Tag: environment

How to Improve Test Scores Through Better Indoor Air Quality Now Available on iBooks Store

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How to Improve Test Scores Through Better Indoor Air Quality Now Available on iBooks Store! Our third ebook, How to Improve Test Scores Through Better Indoor Air Quality is done and now available on iBooks Store. Can indoor air quality affect test scores, teacher and student productivity, and performance? Yes! This book gives school superintendents and facility managers tips on how to improve standardized test scores by improving indoor air quality…

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Preventing Mold in New and Existing Buildings Now Available on iBooks Store

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Preventing Mold in New and Existing Buildings Now Available on iBooks Store! Mold problems in buildings have gotten a lot of publicity for years now, and architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners have spent billions of dollars dealing with mold and moisture problems. Response efforts have been mainly reactive, many times brought about after someone gets sued. This book presents architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners with concepts and tools…

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Do You Have a Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plan?

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Do You Have a Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plan? Responding to moisture, mold and indoor air quality problems is faster and easier when contingency plans to deal with them are already in place. Unfortunately, most building owners and operators are in a reactive mode when it comes to handling moisture, mold and indoor air quality issues. Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plans involve finding potential…

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What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold?

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What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold? The Great Flood of 2016 sure has complicated things. I know that’s not exactly news – that applies to every day life things like having to find temporary housing while figuring out how to repair homes and businesses, or whether or not to sell homes as-is and start over, handle insurance claims – you name it. And…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow Mold problems and Major League Baseball are coming back! Major League Baseball teams will start Spring Training workouts this week. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is recurrence. Mold problems often return if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner It’s that time of year again! Major league baseball teams have started Spring Training games. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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Les Miles & Mechanical Engineers Deserve A Break

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Les Miles & Mechanical Engineers Deserve A Break I’d love to know what you thought when you read the title. There are some jokes I could make here, but I’ll only say that given how Les gives soundbites, I’d love to hear him explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics. I mean, who doesn’t think of Les Miles and mechanical engineers at the same time? Les Miles has had quite an interesting time…

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Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone

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Flip, Flop, Or Farce? Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone – Even Architects, Engineers, and Contractors My television viewing ranges from a lot of Disney Jr. (thanks to the 3 year old), baseball, more kids shows, more baseball, and reality TV. Much of the reality TV is trash, but some shows are pretty good. We also enjoy some the house fixer-upper shows – like the ones where house…

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Baseball Season & Mold Season – What is the Connection?

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What is the Connection Between Baseball & Mold? It turns out that baseball season and mold season are related. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct what caused the original mold problem. The second is that most…

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Legionella in Buildings is No Joke – Get Proactive

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Legionella in buildings Unless you’ve been on vacation all summer, or you’ve been watching my beloved Chicago Cubs have a great season, you’ve heard or read about the Legionnaire’s disease cases in New York City. The 2015 outbreak, traced back to a Bronx hotel cooling tower, has caused 12 deaths and sickened 120 people. Obviously, this story is newsworthy, but it turns out Legionnaire’s disease can occur anywhere if the…

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