Announcing Our First Healthy Building Hero-Dr. Janet E. Stout

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Chicago Faucets Shines the Spotlight on Healthy Building Heroes

We think it is time to focus on those who are leaders in identifying issues and determining solutions for creating healthy indoor environments that keep us safe and healthyThose individuals who have dedicated their careers to improving our built world, the quality of our environment, and our healthSo, we are shining the spotlight on these unsung heroes by recognizing these Healthy Building Heroes throughout the year. 


Meet Our First Honoree, Janet E. Stout PhD

We are excited to announce our first Healthy Building Hero is Janet E. Stout, PhD.  Dr. Janet E. Stout is president of Special Pathogens Laboratory, and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For more than 30 years, Dr. Stout has been recognized for her pioneering research on Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease, a serious and potentially deadly lung infection. Because Legionella can be found in the water systems of places like hospitals, hotels, and schools, among others, Chicago Faucets has been following her work for decades in our mission to address the biggest water-delivery system challenges for commercial buildings. 


Join Us and Dr. Stout in A Series Of Live Sessions  

To honor Dr. Stout and give back to the community, we are honored to join Special Pathogens Laboratory to help promote their mission to stop this preventable disease through education and awareness. Chicago Faucets has partnered with the Special Pathogens Laboratory to host a series of webinars featuring Dr. Stout. The webinars are ideal for any professional involved in the design or maintenance of building water systems, healthcare engineering, water-related public health initiatives and healthy building design in commercial real estate. 


Educational Giveaways For Registrants 

Registrants of each webinar will be entered in a drawing for Special Pathogens Laboratory's education resources, materials and ASHE CEU-accredited classes including:


Legionella Guidebook by SPL

  • Puzzled by Legionella? A Guide to Understanding Detection, Prevention and Water Management: The ultimate  Legionella resource and study guide written by Legionella expert, Dr.  Janet E. Stout. Developed to help professionals concerned with water safety and recognized by ASSE as an appropriate study guide for the 12080  certification exam.
  • SPL/IAPMO ASSE 12080 Course: Get trained by the best and certified as a Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist in this three-day live, virtual course. Earn 19 ASHE CEUs
  • LegiDoc® : Automatically generates pre-written water safety and management plans designed by The Legionella Experts®. LegiDoc plans are ASHRAE 188 and CMS compliant. Just customize with your facility information and LegiDoc delivers a comprehensive plan in PDF format.  


Register Here To Watch the Latest Webinar with Dr. Stout and An Expert Panel Including The Joint Commission Resources. Don't Wait- recording  only available  till 12/31/21 

These sessions will be available with the goal of helping others learn about and implement her preventative methodologies — in other words, put on their own Healthy Building Heroes cape. We look forward to celebrating more Healthy Building Heroes in the months to come as we continue to explore this topic in other articles.


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