Facility Operations - July 2013

EPA expands list of Safer Chemical Ingredients for cleaning products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List, including 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products.


Regular HVAC maintenance practices help improve energy efficiency in chillers

While many managers look to chiller retrofits, system add-ons, or even replacements to improve efficiency, many overlook the single most important factor in determining both chiller efficiency and reliability: maintenance.


Successful plumbing retrofits hinge on specifying best products for job

Perhaps the most daunting challenge in planning plumbing retrofits is specifying the most appropriate products to ensure the upgrade achieves its goals.



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