Francisco Bay Area
1/12/2015 11:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, partners again with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc. to bring the IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course to the San Francisco Bay Area. The IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course is a comprehensive two-day training course taught by Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences. …
Best Cincinnati Contractors™ Names Painters Cincinnati™ Best In City
Best Cincinnati Contractors™ Names Painters Cincinnati™ Best In City
1/11/2015 10:26:09 AM
Cincinnati, OH - Best Cincinnati Contractors™ ™ who does the due diligence of interviewing, vetting, verifying, and rating Cincinnati contractors of all kinds to find the “Best Contractors in Cincinnati” announces its selection of “Best Painters in Cincinnati”. Best Cincinnati Contractors™ ™ has named Painters Cincinnati™ http://painterscincinnati.com the “Best Painters in …
Glickman Design Remodel Build Featured in Bethesda Magazine
Glickman Design Remodel Build Featured in Bethesda Magazine
1/9/2015 8:00:00 AM
It was clear to Russell Glickman from the beginning that his son, Michael, 26, was going to be the master of his own fate despite facing tremendous odds. Deprived of oxygen before his birth, Michael was delivered at 25 1/2 weeks and weighed just over 2 pounds. His brain was damaged and his lungs were underdeveloped. Three days after his son was born, Glickman and his …
Essex Arranges $4.73 Million Recapitalization
Essex Arranges $4.73 Million Recapitalization
1/8/2015 11:44:21 AM
Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced the closing of a $4,730,000 debt recapitalization for Wayne Oil Company, Inc., (“Wayne Oil” or the “Company”), a privately-held wholesale petroleum product supplier and retail gas and convenience store chain operating under the Ballpark Stores brand name. Essex successfully arranged a new SBA 7(a) credit facility through a …
Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Vapor Intrusion Issues for Healthy Indoor Environments
Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Vapor Intrusion Issues for Healthy Indoor Environments
1/6/2015 10:34:59 AM
Many people are aware of hazards to the air they breathe indoors due to such pollutants as mold, asbestos and radon.  Far fewer are familiar with potential risks due to a process known as vapor intrusion.    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated …