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Update on Carbon Monoxide Detection in Commercial Buildings

Per a New York State Law, all commercial buildings are now required to have carbon monoxide (CO) detection. In response to the death of a restaurant worker on Long Island, New York added section 1228.4 of Title 19 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) “Carbon Monoxide Detection in Commercial Buildings.” This new code section, which went into effect on June 27, 2015 requires all buildings, new and existing, to have CO detection and alarm system installed no later than June 27, 2016.

With the end of 2015 qucikly approaching, LaBella can help you bring your buildings into compliance. The LaBella team has completed a number of projects to install and/or enhance carbon monoxide detection systems. One recent project was completed for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and the Unveristy at Buffalo.

A disconnected flue vent drew attention to CO exposure vulnerability on campus. In order to prevent to flow of flue gases throughout the dormitory buildings, SUNY University at Buffalo looked to the LaBella team to provide options for remediation. LaBella provided professional engineering services to assist in the campus-wide enhancement of the existing carbon monoxide (CO) detection systems at the Residence Life Halls on the SUNY Buffalo Campus. Related safety measures were implemented for Richmond Quad, Ellicott Complex, Governors Residence Halls on the North Campus, as well as Goodyear and Clement Halls on the South Campus.

Our services included analysis of drawings, field investigations, documentation of smoke testing in Richmond boiler room, recommendations for use of the building management system to mitigate CO release events, and recommendations for CO detection installation.

Below, a peek at some recent renovation work to UB's dormitory laundry facilities. The new spaces are beautiful, functional, and most importantly, safe.

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