Clean Building

Environmental & Risk Management

Clean Building

Successful facility professionals need to actively monitor the potential of indoor environmental hazards, such as asbestos and radon to lead paint and mold. ARCHIBUS Clean Building helps these managers protect the health of building occupants, minimize organizational liability, and avoid costly fines or possible litigation. Unlike spreadsheets or other non-integrated tools, Web-based ARCHIBUS Clean Building provides a flexible and highly systematic process to help ensure all hazardous materials are quickly and accurately located, tracked, and abated using searches that connect directly to graphical views of space and equipment inventories. In addition, Clean Building’s ability to easily share and integrate hazardous materials data with other systems and processes greatly decreases the likelihood of errors / omissions, averts unnecessary shutdowns, and reduces the overall cost of regulatory compliance.

Ensure a Safe Work Environment

Facilities managers are increasingly responsible for monitoring a multitude of indoor environmental hazards that are detrimental to building occupants and service providers, such as asbestos, mold, radon, and lead-based paint. ARCHIBUS Clean Building helps managers identify those materials and mitigate their adverse effects in the workplace. With improved information accuracy, managers are then better able to anticipate and avoid safety-related problems, while improving the quality of work life.

Improve Compliance to Avoid Regulatory Action

In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) has recently imposed an up to four-fold increase in the cost of environmental-related citations. As expensive as those violations can be, an escalation into environmental litigation can be financially crippling to an organization and extremely detrimental to its public image. ARCHIBUS Clean Building provides the integrated and systematic processes to make compliance comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective.

Avoid Costly Shutdowns

While regulatory oversight may sometimes seem arbitrary and costly, an even more expensive outcome is a total or partial facility shutdown because of mistakes in hazardous material identification or abatement. The resulting lost productivity and, possibly, lost revenue is always difficult to recover. For example, if a white powdery substance is found crumbling off a pipe in a heavily used corridor, an entire building may need to be evacuated until test results arrive, and if positive, until the hazard is remediated. ARCHIBUS Clean Building may help avoid a shutdown based on quickly accessing prior sampling results that may have been previously documented.

Reduce Operational Costs

Successfully tracking and managing hazardous materials across multiple buildings can be extremely challenging in terms of both time and resources expended. ARCHIBUS Clean Building can help reduce the cost of maintaining this information, as well as the expense of substance identification, sampling, and remediation. Users can flexibly define any number of hazardous substances to survey, sample, track, and abate. Clean Building lets managers efficiently handle the extensive data and record keeping necessary to achieve an auditable, closed-loop tracking and reporting system.

Benefits

  • Facilitates a safe working environment for building occupants by reducing potential exposure to hazardous materials
  • Minimizes the potential for expensive litigation and monetary damages resulting from regulatory actions and/or occupational illnesses
  • Averts costly operating shutdowns, loss of facility use, penalties, or fines resulting from hazardous material violations
  • Reduces operational costs for regulatory compliance by streamlining the process of identifying, locating, sampling, documenting, and abating hazardous materials

Activities and Reports

  • Hazard Assessment Scoreboard
  • Hazard Assessment Summary Chart
  • Hazard Assessment Items Summary
  • Hazard Assessments by Location Drilldown
  • Hazard Assessment Count by Location
  • Hazard Assessment Count by Year
  • Hazard Assessment Costs by Project
  • Buildings and Rooms by Project
  • Buildings and Rooms with Assessments
  • Floor Plans with Hazard Assessments
  • Hazard Assessments by Building Map
  • Hazard Activity Summary
  • Hazard Areas and Assessment Items

Quickly identify areas with hazardous conditions using graphical views to streamline sampling and documentation processes in the course of abatement.