How Building Materials Turn Toxic During a Fire

As wildfire season continues in California, it’s important to be aware of the less-obvious hazards of wildfires (and building fires in general). Buildings that end up being destroyed and burned can emit hazardous toxins from different kinds of materials when they burn, including insulation, carpeting and piping. Learn more.

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Tips to Combat Heat Island Effect Around Your Building

You don’t have to live in a large city or be in the middle of summer to experience the heat island effect. Janelle Penny, editor-in-chief of Buildings, shares what this is and what you can do to lower the impact it has on your facility. (This was a previously live-recorded FM Friday episode.)

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