How Design Works for You [AIA]

This resource from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is designed to assist consumers in the architectural design process and the considerations involved in selecting and working with an architect. The site incorporates streaming videos that depict the design process. The site also addresses sustainable building practices, focusing on energy efficient design strategies, and shows how schools across the country are using elements of sustainable design in order to create healthier learning environments for students.

Hurricane Recovery [OSHA]

This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) includes fact sheets on natural disaster recovery, flood cleanup, general decontamination, molds and fungi, heat stress, hand hygiene, downed electric wires, portable generator safety, and numerous other topics. It also includes news, public service announcements, and information on training programs and other government resources.

Hurricane Response: Storm and Flood Cleanup [NIOSH]

This site from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) helps employers and workers prepare in advance for response activities to hurricanes, and to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses once rescue, recovery, and clean-up begin. It contains information on such work-related hazards as electrical hazards, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat stress, hazardous materials, fire, confined spaces, and falls. It includes information specific to healthcare workers and managers of hospitals and medical care facilities.

Hurricanes: Health and Safety [CDC]

This site from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains information about Hurricane Readiness, Hurricane Recovery (including preventing illness, keeping food and water safe, environmental concerns, animal & insect hazards, when the power goes out, and cleaning up safely), Info for Specific Groups (response & cleanup workers, evacuation centers, health professionals, schools, etc.), and other resources, as well as related news and several Hurricane Katrina resources.

HVAC For Beginners (What is HVAC)

A free information source explaining the function of the various mechanical systems (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) that may be found in a building. Presented in layman’s terms, the information can be used both as a training tool and as a reference source for all interested, especially for building operators, operations managers, property managers, and tenant service personnel. The site includes methods for energy conservation/management.

Indoor & Outdoor Environmental Quality [DOE]

This site from the Department of Energy’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Berkeley Lab offers research and resources on all aspects of indoor and outdoor environmental quality. Research areas include: Advanced Ventilation & Pollutant Control, Airflow & Pollutant Transport, Atmospheric Aerosols, Health & Productivity, Modeling, Pollutant Exposure & Health Risk, Source Emissions & Transport, and Urban & Regional Air Quality.

Indoor Air Quality [EPA]

This site from the US Environmental Protection Agency provides background material on IAQ as well as publications, related links, and IAQ hotlines. Topics include: asthma, IAQ tools for schools, IAQ design tools for schools, molds & moisture, radon, IAQ in large buildings, and green buildings.

Indoor Air—Mold [EPA]

This site from the Environmental Protection Agency provides extensive online information, training, and resources on mold-related topics. The resource page includes: Introduction to Molds, Basic Mold Cleanup, Ten Things You Should Know about Mold, Asthma and Mold, Floods/Flooring, Health and Mold, Indoor Air Regulations and Mold, Large Buildings and Mold, and Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality.

Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

Online portal of [ITALICS]Industrial Safety & Hygiene News[/ITALICS] magazine. The site includes industry news, feature articles, products, columns, a calendar of events, and numerous resources such as market research, classified ads, a buyers guide, showrooms, OSHA resources, sites, e-learning, and an ASSE bookstore.

Industrial Technologies Program [EERE]

This program of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy works with US industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. Research and development focuses on combustion, materials, sensor and process control systems, and industrial energy systems such as combined heat and power. Technical assistance includes plant assessments, software tools, training, and publications.

Infrared Thermography [AIRT]

This site from the Academy of Infrared Thermography explains the use of infrared thermography as a condition-monitoring tool to assist in the reduction of maintenance costs on mechanical equipment, helping a company predict equipment failure and plan corrective action. The technique allows for the monitoring of temperatures and thermal patterns while the equipment is online and running under full load, and can be used on a wide variety of equipment including pumps, motors, bearings, pulleys, fans, drives and conveyors.

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

IHSA works with employers and workers in Ontario to eliminate occupational injury and illness. It serves the aggregates, construction, electrical, natural gas, ready-mix concrete, transportation, and utilities industries. IHSA offers training programs, auditing and consulting services, and health and safety resources. IHSA was founded in January 2010 by amalgamating the Construction Safety Association of Ontario, the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and the Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario.

