Planting Trees and Saving Lives

The world is finally beginning to listen to Mother Nature. Over the past couple years, people have started to realize that we need to take care of the planet in order to take care of ourselves. Along with the expanded stress of eating healthier and exercising regularly in advertisements, green building and design has also come into play. With new standards such as LEED and the Well Institute, everyone is coming together to help preserve our land instead of ignoring important environmental factors. A new study has found that simply planting trees can help improve our health. Continue reading

Lower Heating Costs This Winter with These Tips

What can we say? We like to be warm! Sometimes slippers and Snuggies just won’t do the trick. If your household or boss is anything like mine, the heater is left untouched during winter due to fear of high energy costs. Fear not, as below you will find 5 tips for lowering your heating costs this winter. Continue reading

Low Indoor Humidity Levels Cause Illness

During the winter, the indoor air can become more dry than usual, but did you know that this also causes the humidity levels to drop? A low indoor humidity level is an advocate for the spread of pathogens, such a flu and cold viruses. Continue reading

Continued Strive Towards Being Green Calls for Better Indoor Air Quality

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, allowing buildings to be part of a green building certification program. Many facilities are taking a stand in the race for generating a greener, healthier environment for our future. What most do not know is that there is a new supplemental green building certification program that goes hand-in-hand with LEED. This is called The Well Standard. Continue reading

Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes and Autism

A recent study in Augsburg, Germany shows that exposure to air pollution may put people at higher risk for diabetes. The data was collected from almost 3,000 people to track the glucose levels and other metabolic measures in junction with air pollutants in areas where they reside. Continue reading

The Importance of Fire Damper Inspections

Fire dampers are a piece of fire protection equipment that is installed throughout the air duct system in buildings. They can be found in all commercial and large buildings in fire zones. These passive products are key to preventing the spread of a fire should one occur. They are composed of steel shutters that quickly close when the presence of fire and/or smoke is detected. The closing mechanism must be inspected to ensure proper operation in the case of an emergency. Continue reading

Healthcare Services Manager Interview

We wanted to highlight one of our newest team members, Alan Inbody, by conducting an interview.

What are your primary job responsibilities in your new position with Airtek Indoor Air Solutions?
My primary responsibilities are to reach out to hospitals to introduce them to the services that Air Tek and Alliance provides. In doing this, I meet with hospitals along with the Facilities/Engineering staff as well as the operations Management. With some of our services, we also work with the Safety and Security Departments of the hospital and I meet with them as well to offer our services that we provide. When we get an opportunity to help the hospital, Medical Office Building, or any other buildings they manage or own, I get involved in many ways; from helping to walk the job to figure out what needs to be done, to bidding out the job, helping to staff the work we have to complete, as well as following up with the clients to make sure the job went well. If there are any issues that arise while we are doing work or after the work is completed, I also assist with the customer service and customer follow up for the work that has been performed. I am also very involved with one of the Organizations that support this industry called CSHE, which is the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. There are (4) Chapters in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego) that I go to monthly meetings and I am also on many committees for each of these chapters. On top of that, I have been the LA CSHE Secretary/Treasurer for the past four years. Some of my other duties include going to events and conferences for this Sector. There are also other Sectors or Market Vertical’s that I go introduce our services to which are Commercial, Retail, Property Management, Schools and Universities, Builders and General Contractors, etc. Continue reading

AirTek Welcomes New Healthcare Services Manager

AirTek Indoor Solutions is excited to announce the addition of Alan Inbody to our team of professionals. Alan joins AirTek as the Healthcare Services Manager and will be based out of our corporate headquarters in Azusa. Continue reading

Kosher Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

When working in religious establishments, there are numerous additional guidelines you must adhere to. On top of federal and state regulations, abatement or restaurant kitchen cleaning, your company must also be aware of the religious regulations. For kosher kitchens, you team must follow the below guidelines: Continue reading

Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Colorado Springs School District 11 recently performed a case study on the District’s energy management program.  With the support of the superintendent, board of education and a full-time coordinator—they have an estimated annual energy savings of more than $928,000 and significant IAQ improvements. Continue reading

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