South Bronx hospital adopts new anti-microbial cooling tower technology to stave off Legionnaires' Disease
July 23, 2018
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of lung infection caused by exposure to bacteria known as Legionella. Found naturally in freshwater environments like lakes and streams, Legionella becomes a health hazard when it grows unabated in water that is not properly treated. While this can include shower heads, hot tubs, and hot water heaters, cooling towers are often found to be the source of outbreaks.
Like any supermarket chain, Giant Eagle operates in a very competitive marketplace where energy management can be a crucial ingredient to success and profitability. That's why the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based chain carefully manages its stores' critical energy consumers: lighting, refrigeration and HVAC equipment.
Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC equipment operating reliably and at peak efficiency. More importantly, it greatly reduces the risk of breakdown during extreme weather conditions when the unit is needed most- and repairs are the most costly. It also adds extensive longevity to the life of the unit.
There are 2.2 million acres of scenic forest in the state of Pennsylvania, teeming with local wildlife and valuable resources. These resources — such as pure water, sustainable timber, and natural gas — need to be managed, preserved and maintained both for the habitats of plants and animals, as well as opportunities for outdoor recreation. Roughly 70,000 of those acres fall within the boundaries of Buchanan State Forest, which is named after the 15th President of the United States James Buchanan.
Sadly, it’s rare to hear about comfort and affordable housing together as one. Too often, there’s a compromise that must occur. It’s usually comfort that gives way to price and ease of installation. Yet, managers of Prairie Meadows, a Section 8 housing community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, stood firm to make the change. Built in the 70s, the housing complex is undergoing a sweeping retrofit, aided by government funding.
A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study involving 196 cooling towers nationwide found that 84 percent contained Legionella DNA, indicating that the dangerous bacteria that causes a severe, even fatal type of pneumonia were present or had been at some point.
For Alpine Ductless, consistency is key. Unlike traditional HVAC businesses that have to stock all types of systems, Alpine Ductless only has to carry what it needs for that one very consistent and streamlined ductless installation process.
Village Square is a development in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The project is constructing a 30-townhouse community. A handful of homes are already completed, and the rest slated for completion through the end of 2018. Each home in the community offers residents 2,711 square feet of space spread across four floors.
As one of the leading research universities in the United States, Georgia Tech has an ongoing commitment to sustainable design and architecture. At their Atlanta campus, the University has invested in advanced Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems to provide comfortable and energy efficient indoor environments for more than 23,000 enrolled students.
Corbett Lunsford’s home stands out from other homes because it’s high-performance. But his high-performance home also stands out from other high-performance homes. The reason: It’s on wheels, and is currently on a one-year tour across the country. The purpose of the tour is to educate homeowners, realtors, and building professionals about performance – what it means, what products help achieve it and how you can assess professionals who claim to offer it.