Sometime last year, our Monday morning meeting got a little off track. Normally, these meetings are designed to kick off the week and set out a road map on how to get everything done, and give our teams the resources they need to go above and beyond. The topic that got us off topic was microgrids. Continue reading “Microgrid Island: Tasmania’s Small Sustainability Project”
The cannabis industry knows that it has a tremendous responsibility to improve its sustainability. The National Cannabis Industry Association recently released a comprehensive study that includes recommendations on how to improve sustainability and efficiency for growers. Continue reading “National Cannabis Industry Association Announces Sustainability Plan”
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar get a lot of the press, but no matter what technologies you look at, storage is the real key. We take a short look at long-term energy storage and how it will change the world. Continue reading “What Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?”
The weather outside is about to be frightful. Inside, COVID-19 is making things scary as well. Continue reading “Humidity, Masks, And Air Flow: How To Prepare For Winter In A Pandemic”
As temperatures drop across the country, restaurants are scrambling to come up with solutions that will bring patrons back safely. We’ve got a blueprint to help.
Energy solutions will play a vital role in the American pandemic recovery. A new bill in the House of Representatives is a perfect example of how energy storage in particular will be key. Continue reading “House Passes Clean Economy and Jobs Innovation Act”
There’s more data on the safety of getting students back in the classroom. How can we ensure millions of families stay safe? Air purification and masks. But it may not be that simple. Continue reading “Masks + Air Purification = Safer Schools”
Nearly every day, we’re working with businesses that are trying to get back to normal. Understandably, they’re concerned about their employees; here’s how to do everything you can to keep your team safe. Continue reading “Back To Work The Safe Way”
Ventilation can help us all breathe easier. Buildings across the country have been working hard to bring workers and students back safely. Schools have had a unique opportunity to get things right; time. How have schools done with the summer months to reopen?
In April, New York City was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and the world. For weeks, its healthcare system was held together by sheer determination, with millions of people observing strict lockdown guidelines to flatten the curve. One of the earliest moves was to close schools across the city, a reaction that put a strain on all residents. The strain was worth it. Today, New York City and indeed New York state seems to be one of the most successful locations to have dealt with its outbreak.
However, all of that progress could be put into jeopardy over the coming weeks. Tens of thousands of students are heading back to school in-person. Earlier this summer, school officials pushed back the official start of face-to-face instruction to give educators and administration more time to adjust, test, and prepare. Just this week, however, twenty-one schools across the city advised teachers to stay home. Staff had been reporting to schools to prepare for school and to undergo annual professional development classes.
There is optimism that even the worst of those twenty-one schools could still be safe by the September 21 back-to-school date. The administration is working with a number of local contractors to make the necessary ventilation and HVAC improvements necessary to get those facilities up to the COVID-19 standards now in place.
While children currently account for just 3.3% of New York City’s coronavirus cases, that low rate of illness is likely thanks to such quick school closures and strict guidelines that canceled everything from class to team sports to events. To get back to school safely, proper HVAC and ventilation systems, including adequate air purification fixtures, will be vital.
At Keen, we’ve been working with Michigan schools and businesses to keep people safe. To learn more, call us today to schedule your COVID-19 consultation.
Cannabis production doesn’t necessarily need to take place inside, but in many states, it’s a simple reality. From laws to climate, indoor production isn’t going anywhere, but we do need to make it more sustainable. Continue reading “Cannabis Production Needs To Go Green”