Favorite ASHRAE Resources Available to Address COVID-19 Concerns

ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.

The ASHRAE COVID-19 Preparedness Resources webpage, ashrae.org/COVID19, provides easily accessible resources from ASHRAE to building industry professionals.

Favorite Updated version of REHVA COVID-19 guide released!

On April 3, REHVA updated its COVID-19 guidance document with the following revisions and additions:

  • Latest information on the airborne transmission and implications to HVAC systems was added;
  • Ventilation continuous operation guidelines were updated to be explicit;
  • SARS-CoV-2 stability data at different temperatures and relative humidity was added;
  • Heat recovery equipment guidance was revised including the recommendation of inspection;
  • Guidance for room level circulation units was complemented;
  • HVAC maintenance personnel protection recommendation was added;
  • A summary of 14 points of practical measures for building services operation was added.

 

On the COVID-19 guidance webpage REHVA published also an updated collected bibliography, a Frequently Asked Questions section as well as the available translations of the documents.

Favorite ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Established

ASHRAE announced a Society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics.

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has been established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as it relates to the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems on disease transmission in healthcare facilities, the workplace, home, public and recreational environments. The task force will also provide recommendations for setting up temporary field hospitals in convention centers, arenas and indoor stadia to deal with surges.

The primary role of the task force is to maintain communication with members, industry partners, building owners, facility operators, government agencies and the general public…

>> Read more here: https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2020/ashrae-epidemic-task-force-established