Ventilation Tips to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities during the Winter Holiday

and   |  December 16, 2021

For the second holiday season the US is experiencing an escalation in COVID-19 cases. This presents cause for concern for long-term care facilities that anticipate an increase in visitors during the holidays. On top of this, colder winter temperatures mean facilities may not have the option to open windows to improve ventilation or to hold...
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Commissioning is Critical to Validating Containment in the Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) Environment

  |  November 3, 2021

Design standards, biosafety level criteria, and performance requirements are continually evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing technologies used in Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) laboratories. For BSL-3 laboratory mechanical systems, the ventilation and specific design features are vital to containment and protecting workers, the community, and critical research. Commissioning is an essential risk management strategy...
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Boston’s healthcare greenhouse gas emissions cut by 18% in 9 years despite growth

  |  September 14, 2021

The United States is the world’s highest emitter of healthcare greenhouse gases (GHG), accounting for 27% of the global healthcare footprint.1 Climate change impacts a wide range of health outcomes from asthma and cardiovascular disease to malnutrition and heat-related illness and deaths.2 Healthcare has the opportunity, and obligation, to promote the health of the community...
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Compliance with The Joint Commission’s New Water Management Standard Relies on Risk Assessment

  |  September 13, 2021

Most healthcare facility managers already have in place a water management plan that outlines control measures for mitigating the risk of waterborne pathogens. Despite this, many of those same facility managers find themselves struggling with how to implement these plans in line with The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new water management program standard for the Hospital...
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How COVID Has Taught Us to Make Air Travel Safer

  |  June 4, 2021

Airlines and airport operators are still trying to find their balance after the wallop the industry took due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as air travel continues to pick up in 2021, domestic air travel still remains below pre-pandemic levels. Perhaps the most frustrating part of this drop in passengers is airline and airport operators’...
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6 Steps to Creating a Water Management Program for Your Healthcare Facility

  |  April 27, 2021

The problem of Legionella bacteria growth in complex water systems has been known for decades, but recent changes to regulatory requirements have created a compliance issue for many healthcare facilities. If your hospital doesn’t currently have an effective water management program implemented with effective “control measures”, it’s time to make creating one a priority. The...
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EH&E Supports Rep. Auchincloss in Getting Kids Back to School

  |  April 14, 2021

Congressman Jake Auchincloss (Mass.) visited EH&E in April as part of his American Rescue Plan tour, highlighting the success of the plan and its priorities of “shots in arms, kids back to school, and Americans back to work.” EH&E has played a critical role in ensuring the safety of back-to-school plans, working closely with schools...
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Pandemic Building Commissioning: A Case-Specific Strategy for Reducing Infectious Risks

  |  March 30, 2021

Traditional processes for commissioning new buildings, or recommissioning existing buildings, follow a tactical approach to verifying the performance of HVAC systems and ensuring these energy-intensive systems continue to meet the building’s performance and energy efficiency expectations. It’s a process that provides tremendous value, with an average payback of 1.7 years for existing buildings through reduced...
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