Safety standards

Carbon Dioxide Levels In Buildings Correlate With Airborne COVID-19 Spread

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a poorly ventilated indoor space depends on the number of people who exhale their breath in that space. And aerosol virus contained in exhaled breath is a common way that COVID-19 germs are spread. Therefore, might the CO2 level in a given space serve as an approximation of the likelihood of coronavirus spread? Broadly speaking, poor ventilation of indoor spaces can increase the likelihood of aerosol transmission, and a higher CO2 level is an indicator of i...

Johnson Controls Survey Shows Customers Prioritizing New Integrated Technologies For Healthy Buildings And Meeting Sustainability Goals

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced results of independent surveys of 800+ building decision makers showing a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies. “At the center of a vision for a healthy world must be healthy buildings, and that means delivering on the most critical elements to serve People, Places and Planet,” said George Oliver, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of John...

Jobber Raises Funds To Help Small Home Service Businesses Modernize Their Operations With Support From Summit Partners

Jobber, a renowned provider of home service management software, announced a $60 million USD growth equity round led by global growth investor Summit Partners. The round includes participation from Jobber’s existing investors OMERS Ventures and Version One Ventures, as well as first-time participation from Tech Pioneers Fund. This growth financing will support continued investment in R&D, hiring, customer acquisition, and will help to further accelerate the company’s rapid growth...

Johnson Controls Launches DS-8 8.0K Dry Pendent Sprinkler To Protect Commercial Freezers And Outdoor Spaces

Johnson Controls, the pioneer for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is expanding its Tyco DS Dry Sprinkler product family to include the DS-8 8.0K (K 115) Dry Pendent Sprinkler. The enhanced features of the DS-8 Sprinkler make it ideal for protecting commercial freezers and outdoor spaces like balconies, breezeways, loading docks and parking garages. The DS-8 Dry Sprinkler provides more flexibility for designers and offers the possibility fo...

Armstrong Fluid Technology Offers Free Wi-Fi Connectivity Kits With Pump Manager Subscription Service

Armstrong Fluid Technology announces that Wi-Fi Connectivity Kits will be provided at no extra cost with all new orders of Design Envelope pumps where the Pump Manager subscription service is also purchased. “Adding Pump Manager to a Design Envelope pump installation helps to support safe distancing in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.” said Tunji Asiwaju, Global Manager, Cloud Services. Remote performance tracking “To make the connection process easier, we’r...

Start-up and Inspection of Factory-Assembled Cooling Towers After Unplanned Shutdown

Until very recently the concept of unplanned shutdowns of HVAC systems and other evaporative cooling equipment in facilities was foreign to most building managers. Shutdowns would usually occur on a wholly scheduled basis, when equipment required planned maintenance, component repair, or replacement. But, with the occurrence of the global COVID-19 pandemic which saw hundreds of thousands of workers asked to work remotely literally overnight, we have seen thousands of buildings effectively mothb...

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