Innovative Technologies [EPA]

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Technology Innovation Program site provides information about characterization and treatment technologies for the hazardous waste remediation community. It offers technology selection tools and describes programs, organizations, and publications for federal and state personnel and others who are addressing the contamination of soil or groundwater.

InnoVisions Canada (IVC)/Canadian Telework Association (CTA)

Site shared by IVC—telework and flex-work consultants, and by CTA—non-profit association dedicated to promoting telework. Includes extensive information about all aspects of telework from both the teleworker’s and manager’s viewpoint, including taxes, office space, transport/environment, and emergency preparedness. Also includes extensive news, humor, case studies, conferences, and products.

Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en Santé et en Sécurité du Travail (IRSST)

This Québec-based, private scientific research organization conducts research to help prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases, and to aid in the rehabilitation of affected workers. Research projects and publications are available on its site in such areas as: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Noise and Vibration; Protective Equipment; and Safety of Industrial Tools, Machines and Processes.

Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)

IMT is a nonprofit organization promoting energy efficiency, green building, and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. IMT’s work addresses market failures that inhibit investment in energy efficiency and sustainability in the building sector. Its activities include technical and market research, educational outreach, and the crafting of building codes and other policy and program initiatives.

Institute for Research in Construction (IRC)

The National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) is Canada’s construction research agency. Research programs include: Building Envelope and Structure, Fire Research, Indoor Environment, and Urban Infrastructure. The site offers information in French and English on publications, research, product evaluations and codes. Relating to property and asset owners/managers, IRC provides services to public and private sector organizations in Canada and the US and evaluates new and innovative building or infrastructure systems.

Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) [NRC]

The National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) is Canada’s construction research agency. Research programs focus on: Building Envelope and Structure, Fire Research, Indoor Environment, and Urban Infrastructure. The site offers information in French and English on publications, research, product evaluations, and codes. Relating to property and asset owners/managers, IRC provides services to public and private sector organizations in Canada and the US and evaluates new and innovative building or infrastructure systems.

Institute of Infrared Thermography (IRT)

IRT provides training in infrared thermography as it applies to the electrical industry, plastics, steel, electronics, energy conservation and savings, building energy conservation and building audits, building facades, roof thermography, water leak detection, security, and many other applications. The site offers information about thermography and IRT training as well as news and other resources.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), this international organization serves both the multi-family and commercial real estate management sectors as an advocate and a source for education, resources, information, and membership. IREM promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs, including the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification, the Accredited Commercial Manager certification, and the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) accreditation. The site includes news and information on IREM educational offerings, conferences, and publications, a member forum, an archive of Journal of Property Management articles, job information, and links to government and real estate resources.

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)

IWFM (formerly the British Institute of Facilities Management [BIFM]) is the pioneering body for UK workplace and FM professionals. IWFM shares best practice and knowledge with the profession and supports member’s professional development through internationally recognized, regulated qualifications, short courses and training. Membership benefits include professional recognition, networking opportunities, career guidance, access to knowledge resources, and more.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

This applied research and training facility aims to advance building science and improve construction materials and systems to help prevent natural disaster-related losses. It offers research, building codes, public policy updates, its FORTIFIED program to improve the quality of residential and light commercial buildings, its Open for Business tool for business continuity, and Commercial Maintenance articles.

International Alliance For Interoperability—North America [NIBS]

A global standards-setting organization under the National Institute of Building Sciences that represents diverse constituencies, including architects and engineers, research scientists, commercial building owners, government officials, FMs, software companies, and building product manufacturers. Members are committed to promoting effective means of exchanging information among all software platforms and applications serving the AEC+FM community by adopting a single Building Information Model (BIM). IAFC publishes specifications for Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) as BIM and as a basis for AEC project information sharing.

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Formerly called Auditorium Managers, this professional association is committed to the professional operation of public assembly venues, including amphitheatres, arenas, convention centers, and stadiums. The site includes a Buyers Guide for locating products and services for a venue; a Member Directory; and a Venue Locator. The organization publishes Facility Manager Magazine, Venue Safety & Security Magazine, and IAVM Newsletter.