The COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound, long-lasting impact on building design for years to come. The focus right now is how to enhance indoor air quality to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (and future viruses) being transmitted in shared, enclosed spaces.
There is a very active research effort into how the coronavirus is transmitted and what can be done to reduce its transmission. One of the primary ways the virus is transmitted is through airborne respiratory droplets.
That’s why we recently published a new whitepaper, “Enhancing Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19 Risk Reduction,” to provide guidance to facility designers on recommendations and strategies for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) that can help reduce the risk of infection in indoor environments.
Learn About the Keys to Enhancing Indoor Air Quality
Research has proven that a properly maintained and operated HVAC system can help reduce the spread of viruses. These critical building systems not only provide thermal comfort to occupants but can also improve resistance to infection.
In our new whitepaper, we outline how air quality can be improved through the HVAC system and how this enables facility managers to reduce the spread of airborne diseases such as the coronavirus. We encourage you to access the whitepaper to learn more about:
- The latest recommendations and strategies for HVAC systems.
- How to properly maintain HVAC systems to reduce the spread of viruses.
- The importance of increasing ventilation and maximizing outside fresh air.
- How to improve filtration to remove certain particles.
- How to improve resistance to infection through intelligent design.
- When it’s appropriate to introduce air purifiers such as Airbox that use certified HEPA filters to purify the air.
The whitepaper provides tools and information to facility managers as well as other stakeholders such as building owners, managers, floor planners, and construction workers to facilitate discussions about how to efficiently implement these recommendations into the built environment.
“Our team is intricately involved in supporting facility managers as they strive to improve indoor air quality, remove contaminants, and reduce the risk of viruses spreading without incurring significant costs,” says Sandeep Davé, Chief Business Officer. “We believe the strategies and research presented in the whitepaper will provide all stakeholders with the key information they need to make informed decisions about building design that aligns with business objectives.”
– Download the whitepaper today. Find out more about strategies to enhance indoor air quality and mitigate risks associated with the coronavirus. Also, find out how we can help optimize your HVAC system to align with the specific building type and codes.