The American Society for Healthcare Engineering's free monograph on operating room HVAC setback strategies summarizes the opportunities and main considerations for using such strategies and describes options for implementing them. The PDF can be downloaded at



Infection control

A new Clostridium difficile Prevention Tool Kit: Evidence-based Practices in Environmental Surface Disinfection is available from Clorox Healthcare. The free tool kit includes a C. difficile calculator, disinfecting best practices, implementation tools and more. To order, visit




The InterNational Association of Lighting Management Companies offers assistance in finding qualified partners to help design and implement lighting system modifications that achieve the intended objectives. For help, visit




A free guide called Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment is available from the Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers. To download the guide, go to