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Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on Indoor Air Quality

Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on Indoor Air Quality

Managing indoor air quality is a difficult job because the variables are constantly changing and settings need to be adjusted to account for these changes. Some changes can be easily controlled, such as occupancy rate, housekeeping procedures, temperature control, and moisture barriers. One variable that is unable to be controlled and must be managed individually […]

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Independent Verification Services

The Need For Independent Verification Services

A hospital is full of various rooms and areas that have very specific and different requirements for what is needed within that area to keep patients and staff safe. Some rooms require positive air pressure, while others require negative air pressure, or have specific needs for the water, humidity levels, or temperature of the space. […]

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Surgical Site Infections

Research Shows Surgical Site Infections Increase During Summer Months

Researchers have recently published the results of a study focused on critical room infection control in the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, a journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The study found that surgical site infections are actually seasonal, with the number of them increasing in the summer and decreasing in the […]

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Critical Room Pressurization

Joint Commission Citations For Critical Room Pressurization

One of the fastest growing Joint Commission citations has to do with Environment of Care issues, with over 46% of hospitals being cited during their 2013 surveys. The year before, only 34% of hospitals were found to be non-compliant. The citations were under code EC.02.05.01 with a focus specifically on the ventilation system being unable […]

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Commercial Building Commissioning

Commercial Building Commissioning for Cost Savings and Energy Efficiency

You may think your building is operating efficiently, and that there aren’t any major issues wrong with it, but having commercial building commissioning performed will show you issues with your building and how it is wasting energy efficiency. An HVAC Commissioning is the process that ensures a building’s environmental systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, […]

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