Industry News




 

08/26/2010

Mold Awareness Month

Learn about tips to avoid mold in your facility

 
Mold Awareness Month

Can you imagine having to cancel the second day of the school year because of mold? A school in Iowa recently bit the bullet and sent students home for two days due to mold found in several classrooms. September is Mold Awareness Month and The Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition (RSMC) recommends taking a proactive stance against water intrusions, which ultimately lead to mold growth.

The RSMC urges owners and managers to build dry, and stay dry. Regular inspections and preventative maintenance are key actions against mold. Incorporate these tips into your facility monitoring:   

  • Assess the level of cooling in infrequently used areas, such as storage. Overcooling can lead to excess condensation.
  • Clear drains, scuppers, gutters, and downspouts of any debris.
  • Check for improper or damaged flashing around parapets and roof penetrations. Poor flashing can cause water intrusion.
  • Vacuum or blow dry wall cavities before drywall is installed to ensure no debris is left behind that will encourage mold growth.
  • Maintain HVAC drainage pans and look for blockages.
  • In attic spaces, look for sheathing discoloration, the presence of ice, or rusty hardware, which are all signs of water intrusion.
  • Review the performance of mold-resistant products. Continual exposure to water will cause them to fail.

Mike Poellinger, chairman of the RSMC, also encourages owners and managers to be selective about green products in their facilities. While being eco-friendly can be achieved in many ways, none of them should compromise your building’s ability to manage and repel moisture.

To learn more about mold prevention and tips, click here

To learn about mold in Iowa schools, click here

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
11/26/2014

Survey shows green initiatives pay off in hiring as well as energy.

11/25/2014

More executives choosing alternatives to LEED.

11/24/2014

EPA challenge to increase diversion rates for the holidays.

11/21/2014

Framework allows users a better look at roofing's environmental impact.

11/20/2014

Study finds paper towel dispensers carry far fewer germs.

11/19/2014

Tool will help manage information during power outages.

11/18/2014

Requirements include energy, IEQ, and sustainability updates.

11/17/2014

Group of 17 properties earn energy efficiency designation.

11/14/2014

Water conservation efforts see results.

11/13/2014

Study shows sustainable investments weather the winter.

11/12/2014

Standard focuses on occupant health.

11/11/2014

EPA says cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

11/10/2014

Methane will be used as a fuel source.

11/07/2014

ASTM to target roofing material diversion rates. 

11/06/2014

ORNL scientists look to the future of renewable energy integration.

11/05/2014

Lawsuits unlikely to convince polluters to change opposition to legislative reform. 

11/04/2014

Green building investment jumps in 2013. 

11/03/2014

Study shows difference between reported and measured occupant behavior

10/31/2014

Report shows energy modeling as key to improving building performance

10/30/2014

Report shows healthy features and practices yield results.

Page 1 of 47
FirstPrevious[1]2345678910NextLast

Upcoming Webinars

Sponsored Links