Energy Savings Gained through HVAC System Cleaning
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in large buildings or healthcare facilities can account for up to half the energy usage in these buildings! Complete cleaning of these systems, including the ductwork, vents, blowers, coils and other components, is an important aspect of keeping them running at peak efficiency.
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This year at the CSHE Annual Conference, Dennis Cohan, President of PREVENT Life Safety, gave a talk on the importance of infection control in hospitals and other sensitive environments. Nationwide, about one in 20 patients entering a hospital will acquire a potentially deadly infection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC [...]
#1 Reason for Fire Door Failure
Doors in any type of commercial facility take tremendous abuse from everyday use. In addition, the constant battering, propping open, slamming and jamming of the doors takes a toll on the door and frame integrity itself. The result is the most common deficiency among fire doors, “the failure to close [...]
Fire Doors in commercial buildings must be inspected annually.
Lately, we’ve been hearing from our customers that the local Fire Marshals are enforcing NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 requirements for Fire Door maintenance in commercial properties (offices, apartment buildings, etc.) and educational institutions (heard from a large Northern CA university). We have received news from [...]
Working in facilities management, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day details of keeping up with inspections and building maintenance. However, every once in a while we hear about something happen that serves as a reminder of the real reason life safety codes are put into place.
As you have probably heard already, [...]
Fire walls and fire doors are one of the most important components of a passive fire protection system and are required to be maintained regularly by IBC and NFPA 101. But when it comes to firestopping, industry experience counts.
Recently, an independent third party surveyor recently determined that when trades or in-house staff installs firestop systems, [...]
NFPA and DHI Offer Webinar: Click here to view.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Door Hardware Institute (DHI) recently teamed up to host a webinar regarding fire door inspections and maintenance. The association had come to the conclusion that many fire door inspectors were not properly inspecting fire rated doors due to limited knowledge [...]