PEST CONTROL // Orkin LLC's "Seasonal Guide to Pests" includes 11 pest profiles that range from termites and cockroaches to flies and birds. The guide provides details on why each poses a unique risk, physical evidence of their activity within a facililty, seasons when they're most prevalent, prevention tips and potential treatments. The guide helps users to proactively diagnose pest activity and strengthen integrated pest management programs for an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management with the least possible hazard to staff and patients.
EQUIPMENT // Carrier Corp. has added new capabilities to its Carrier Chillers mobile app, which offers consulting and gives facilities engineers a quick and easy way to select a commercial packaged chiller. Now, with cloud technology, the app is immediately and automatically updated. In just three steps, users can obtain key technical data and product features for Carrier air-cooled and water-cooled chillers. It is available for the iPad tablet, and both iPhone and Android smartphones.
DESIGN // The Center for Health Design has launched a portion of the new Topic Toolbox, titled "Impact of Aging." It is the organization's ninth topic toolbox to launch since last November. Each toolbox contains a library of newly created and staff-curated content, such as research findings, expert insights, strategies, tools and other useful resources connecting the built environment to better health outcomes and reduced cost of care. It also includes webinars and the Universal Design Strategies: Impact of Aging Considerations Checklist.