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HFI release 3.12

March 12, 2012

Dr. Jessica Green and Rex Morrison Join The HFI Advisory Board

· Dr. Jessica Green Joins HFI Advisory

Jessica Green, Ph.D., is a TED2010 Fellow and TED2011 Senior Fellow, professor at the Santa Fe Institute and founding director of the innovative Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center that unites biology and architecture to achieve healthier facilities. Jessica also serves as associate professor of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, http://biology.uoregon.edu/people/Green/. She is an engineer and ecologist specializing in biodiversity theory and microbial systems. According to Jessica’s bio on the TED website, “Jessica envisions a future with genomic-driven approaches to architectural design that promote sustainability, human health and well-being…She is currently spearheading efforts to model buildings as complex ecosystems that house trillions of diverse microorganisms interacting with each other, with humans, and with their environment. This framework uses next-generation sequencing technology to characterize the ‘built environment microbiome’ and will offer site-specific design solutions to minimize the spread of infectious disease and maximize building energy efficiency.”

More info about Jessica here:

http://www.ted.com/speakers/jessica_green.html

About TED:

http://www.ted.com/pages/about

Director

Biology and Built Environment Center

http://biology.uoregon.edu/biobe/

Download Jessica’s CV.

· Rex Morrison, PCHS President, Joins HFI Advisory

Rex Morrison is president of the non-profit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium, Inc. Rex recently retired from his long-standing position as Housekeeping Training Coordinator for the Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno, NV - one of the few districts in the nation to achieve ISO 9001 Certification due to its focus on quality and standardized process.

He pioneered Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) in 100 schools in Washoe County. Rex now helps school districts across the nation implement the PCHS program to save money and jobs while enhancing the health of the indoor environment. In 2011, Rex formed the Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium, consisting of schools helping schools gain mastery of maintenance budgets, improve cleaning processes, health, and the bottom line.

Rex is also an IEHA Member and CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE) ready to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with and preparing to be certified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).

http://www.healthyfacilitiesinstitute.com/bio_443-Rex_Morrison