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.

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.

International Centre for Facilities (ICF)

A not-for-profit, non-governmental scientific and educational organization whose mission is to improve the functionality, suitability, and quality of the places where people work and live, and of other constructed assets. The site offers a Glossary of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms; A-Z Terminology; Scales & Standards; a Readers Corner; links; and information on ICF services, tools, software, and training.

International Code Council (ICC)

A membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, ICC develops the building codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes (see FMLink listing below) developed by the International Code Council and offered online through eCodes.biz. Site topics include: membership features, ICC Store, codes and standards, government relations, training, certification and testing, public safety, jobs and code talk, and a newsroom and magazine.

International District Energy Association (IDEA)

This international, nonprofit trade association founded in 1909 promotes energy efficiency and environmental quality through the advancement of district heating, district cooling, and cogeneration (also known as combined heat and power or CHP). The association holds a major conference and trade show and other workshops, and provides an online forum for district energy professionals. It also publishes a quarterly magazine, a monthly online newsletter; the District Energy Resource Guide; and technical handbooks and videos. The site offers information about district energy, its history, and benefits; numerous resources; events; and news, including updates on legislative and regulatory issues.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

An intergovernmental body acting as energy policy advisor to numerous member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable, and clean energy for their citizens. Its mandate incorporates energy security, economic development, and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration, and outreach to the rest of the world. The site offers extensive information, statistics, and publications on such topics as cleaner fossil fuels, demand analysis, electricity, energy efficiency, environment, natural gas, renewable energy, and sustainable development.

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

The Swiss-based federation of 40+ ergonomics and human factors societies from around the world. IEA produced a consensus definition of “ergonomics” in 2000, produced guidelines on Core Competencies in Ergonomics, maintains a Directory of Educational Programs in ergonomics covering 35 countries, and is establishing a program of certification for Ergonomics QUality In Design (EQUID). The site offers ergonomics articles, information about IEA projects and awards, a calendar, newsletters, and links to IEA-endorsed journals, other publications, and ergonomics assessment tools.

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM)

Non-political, independent, and non-profit union of numerous national and regional purchasing associations worldwide. IFPSM advocates for procurement professionals, including those involved in purchasing, materials management, logistics, supply chain management, and strategic sourcing. The site includes information on member associations, education, publications, research, and news.