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Joint Commission Resuming On-Site Inspections

April 06, 2021

Joint Commission resumes unannounced visits to healthcare facilities in 2021. Read what process changes have occurred that impact Facility Maintenance.

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Important Updates for NYC Cooling Tower Compliance in 2021

March 19, 2021

2020 - Brought new updates to NYC Cooling Tower & Legionella Compliance. Read the latest changes and what they mean for your building maintenance team now!

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How to Prepare a Successful HOA Board Meeting

March 02, 2021

Show your value to the board by holding more engaging meetings. Check out this blog for best practices to hold effective & successful HOA Board Meetings.

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4 Habits of Successful Property Managers

February 08, 2021

Learn what habits can improve your Property Management career and help you take control of your Building Management Workflows. Maximize your success now!

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Staying Ahead of the Compliance Survey - Lunch & Learn Recap

February 05, 2021

Healthcare facilities around the country are concerned with compliance surveys. Joe Glaski breaks down the survey process and how to prepare for success.

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Making Sense of Sensor Based Data

January 25, 2021

Building automation systems provide real-time readings of building equipment. With the industry trending towards digital, is this the most valuable data?

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Streamline Your Building's Preventative Maintenance & Daily Rounds Program

January 13, 2021

SmartRounds is Building Maintenance Software to streamline your building's preventative maintenance and daily equipment checks. Digital recordkeeping enables complex analysis to be done in a few clicks.

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The Season of Giving

December 23, 2020

It has been a tough year for everyone, but with the holidays coming up we wanted to give back to our community and share holiday cheer with those in need.

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Vitralogy Explains - Local Law 55

November 30, 2020

NYC Local Law 55 mandates that building owners and managers ensure tenants' homes are free of mold and pests, and remediate such asthma allergen hazards.

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What Are You Thankful For?

November 23, 2020

What are you thankful for this year? It's been a tough year but Vitralogy is still thankful for the lessons and opportunities that 2020 has taught us.

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Vitralogy Explains: Local Law 1 Updates & Lead-Based Paint Hazards

November 03, 2020

Along with Local Law 1's lead paint rules, a recent amendment has redefined important changes which NYC landlords are required to be in compliance with.

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Vitralogy Explains NYC Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)

October 28, 2020

New York City’s Facade Inspection Safety Program requires inspections every five years for buildings more than six stories tall, and was recently amended to include stricter evaluations, enhanced experience qualifications, and increased penalties.

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Vitralogy Explains: Local Law 152 - Gas Piping Inspections

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 Webinar Session Vitralogy Explains: Local Law 152 - Gas Piping Inspections. We go in-depth with the legislation and explain it entirely.

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Vitralogy Explains New York State Garage Assessments

October 21, 2020

New York now requires statewide periodic inspections for all parking garages every three years, with New York City expected to adopt similar requirements.

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Vitralogy Explains NYC Local Law 152

October 08, 2020

New York City Local Law 152 governs gas piping system inspections, and mandates they be conducted by a licensed master plumber every four years and encompass all exposed components from point of entry into buildings, among other requirements.

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Local Law 31 Amends Lead Remediation Requirements. Here’s What That Means.

September 22, 2020

New York City’s Local Law 31 strengthens and expands lead exposure prevention regulations, mandating more stringent inspections and record keeping, among other directives, for building owners and managers.

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How To Manage Fitness Center Maintenance During COVID

September 09, 2020

Now that gyms and fitness facilities are open again in New York state, here is how to manage maintenance during COVID to keep staff and patrons safe.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Preparing For The Joint Commission Survey

August 27, 2020

Learn how to ace the Joint Commission Survey for healthcare facilities by watching our free webinar, hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

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Vitralogy’s Free Wiki Is Your Compliance Playbook for 70+ NYC Regulations

July 17, 2020

Vitralogy’s free Regulatory Wiki outlines requirements for more than 70 NYC regulations, so you’ll never miss a step in the compliance process again.

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What Are the Requirements of Cooling Tower Maintenance?

June 30, 2020

If your building has large-scale cooling needs, you probably rely on cooling towers. We break down the step-by-step cooling tower maintenance process.

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The Why and How of Optimizing Your Hospital's Legionella Prevention Policy

June 09, 2020

Your hospital's legionella prevention policy is a matter of life and death. Here's how to optimize it and get the best results possible.

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How To Mitigate Legionella Growth During The COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15, 2020

Consult state health department and federal CDC guidelines to properly mitigate Legionella growth in underused buildings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which include increasing maintenance and testing, flushing, and implementing a comprehensive water management program.

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Legionella Testing: Too Important to Overlook

May 08, 2020

Legionella testing saves time, money, and most importantly, lives.

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How To Manage Your Buildings During Shoulder Season

April 28, 2020

Performing maintenance during shoulder season can be costly, but if you do it right, you can save money and prevent stress. Here’s how.

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The Simplest Way To Improve Your Facility Maintenance

April 17, 2020

Improve your facility maintenance by going digital. Here's how.

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Why You No Longer Need Paper Maintenance Log Sheets

April 08, 2020

Paper maintenance log sheets were once king, but there's a better way: digital log sheets. Here's why you should update how you perform rounds.

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How To Clean Your Facilities To Fight COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The best practices for facility management in the time of COVID-19.

