May 2017: Health and Safety

 

Something has shifted in safety attitudes and practices. It’s more than meeting Occupational Safety and...

Healthy buildings may be the breath of fresh air in the world of sustainable design....

Around 2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the saying, “The only...

Sanford Heart Hospital

Electrical contractors working in healthcare facilities must adhere to rigorous safety protocols, the National Electrical...

The term “safe” is defined as a state that is secure from the liability to...

The JATC of Greater Boston’s training room is stocked with essential PPE.

The Electrical trade is one of the most dangerous to work in. Electricians face the...


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| May 2017
Organic LED (OLED) is a solid-state lighting technology with strong potential for architectural lighting. The LED is a compact, directional point source.

, ASID’s office fixtures are lamped with color-changing LEDs or fluorescent lamps. To support the body’s circadian rhythm and promote health through lighting, a Lutron Quantum Control system shifts light color temperature throughout the day., To promote a healthy environment, the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) headquarters  has plenty of natural light and windows lined with plants, including herb gardens., ASID office light fixtures work with motion sensors, daylight controls and glare sensors (inset) that are part of Lutron’s solar-adaptive shading software. An astronomical clock knows where the sun should be at any given time, and the location and height of the building and surrounding buildings. , , To meet a platinum-level WELL standard for air quality, ASID indoor ozone levels are kept to less than 55 parts per billion. An installed ozone monitor alerts operation managers.
| May 2017
Healthy buildings may be the breath of fresh air in the world of sustainable design.

| May 2017
The U.S. nuclear-power industry just can’t seem to catch a break lately.

Opportunity awaits

| May 2017
In the United Kingdom, pregnant cows may now be better protected, thanks to sensors.

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| May 2017
Around 2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Who knew this ancient proverb would apply to

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