HVAC - September 2017

Design changes are causing mold and moisture building failures

There is a relationship between the HVAC and building envelope design and performance


HVAC experts suggest natural ventilation be allowed in most spaces outside of operating rooms

Natural ventilation is defined as the transport of fresh air through non-mechanical means, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospital's $5.5 million asbestos problem causing safety concerns

Figure includes almost $2 million for a retrofitted air-conditioning system in the radiology department


Florida assisted care facility sheltered in place without power for three days

As the indoor temperature climbed to the mid-80s, humidity made the hard-surfaced floors slick with condensation


Eight dead in Florida nursing home left with no A/C after Irma

The home's air-conditioning had been out since Hurricane Irma struck



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