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Archive for June, 2017

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Compliance News: CMS Strengthens Regulations against Legionella in Healthcare Facilities

The fight against Legionella bacteria within healthcare facilities has been a topic of healthcare industry discussions and concern for more than a decade. CMS substantially raised the bar in June 2017 when it issued a revised Survey & Certification Letter [S&C 17-30-Hospitals/CAHs/NHs REVISED 06.09.2017] PDF entitled “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water […]

Press Release

SSR Announces New Board Members and Officers

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Ross, PE, and Susan Osterberg to the SSR Board of Directors. “SSR has benefited greatly from Susan’s and Jon’s leadership and commitment,” said Rob Barrick, Chairman of the Board. “They have […]

Industry Article

Using Building Energy Modeling to Devise an HVAC Plan

Healthcare HVAC systems serve many functions and are highly regulated by agencies such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). These functions and requirements lead mechanical systems to being among the largest portions of most healthcare facilities’ construction budgets. Many facility owners are also looking for high-performance HVAC systems that keep energy cost and […]