Restoring occupancy of existing buildings that were shut down due to the COVID-19 virus or other reasons must be performed with strict safety procedures to mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
The following are SMACNA’s recommended Guidelines to open existing buildings with more specific emphasis on the building’s HVAC System. Guidelines from the CDC to wear a face covering, to remain at least 6 feet apart from other people, and to wash hands regularly (for at least 20 seconds) throughout the day are also very important.
SMACNA’s Guidelines specifically address the following:
- Ventilation Rates
- HVAC Equipment
- Project Management
- Other Considerations
- Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
- Indoor Air Quality
Read the full SMACNA HVAC COVID-19 Guidance Technical Resources Bulletin.