Where should owners be investing money and resources to best control respiratory health threats?
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to how we manage our buildings, how we allocate our human and monetary capital, and how we create the safest environment possible for people who depend on our facilities. Under guidance from the CDC and WHO, the President has released his plan for safety reopening the country for business. The consensus of engineering professionals and public health agencies is clear: improving indoor air quality is foundational to mitigating the spread of respiratory health threats like COVID-19.
How do we improve our Indoor Air Quality?
COVID-19 has brought to light that most facilities have inadequate ventilation, marked by insufficient levels of outside air. Building codes specify levels of fresh air, but rarely are those levels verified after the system has been inspected. The equipment features that control indoor air quality are overridden or fall in disrepair. They are sometimes adjusted for a temporary condition to maximize comfort but are not returned to their proper settings. As "health & safety" become higher priority, system modifications may be needed to accommodate both health and comfort, but with reasonable operating efficiency.
Clean Air provides building owners a blueprint and prioritized approach to meeting these competing needs. [Download a Clean Air flyer here]
What Do You Get?
- Inspection by environmental health consultant to ensure HVAC systems are operating in accordance with the ASHRAE 62.1 standard
- Verification that all features actually function
- Deficiencies list and remediation recommendations
- Long-range plan for major expenditures
- Third Party Environmental Health Certification to share with the public
Respiratory Health Advisory Council
We established this group of professionals to inform our collective efforts as school officials, consultants, and medical professionals to advise education institutions concerning the respiratory health risks brought upon us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the members of this council here.