Comfort Systems USA Announces HVAC Access and Indoor Air Quality Initiative.Business Editors
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2000
Responding to rising concerns that ventilation systems in buildings around the country remain too vulnerable to acts of terrorism, Comfort Systems USA (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :FIX) has announced the formation of a new HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) In the home or small office with a handful of computers, HVAC is more for human comfort than the machines. In large datacenters, a humidity-free room with a steady, cool temperature is essential for the trouble-free Access and Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor Initiative to educate customers on options to help mitigate such threats. The basis of this initiative stems from the company's general concern that the HVAC systems it designs, installs and services have the potential to expose large groups of people to hazardous contaminants.
"As a leading provider of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning air conditioning, mechanical process for controlling the humidity, temperature, cleanliness, and circulation of air in buildings and rooms. Indoor air is conditioned and regulated to maintain the temperature-humidity ratio that is most comfortable and healthful. (HVAC) services nationwide, Comfort Systems USA felt it was our responsibility to apply our technical expertise to help address growing concerns about bio- and chemical terrorism Noun 1. chemical terrorism - terrorism using the chemical agents of chemical warfare; can undermine the personal security of citizens; "a good agent for chemical terrorism should be colorless and odorless and inexpensive and readily available and not detectable until ," said Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Bill Murdy. "That's why we are carefully assessing the risks and developing practical solutions for the customers that have asked us to take the lead in their facilities."
Comfort Systems USA's clients own or manage some of the nations' largest commercial and industrial facilities, including office buildings, airports, government complexes, health care facilities, educational institutions and major sports stadiums.
Murdy also announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Chuck Sherman to head up the initiative within Comfort Systems USA. Sherman leads Comfort Systems USA's Business Solutions Group, a business unit responsible for developing large integrated solutions and having strong expertise in the development of facility assessment tools.
"We are taking a phased approach in looking at the prevention, detection and response to the risk of harmful agents spread through HVAC systems, " said Sherman. "There are many variables we take into account when addressing a facility's vulnerability.
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3. Sherman, Comfort Systems USA looks closely at a range of subjects including placement of air intake vents air filtering technology, equipment room access, isolation of mailroom air handling systems and even service technician background screening and badging.
"It is important that facility owners and managers understand that there are actions that they can take today to help safeguard against tampering tampering The adulteration of a thing. See Drug tampering. with their HVAC systems," concluded Sherman.
Headquartered in Houston, Comfort Systems USA is the premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, environment, processes and energy services. The Houston-based company has more than 125 locations across the nation. More information can be found at www.comfortsystemsusa.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. These statements are based on the current plans and expectations of Comfort Systems USA Inc. and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include risks detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.