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Why Facility Managers Turn to Third-Party Vendors to Enlist Digital Technology

June 12, 2019

Digital transformation holds significant benefits for facilities management operations, but is intimidating. A third-party vendor can simplify the process.

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New York City Council Approves Stricter Legionella Compliance Regulations

April 09, 2019

The new legislation increases the frequency buildings must report to the NYC Department of Health, and publicly discloses those in violation of Legionella Compliance mandates.

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As Legionnaires' Cases Multiply, Concerns About Lax Oversight Intensify

March 19, 2019

As the CDC reports a more than fivefold increase in Legionnaires' cases since 2000, pressure mounts on lawmakers and facility managers to implement intuitive technology and comprehensive oversight to thwart the spread of this potentially deadly disease.

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Why 2019 Will Be the Year of Legionella Compliance

January 18, 2019

Innovative technology and greater awareness of the realities of Legionella regulations in New York City give Team Vitralogy confidence that 2019 will be a landmark year for Legionella compliance.

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Case Study: Leading University Medical Center

January 07, 2019

With Vitralogy's Virtual Logbook, a renowned university medical center in Manhattan has been able to stay free of Legionella compliance violations through consistent inspections.

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CDC Reports Legionnaires' Cases Continue to Rise in New York State

October 19, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expects the number of Legionnaires' disease cases in New York State this year to exceed 2017's total, further highlighting building owners’ struggle to monitor and manage Local Law 77 (LL77).

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Vitralogy Serves as Authority on the Evolution of Legionella Compliance

October 19, 2018

Vitralogy CTO Joseph McEvoy shares valuable insights with Habitat Magazine, explaining that NYC building owners and managers will be under increasing scrutiny to maintain a compliant Legionella prevention and management process, and must complete corrective actions in a timely manner.

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Vitralogy Facilitates Legionella Compliance: A Retail Client Story

October 05, 2018

Vitralogy's automated maintenance and repair forms, account management teams, and mandatory work sequences are just some of the platform features that helped the manager of a large NYC retail space become Legionella Compliant.

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What Happens After a Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak?

September 11, 2018

Several critical protocols are implemented following a Legionnaires' disease outbreak, including: detailed examinations of victims and those suspected of being infected, the utilization of a nationwide database, a forensic examination to determine its source, and ultimately, disinfection procedures.

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NYC Local Law 77 Poised to Go National

August 10, 2018

As cases of Legionnaires' disease continue to increase across the United States, the possibility of New York City's Local Law 77 being enacted on a national scale grows ever stronger.

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As Legionella Regulations Move from Education to Enforcement, Vitralogy Evolves

July 11, 2018

NYC officials are strictly enforcing new Legionella Compliance regulations for the maintenance of cooling towers, and while the recent rise in violations has been expensive for building owners, a CDC study suggests strict enforcement is necessary to preventing Legionnaires' outbreaks.

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Legionella Control in Public Spaces

May 29, 2018

How hospitals, universities and skyscrapers in NY have successfully implemented Vitralogy.

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Case Study: Edward J. Minskoff Equities

April 30, 2018

Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc. develops, owns, leases, and manages institutional quality real estate properties in urban centers in the United States.

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The Vitralogy Platform: Key Differentiators

April 13, 2018

Learn how the comprehensive Vitralogy Platform stacks up against generic compliance solutions.

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Vitralogy as Antidote to NY Local Law 77

March 27, 2018

Habitat Magazine profiles Vitralogy’s solution to Legionella Compliance in New York City.

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Best Practices in Cooling Tower Maintenance: Protecting Building Owners from Violations, Fines and Outbreaks

March 08, 2018

Understanding the ins and outs of cooling tower maintenance and compliance is crucial for building owners and water treaters.

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New Study Details Alarming Legionella Bacteria Instances in Hospital Cooling Towers

February 26, 2018

National study confirms the findings of an investigation into recent Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks in New York City.

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NYC Legionella Inspection Leniency is Ending

February 02, 2018

Cooling tower scrutiny and fines intensify as inspectors double down on violations.

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Vitralogy: The Water Treater’s Best Friend

January 03, 2018

Driving Compliance Through Process. Vitralogy’s innovative software platform is a critical asset and complement to the cooling tower water treatment process.

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National News Media Reports on “Steep Jump” in Legionnaires’ Disease

December 21, 2017

Huffington Post Article Sparks Renewed Efforts to Manage and Contain the Potentially Fatal Bacteria Known to Cause Legionnaires’ Disease.

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Hospitals: Early Adopters of Legionella Compliance Software

December 12, 2017

Vitralogy was founded to assist building owners, facility engineers and water treaters in mitigating the fines and risks associated with Legionella Compliance.

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The Role of Facility Manager Goes High-Tech

November 06, 2017

From innovative work spaces to automated systems monitoring and Legionella mitigation, facility management is very much part of the technology revolution.

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What Is ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015?

November 06, 2017

ASHRAE 188-2015 identifies the types of buildings that require a water management program and the components of that program in preventing legionella bacteria.

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Vitralogy Presents New Legionella Compliance Platform to REBNY

November 06, 2017

Vitralogy was invited to address the REBNY board to speak about the growing concern of Legionnaires' Disease and the treatment process of water cooling towers.

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Understanding New York's Groundbreaking Legionella Legislation

October 30, 2017

New York City has the most stringent guidelines in the country involving cooling tower maintenance to prevent the growth and spread of legionella bacteria.

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