Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA Technical Resources Bulletin: HVAC COVID-19 Guidance

Sep 24, 2020

HVAC-1079650572 600x450Restoring 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
  • Filtration
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Owners
  • Project Management
  • Other Considerations
  • Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
  • Indoor Air Quality

Read the full SMACNA HVAC COVID-19 Guidance Technical Resources Bulletin.