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What is a Truly Healthy Building?

Healthy building initiatives that have in recent years been emphasized in the United States and Europe are important since so many people spend a large part of their lives indoors. What seems out of sync with health data, though, is that the term “healthy building”...

Joint Commission EC.02.05.02: Water Management Programs

  Since 2001, the Joint Commission (TJC) has required that accredited hospitals minimize "pathogenic biological agents in cooling towers, domestic hot-and cold-water systems, and other aerosolizing water systems" per Standard EC.02.05.01. Standard EC.02.05.01...

Four Key Warnings About COVID-19 and Building Water Systems

The new government, scientific, and industry publications on COVID-19 and building water systems (see “Further Reading” below)—hundreds of pages counting the papers referenced in them—boil down to four key warnings: 1. Prevent viruses, gases, and other airborne...

Could ASHRAE 514 Increase Legionnaires’ Disease?

What do you think is the primary reason Legionnaires' disease has not decreased since the outbreak in Philadelphia — 43 years ago this week — that led to its discovery? A. Agreement on a strategy for preventing Legionnaires' disease has not been reached. B....

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