IAQA University Webinar 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Although there are more than 10 million species of bacteria on earth, very few cause human illness. Of those species that do, only a small number have an airborne transmission. This webinar will discuss the impact of Legionella, filamentous bacteria and endotoxins on indoor air quality. You’ll learn why bacteria needs to be considered during a thorough air quality assessment.
$25 IAQA Members
$40 Non-IAQA Members
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***About the Instructor: Ian Cull is President of Indoor Sciences, an indoor air quality training and consulting company based in Chicago, IL. Mr. Cull is a professional engineer and indoor air quality consultant who has performed IAQ assessments since 1995 on all different building types. Mr. Cull wrote and developed 50 classes for the IAQA University covering topics such as HVAC, building science, assessments, sampling and remediation. Mr. Cull is a past board member and officer of the IAQA. He is a highly commended speaker that is known for making complex topics easy to understand.
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San Fernanado Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2015 Granada Hills. CAOnline registration for the 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (the largest in Los Angeles) opened on July 1, 2015. Please don’t be misled by the Valley in our name—everyone is invited to attend. Mother Nature pays no attention to our boundaries. By registering online, Fairgoers who bring their printed voucher to the Express Check-In Lane at the Fair will receive a token exchangeable at the Fair for one Family Emergency Preparedness (EP) Starter Kit (1 per family while supplies last). Online registrants will also receive Fair updates, directions, a site map, plus a free gift when they check in at the Fair.
Please encourage your stakeholders, family, and friends to register and attend! Everything at the Fair is free, thanks to our generous supporters and contributors, including many Neighborhood Councils throughout Los Angeles.
The emailed Welcome Letter that registrants receive will include information about the registrant’s Council District and Neighborhood Council specific to the address provided during the registration process. If your NC is one that has not yet submitted a short message (150-200 words) to your stakeholders for us to include in the Welcome Letter, please do so now. (Thank you to the NCs who have already submitted their outreach messages.) This is a valuable opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders, to let them know what you are doing for your community, and to encourage them to get involved. Please email your message to Bill Hopkins (Bill.Hopkins@SoCalPrep.us) right away.
For more details, or if your NC would like to host an Outreach booth at the Fair, send an email to Info@ValleyDisasterFair.com. Don’t miss this great opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders.
Thank you for helping all our stakeholders get prepared for disasters.
The 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills. Visit www.ValleyDisasterFair.com for more information and online registration. A Save The Date flyer can be downloaded here.
Check out the Fungi in Tarzana, CA. These molds/toad stools/fungi were found in some damp soil below a home. The exhaust for the dryer had detached and began pumping lint and moisture within the crawlspace. By increasing relative humidity in a small area fungi, molds, critters, and bugs can thrive.
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Chair Eric Garcetti today announced that the Metro Board has appointed Phillip Washington as the next CEO of Metro.
“Phil Washington is the ideal person to manage our $36 billion transportation infrastructure program to ease congestion, cut smog, and boost our economy for decades to come,” Mayor Garcetti said. “Phil Washington’s track record of maximizing project efficiency, securing much-needed funding, and increasing customer service will well-serve Metro riders and taxpayers.”
“I join with my colleagues on the Metro Board in welcoming Phillip Washington to Los Angeles. His experience in Denver delivering on projects is needed as we continue to expand the Metro system and carry out the will of the voters by implementing Measure R. Phillip Washington has earned a reputation as a creative manager and leader who has come up with innovative ways to get projects done,” said LA County Supervisor and Metro Vice Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas.
“With Phil Washington, we will continue to build a system that effectively moves people and goods across Los Angeles County,” said Duarte Councilmember and Metro Second Vice Chair John Fasana.
“I am excited to help Mayor Garcetti and the Metro Board deliver the best possible transit experience and infrastructure for the L.A.area,” Washington said.
Washington comes to Metro from Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) where he was unanimously selected as RTD’s CEO in December 2009 after serving as interim CEO for 6 months and the Assistant General Manager for nearly ten years.
In Denver, Washington was implementing the FasTracks program, one of the largest voter-approved transit expansion programs in the country. He was responsible for a total agency budget appropriation of $2.8 billion and managed more than $5 billion in active transit expansion projects. Under his management, RTD’s West Line Rail was completed eight months earlier and under budget, and the award-winning Denver
Union Station was completed 5 months ahead of schedule.
In 2012, Washington’s emphasis on safety training led to a 40 percent decrease in preventable bus accidents, and he has achieved an on time bus and rail rate of 90 percent and a 96 percent ADA on time performance.
Originally from the south side of Chicago, Washington is a 24-year veteran of the United States Army where he held the rank of Command Sergeant Major, the highest non-commissioned officer rank an enlisted person can achieve. Washington holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Columbia College and a M.A. in Management from Webster University.
Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is really three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines, a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and it is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County. Overseeing one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects largely funded by Measure R are under construction or in the planning stages. These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.
Metro’s current budget is $5.5 billion and average weekday ridership is about 1.4 million boardings.
Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti praised the Governor’s action on water conservation today and said that it will join with his Mayoral Executive directive from the Fall to further drive water use down in LA to reach Mayor Garcetti’s targets a reduction in per capita potable water use by 20% by 2017 and a 50% reduction in LADWP purchase of imported water by 2024.
The Governor’s announcement came earlier today following the State’s snow survey that show the snowpack at 6% of normal and the lowest on record. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) most recent snowpack survey results show just 1-inch of water content in the Eastern Sierra, 2% of normal, that supplies water to Los Angeles via the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This the lowest level recorded in LA history.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “We are making the drought a top priority because this record drought threatens our economy and environment at crisis levels. I welcome Gov. Brown’s announcement and the state’s response to our historic drought, which joins with my directive to cut our city’s water consumption by 20% by 2017 and increase rebates for residential turf removal to $3.75 per square foot. Since I announced my executive directive in October 2014, Los Angeles has reduced its water consumption by 7 gallons per capita per day and we are on track to meet our goal of 20% reduction by 2017. And in the current fiscal year, we’ve replaced three times as much turf as we have in all of last year. Now we must keep up our momentum to conserve, recycle and rethink how we use water to save money and ensure we have enough supply so that our city can thrive.”
Los Angeles has implemented various measures to continue drought response and cut back even further. Successes include:
Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Directive 5 in October 2014 increased turf removal and replacement rebates to $3.75 a square foot for residential customers. Since the program was rolled in 2009, Los Angeles customers both residential and commercial have removed nearly 14 million square feet of turf saving more than 480 million gallons of water each year. In the current fiscal year, turf rebates processed have already tripled as of February 15 compared to all of 2013-2014.
City departments have also accelerated turf removal and replacement in city facilities. LADWP alone has replaced 326,307 square feet of turf in 15 LADWP facilities.
In an effort to lead by example, City departments have reduced outdoor watering to two days a week for all city facilities and urged customers to do the same.
Los Angeles has reduced drinking water use at large landscapes including golf courses—currently, 76% of LA’s city public golf courses are irrigated with recycled water.
More than $280 million have been disbursed in water conservation rebates since 1990, yielding an annual water savings of more than 110,000 acre-feet or 36 billion gallons.