Salmon-Safe Urban Development Certification

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Salmon-Safe Urban Development Certification Salmon-Safeʼs Urban Development certification program is intended to promote ecologically sustainable land management that protects water quality and aquatic biodiversity. The program began in 2004 and has certified many projects, including high-rise, campuses, light industrial, and large-scale transportation projects in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Salmon-Safe is based in Portland, Oregon. […]

EPA “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge”

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, which is “a call to action and a set of guiding principles and best practices to assist building owners and operators with reducing risks from airborne viruses and other contaminants indoors.” The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge offers basic principles and […]

EEI Helps Seattle Public Schools Return to Safe In-Person Learning

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EEI recently completed a project for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to prepare school buildings for a safe return to in-person learning this fall. EEI partnered with the team of building scientists and industrial hygienists at Intertek to perform IAQ testing for the project. This originated last spring when SPS decided to take a proactive approach […]

The State of Washington Clean Buildings Act July 1, 2021 Landmarks

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July 1, 2021, is a milestone day for the Washington Clean Buildings Act. The day marks two important events for many Washington state building owners: All owners of covered commercial buildings should have received a notification letter for the program’s initial compliance schedule The Act’s Early Adopter Incentive Program begins What is the Clean Buildings […]

Commissioning Services Can Help Schools Stay Open This Fall

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Covid-19 cases will likely rise this fall and early winter. According to the recent Washington Post opinion article “Covid-19 cases will likely rise again in the fall. Here’s how to keep schools open.” by Joseph G. Allen and Michael Mina, closing schools would be a mistake. School closures are unnecessary now that we have vaccinations, […]