Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.
Healthcare facilities that have the most trouble-free compliance inspections are those that retain a testing, adjusting and balancing agency to measure and audit systems annually.
With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.
There is a way that managers can improve indoor air quality while reducing energy use.
Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.
The global building automation and controls market is expected to grow 11.3 percent by 2030.
Faced with limited options, managers are investigating ultraviolet systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.
Many hospitals are over-ventilating indoor spaces, resulting in wasted energy and dollars
International experts have advocated respirator use and enhanced ventilation systems in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Systems are critical in providing safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff throughout facility.
When overhead vents supply heated air, occupants might be exposed to respiratory aerosols more than if same room were well-mixed
Changes include expanded requirements to allow airborne infectious isolation room exhaust discharge to general exhaust under certain conditions
For Washington’s long-term care facilities, recent heatwave underscored growing need for air conditioning
Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies
Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur
Risk-ranking each space in facilities with required temperature, pressure and humidity will guide testing procedures
ASHRAE, IUVA will cooperate to promote advancement of emerging research and technologies
Standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of healthcare facilities
Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital
COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical
Management plan can help managers maintain compliance with applicable accreditation, licensure and regulatory standards
Statement offers updated, unequivocal statement on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings
ASHRAE Standard 170 survived pandemic and is ready for next edition
Chicago’s Loyola University Medical Center installed UV-C lamps in HVAC systems
Resource fills a knowledge gap in a field with no definitive recommendations for environmental controls
Since 2001, at least 14 young patients claim to have been infected by Aspergillus mold
Former OSHA head says employers not taking adequate measures to address real COVID-19 risks in workplaces
No definitive recommendations exist for environmental controls when handling COVID-19 patients
Freezer storing 1,650 doses of the clinics’ COVID-19 vaccines stopped working