Long Island VA center’s air quality repairs prioritized

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants Washington to fast track $15 million in funds


Manitoba healthcare facilities receive funding for HVAC, pump upgrades

The Manitoba government has approved over 120 healthcare facility maintenance projects


Florida Gov. signs bills mandating backup power at nursing homes

The legislation require the facilities to have a generator capable of keeping nursing homes and assisted living facilities at 81 degrees or lower for four days


Grounding of HVAC motor shafts protects bearings, lowers repair costs

Maximum energy efficiency is the cornerstone of a long and growing list of building certification initiatives such as LEED, Green Globes, Zero Energy Buildings, Living Building Challenge, and Energy Star for Buildings


Air disinfection in an inpatient pharmacy using a shielded ultraviolet C system

A tertiary care hospital’s success story


Maximizing healthcare facility HVAC system output

HVAC optimization involves automatically controlling HVAC systems to deliver work at energy-efficient levels


Customers, research & development are lifeblood of evaporative cooling tower innovations

Customers actively seek energy efficiency, easy installation, low maintenance and operational reliability


Cooling failures at fertility clinics may have damaged hundreds of eggs

San Francisco fertility clinic experienced a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank holding thousands of frozen eggs and embryos


Safety precautions for hospital construction projects

The expansion of existing healthcare facilities requires planning for the safety of both patients and construction workers


HVAC experts suggest natural ventilation be allowed in most spaces outside of operating rooms

Natural ventilation is defined as the transport of fresh air through non-mechanical means, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New nursing homes backup power rules go to Florida lawmakers

The rule was issued after residents died in a sweltering South Florida nursing home following Hurricane Irma


When fresh air in hospitals went out the window

Hospital went from luxury resorts to windowless boxes in the 1940s


Surgeon links double lung transplant to surgical smoke

After years of inhaling surgical plume, surgeon was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis



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